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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

29 Activities


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Susan 28th Apr 2022 Activity Director

London Landmarks Picture Pairs Game

Thank you Bryony
This will be great fun
Susan 28th Apr 2022 Activity Director

How to Conduct an Activities Survey

Hi Catherine
Have you thought about having a resident council meeting where Activities they want to do the primary topic
Giving them a choice of two or three items usually is good
You are so may want to do one to one especially with the student not usually participate
Here are some ideas how to get residence to participate
https://www.goldencarers.com/search/?search_tag=Forum&search=Reluctant%20residence
Susan 28th Apr 2022 Activity Director

How to start a Garden Club for Seniors

Hi Lizzie
Great idea thanks for sharing
Susan 28th Apr 2022 Activity Director

Forum

Great idea Cheryl
Susan 27th Apr 2022 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Annatjie
Thank you thank you thank you for your kind words
Susan 27th Apr 2022 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Linda
Thank you for your kind words
Is it wonderful that this site is so helpful to you and especially to your residents
Susan 27th Apr 2022 Activity Director

Pick Me Up Jars

Hi Barbara
I have never used stepping stones.
How are you planning to use it??
Susan 27th Apr 2022 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Christy
Happiness all around
This is a community of sharing great ideas
If you have any questions or would like to share an idea of yours feel free to do so
Thank you so much for your kind words
Susan 26th Apr 2022 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Kay
I have not played it but it looks like a lot of fun and there is much room for discussion
For those who have not seen it yet here is a link
https://www.goldencarers.com/st-georges-day-bingo/7713/
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