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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 3rd Mar 2021 Activity Director

Armchair Travel to Brazil

Hi Holly
Your kind words are truly appreciated Thank you
Susan 3rd Mar 2021 Activity Director

Armchair Travel to the Philippines

Hi Maria
Thank you for your inspiring words
Susan 3rd Mar 2021 Activity Director

Who Am I? March Birthdays

Hi Yvonne
Thank you for your kind words I agree this site is a go to for many
There are just so many good ideas
Susan 2nd Mar 2021 Activity Director

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Thank you Linda for your suggestion
Susan 2nd Mar 2021 Activity Director

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Thank you for the information Jean
Susan 2nd Mar 2021 Activity Director

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Hi Faith
I hope we are better soon
Thank you for responding
Susan 2nd Mar 2021 Activity Director

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Thank you for your ideas Linda
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Hi Emma
The first thing that comes to mind is Nerf balls etc.
Linda has suggested this
Pool noodle as a bat, craft foam balls or sponge ball
try and get your sponges in orange, or lime green as visually impaired see these colours better
You can also play games with balloons
https://www.goldencarers.com/balloon-games/3196/
Susan 1st Mar 2021 Activity Director

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Hi Lindsey
That sounds wonderful
Susan 1st Mar 2021 Activity Director

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Hi Nicole
I think that having a base where are you put a silk flower in for each resident that passed away during Covid
Here are the meanings of some colors that you might want to use Beige symbolizes calm and simplicity. Yellow signifies joy, happiness, betrayal, optimism, idealism, imagination, hope, sunshine, summer, gold, philosophy, dishonesty, cowardice, jealousy, covetousness, deceit, illness, hazard and friendship. Dark Blue: Symbolizes integrity, knowledge, power, and seriousness.
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