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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 29th Mar 2019 Activity Director

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This will be hard read this article to help you with stress
https://www.goldencarers.com/15-ways-to-practise-self-care-and-avoid-burnout/5616/
Just do the best you can
Susan 29th Mar 2019 Activity Director

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Running a book club is very dependent on the residents you are doing it with
Because of the level of function of the groups we have we chose a chicken soup for the soul story that one of the staff read aloud and then had a discussion about it
Some of the residents read the story ahead of time
You could make copies of a short story and distribut it to the residents who are interested
But I think having someone read the story aloud is a good idea to get the group going
Susan 29th Mar 2019 Activity Director

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ELISE you always have such great insight
You could try this DVD that has gentle chair exercises with Tai Chi moves

https://www.goldencarers.com/gentle-chair-exercises-dvd/4113/
Susan 28th Mar 2019 Activity Director

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I know Elisa had great success with Tai Chi
https://www.goldencarers.com/comments/20942/
I am hopeful she will share some more information with us
I know how Tai Chi is very good for movement and balance
in fact many physical therapists recommend it
Susan 28th Mar 2019 Activity Director

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Very helpful information Elisa
Thank you
Susan 28th Mar 2019 Activity Director

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Great thoughts Elisa and Jeanine
I am sure they will be helpful
Susan 27th Mar 2019 Activity Director

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There are members from all over the world on the site
It is good to get input from a lot of different people from a lot of different backgrounds
Susan 27th Mar 2019 Activity Director

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Your ideas are great Darla
Susan 26th Mar 2019 Activity Director

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I have never had a problem with this as long as the movie has been released on tape another words not bootleg copy
I like to show short movies because attention spans can be short
Susan 26th Mar 2019 Activity Director

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Thank you for your input it seems very helpful Elisa
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