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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

29 Activities


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Susan 31st Mar 2022 Activity Director

Forum

Thanks Darla
Glad this could be useful
Susan 31st Mar 2022 Activity Director

The Magic of Being Silly

Hi Tammy
Sounds like great fun
I agree laughter is the best medicine
Susan 30th Mar 2022 Activity Director

Great Minds Think Alike Word Game

Hi again Rene
Was thinking about this and I was thinking of a way to get lower functioning and high functioning people involved
You could have high functioning resIdents Think of answers and write them down

Then you could play with lower functioning residents you could ask the questions and depending on the function of the audience you could give them a choice of 23 or four answers and let them pick the one they think is most popular
There would not have any winners but it would be fun to play
What do you think about that??
Susan 29th Mar 2022 Activity Director

True or False Quiz #5

Doug
I like the name minds in motion
Susan 29th Mar 2022 Activity Director

Sunflowers Poster Group Activity

Wow Donna that is great thanks for sharing the picture
Susan 29th Mar 2022 Activity Director

Great Minds Think Alike Word Game

Very clever René
Thanks for sharing this
Can anyone think of a way to do this without the residents having to write the answers down?
Susan 28th Mar 2022 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Linda and Jean
What do you think about using some ideas in this article??
https://www.goldencarers.com/sundowning-symptoms-triggers-strategies/4451/

Maybe you could do with a sensory lap blanket
https://www.goldencarers.com/sensory-lap-quilt/3944/
Susan 26th Mar 2022 Activity Director

How to host an Olympic Games Theme Day

Hi Thara
Thank you for sharing this
Sounds like you had a great time
Susan 26th Mar 2022 Activity Director

5 Ways to Spice Up Your Activity Calendar

Hi Lora
Thank you for this information
It is most helpful
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