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Susan

Activity Director From Nevada, United States


About Susan: Susan Berg is a freelance writer, retired healthcare professional, retired Activity Director and current writer for several senior care e-magazines with more than 20 years of experience working with Senior Citizens and eight years experience writing for a number of publications. She is the author of a book for those with dementia and their caregivers. Susan has two blogs about activities for seniors and information vital to all wanting to know about dementia. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and North Shore Community College.

Senior Citizens
Susan is an expert on senior citizen issues. She is currently a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant(COTA). In this role, she has worked with senior citizens. Susan is an expert on adapting and modifying activities so that seniors can participate in them. She spent twenty years as an Activity Director in nursing homes. She devised, planned, coordinated, and facilitated stimulating activity programming. Also she designed a program for homebound senior citizens. Currently, Susan shares her knowledge about senior activities on one of her blogs.

Dementia

Susan is also an expert on dementia and related issues. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner(CPD). She has participated in numerous workshops, seminars and alike where she has gained much knowledge. Her work as an Activity Director and COTA has given her much knowledge and experience in relating to individuals with dementia. Susan is passionate about sharing her knowledge. She is hopeful that people will do what they can to prevent or at least slow down dementia in themselves or loved ones. Susan has shared many tips on how to prevent dementia or slow it down on her other blog.

Feel free to visit and comment at either of Susan’s blogs at
http://activitiesdirector.blogspot.com
http://dementiaviews.blogspot.com

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Susan 21st Mar 2020 Activity Director

Motivational Quotes

This is perfect for this time
It is so easy to get depressed but motivational quotes help people stay in a good mood
Susan 21st Mar 2020 Activity Director

How to Support Residents in Lockdown

Hi Sharon
You sound like a great person
Thank you for your great effort
Susan 21st Mar 2020 Activity Director

Forum

Have you tried bunco
It is a simple game that requires no skill but is great for socializing and always a lot of fun
It is easily adaptable to any situation and any number of people
https://www.goldencarers.com/bunco-dice-game-for-seniors/5724/
Susan 20th Mar 2020 Activity Director

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Hi Meaka
It sounds like you’re really getting into your new position and I am sure the residents appreciate all your effort
Thank you for sharing your new ideas
They will be helpful to others I am sure
Susan 20th Mar 2020 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Carla
Here is a template you might find useful you can all through it for your own purposes
https://www.goldencarers.com/pdf/3934/
Susan 20th Mar 2020 Activity Director

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Hi Liz
You obviously are a great asset to your residents
Do you date ideas for specific activities??
Thank you for sharing
Susan 20th Mar 2020 Activity Director

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Wow Brian what a great idea thank you for sharing
Susan 20th Mar 2020 Activity Director

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I like the idea of a kindness program
Even if you do not have ties with a children’s group you can use this idea among all your residents
I always had an impromptu kindness groups when the residents we’re getting mean even though they may not have meant it
It is always good to remind people staff and residents to be kind
Susan 20th Mar 2020 Activity Director

Parts of the Body Riddles

Another great activity Gwyneth
Again this game could be printed out and the residents could do it independently
Thank you
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