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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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7 Activities

2210 Comments

Susan 27th Oct 2019 Activity Director

25 Comfort Activities for Dementia Care

I agree
There are some great ideas here
Susan 27th Oct 2019 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Carolyn
You may want to read this comment by Lorraine
https://www.goldencarers.com/comments/22239/ or any of these others comments
https://www.goldencarers.com/search/#stq=Penpals&stp=1
Susan 26th Oct 2019 Activity Director

Hot Cocoa Bar Inspiration

I love Cocoa

Remember diabetic residents
You may want to use artificial sweetener and think of toppings that do not have a lot of sugar or any sugar
Cinnamon and nutMeg are good ideas
Also see if you can get sugar-free peppermint sticks
Crushed graham crackers are also good idea
Susan 26th Oct 2019 Activity Director

Holiday Sensory Box Inspiration

These are great suggestions
Susan 26th Oct 2019 Activity Director

Remembering Pearl Harbor

This is great information for celebrating pearl harbor day
Susan 26th Oct 2019 Activity Director

Anagram Quiz #5

another great quiz
Susan 26th Oct 2019 Activity Director

How to Plan a Caroling Party

Great suggestions
Susan 26th Oct 2019 Activity Director

Left - Right Melbourne Cup Pass the Parcel Game

I agree with Tolita this is great
Thank you
Susan 26th Oct 2019 Activity Director

Forum

This would be a good question to ask in Golden Carers Facebook group
https://www.goldencarers.com/activities-for-seniors-facebook-group/4782/
Susan 25th Oct 2019 Activity Director

Twister with a twist

Another great idea Linette
There are so many great ideas here
Help