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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 14th May 2019 Activity Director

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Another great idea Rachel
Susan 14th May 2019 Activity Director

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Yes thank you Rachel feel free to ask any questions you might have because we have a very active forum and very knowledgeable members
Susan 12th May 2019 Activity Director

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HI Vivian
Thanks for reaching out for help I think the link that Solange suggested will be very helpful especially the parts about collecting data and beyond
Susan 10th May 2019 Activity Director

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I am glad we could help you Lyn
Have fun singing with your residents
Susan 9th May 2019 Activity Director

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Thanks Virginia
Susan 9th May 2019 Activity Director

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Birthday cards and other cards are a good idea as long as they have the help of the staff to send them
Susan 9th May 2019 Activity Director

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Sounds like a good idea Virginia I say if it works use it
Susan 8th May 2019 Activity Director

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I am glad so many people were able to help you thank you for your input
Susan 8th May 2019 Activity Director

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Thank you Gail what a great idea
Susan 8th May 2019 Activity Director

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You can also join the Golden Carers Facebook group and ask members of the group what they think and if any of them have a Facebook page or group for their facility https://www.facebook.com/groups/ActivitiesForSeniors/
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