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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 11th Oct 2019 Activity Director

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Thanks for your input Narda
Susan 9th Oct 2019 Activity Director

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This task might be challenging but here are some ideas
Talk about good foods to eat and perhaps have some samples
Probably will need the help of the dietary department and the dietitian as well as the speech therapist

You can talk about exercise you may want to enlist the physical therapist to help you with this but there are plenty of exercises that might help you on this site
https://www.goldencarers.com/exercise/

Another good idea is to talk about cognitively stimulating activities
And creative pursuits related to them
https://www.goldencarers.com/creative-pursuits-that-improve-quality-of-life/5167/

The next is the importance of socialization which you could include in your wellness clinic

Another idea would be to plan household tasks for residents to do at the wellness clinic

https://www.goldencarers.com/the-importance-of-daily-living-activities-for-the-elderly/5052/
Let us know how the clinic works out and other things you may have

Susan 9th Oct 2019 Activity Director

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Mila That sounds great
Danielle will this work for you ??
Let us know
Susan 8th Oct 2019 Activity Director

Short Story Jokes #5

Thanks for this I know Other will like it as well
Susan 8th Oct 2019 Activity Director

Sifting and Sorting Bins for Dementia Care

Thanks for this idea Haley
Susan 8th Oct 2019 Activity Director

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Thanks Caron for your encouragement
Susan 8th Oct 2019 Activity Director

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I do not live in Australia that’s why I suggested you ask the question out the golden Carers Facebook group
Maybe you two can exchange ideas??
Good luck to both of you
Susan 7th Oct 2019 Activity Director

Cheesecloth Halloween Ghosts

Thanks for the instructions on how to make liquid starch I really could use this
Susan 5th Oct 2019 Activity Director

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There are so many ideas on this site can you be a little more specific as to what type of activities you want to do
I always like sing-alongs or activities involving food everyone likes to eat
Susan 5th Oct 2019 Activity Director

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This would be a good question to ask at Golden Carers Facebook group
https://www.goldencarers.com/activities-for-seniors-facebook-group/4782/
Help