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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

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Susan 25th Aug 2019 Activity Director

Aboriginal Clapping Music Sticks

This is great on so many levels
Thank you for sharing
Susan 24th Aug 2019 Activity Director

Anagram Quiz #4

I am so glad you’ve liked his side I think it’s a great site too has many good ideas
Susan 24th Aug 2019 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Betty
First of all congratulations
Golden Carers has a template for a newsletter which I think you can use
https://www.goldencarers.com/newsletter-template-1/3250/
Here are some ideas as to what to include
https://www.goldencarers.com/comments/17096/
Susan 23rd Aug 2019 Activity Director

3 Minute fudge

Thank you for this recipe it sounds easy and yummy
Susan 23rd Aug 2019 Activity Director

Forum

Another idea is to have high functioning residents run a few activities
Maybe two tesidente could run the activity
I hung large envelopes on the walls with independent activities that residents could do
There is a always the idea of playing some movies for the residents to watch or playing music for the residents to listen to
There are some great videos of there that are pretty good at engaging the residents
For all of these things you do need someone on the staff to initiate the activities and gather residents to come to them
You can always have a deck of cards are some dice for the residence to use
Susan 23rd Aug 2019 Activity Director

Forum

Thank you Julianne
Susan 23rd Aug 2019 Activity Director

Forum

Here are some articles on how to write a care plan on golden Carers
https://www.goldencarers.com/search/#stq=care+plan&stp=1
Susan 22nd Aug 2019 Activity Director

Forum

Here are some fundraising ideas on golden Carers

https://www.goldencarers.com/search/#stq=Fundraisers&stp=1

If you are a non-profit Organization you may be able to get more donations

Don’t be afraid to ask local merchants for donations
Susan 22nd Aug 2019 Activity Director

Forum

Hi
I do not know any entertainers in your area but here are some ideas that are on golden Carers that you might be able to use
https://www.goldencarers.com/oktoberfest-party-ideas/3471/
Susan 22nd Aug 2019 Activity Director

Forum

Thank you Jane
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