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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 2nd Aug 2019 Activity Director

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Hi
I think this article will help you because you can Print these
https://www.goldencarers.com/monthly-activity-attendance/3247/
Susan 1st Aug 2019 Activity Director

Winter Campfire

More great thoughts Owen
Susan 1st Aug 2019 Activity Director

How to Plan a Festival Of Lights Family Night

This will be a great celebration around Hanukkah
Susan 1st Aug 2019 Activity Director

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I have always made two calendars one for the general population and one for the dementia unit

If you look through the sample calendars
https://www.goldencarers.com/sample-activities-calendars/3881/

you will see that I have two monthly calendars one for the two units that are not specifically dementia units and the other call Tapley lane is for the dementia unit

I have combined the two units not for dementia and we have different activities and the units
We also have an afternoon activity which is usually open to everyone
It is usually in the big dining room

I have used Microsoft word to create the calendars however golden carers has a good program to make calendars

https://www.goldencarers.com/free-activity-calendar-for-seniors/4857/

You can also use the tool kit make a calendar
https://toolkit.goldencarers.com/plans/

I do emphasize at the resident Council meeting that any resident can go to any activity if they so choose
Susan 1st Aug 2019 Activity Director

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I have always made two calendars one for the general population and one for the dementia unit

If you look through the sample calendars
https://www.goldencarers.com/sample-activities-calendars/3881/

you will see that I have two monthly calendars one for the two units that are not specifically dementia units and the other call Tapley lane is for the dementia unit

I have combined the two units not for dementia and we have different activities and the units
We also have an afternoon activity which is usually open to everyone
It is usually in the big dining room

I have used Microsoft word to create the calendars however golden carers has a good program to make calendars

https://www.goldencarers.com/free-activity-calendar-for-seniors/4857/

You can also use the tool kit make a calendar
https://toolkit.goldencarers.com/plans/

I do emphasize at the resident Council meeting that any resident can go to any activity if they so choose
Susan 31st Jul 2019 Activity Director

Have You Ever Game

Great idea Shannon
Susan 31st Jul 2019 Activity Director

All Things Weddings

Great ideas this makes the residents feel part of the celebration
Susan 30th Jul 2019 Activity Director

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This article on golden Carers may help you talk to your boss
https://www.goldencarers.com/the-health-benefits-of-silence-in-senior-care/5841/
Susan 30th Jul 2019 Activity Director

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Susan 30th Jul 2019 Activity Director

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This comment may help you
https://www.goldencarers.com/comments/6277/

Also you might want to ask the hospice care group that comes into your facility they have helped me out
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