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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


3010 Comment

Susan 27th Feb 2022 Activity Director

Bean Auction

Wow faith
Sounds like you had a really great time
It is so nice when the residents ask you to add something to the calendar
Thank you for sharing this
Susan 27th Feb 2022 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Linda
Great thanking
Thank you for sharing
The residents you serve are very lucky to have you
Susan 27th Feb 2022 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Linda
Thank you for sharing this
Susan 24th Feb 2022 Activity Director

Free Music Playlists for the Elderly

Hi Lori
Thank you so much for this information
Susan 24th Feb 2022 Activity Director

Air Dry Clay Scentables

Hi Erin
Thank you so much for providing that information
Susan 22nd Feb 2022 Activity Director

100 Movie Recommendations for Seniors

Hi Debra
This sounds great and a good way to do many things
You have provided some valuable information
Thanks for sharing it
Susan 22nd Feb 2022 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Linda
It sounds like you are doing a great thing and very creative
It’s great that you were able to raise some money as well
Thank you for sharing this
Susan 22nd Feb 2022 Activity Director

My Bonnie Chair Exercise Fun

Hey Kerry Jayne
It sounds like you are very lucky but I like your suggestions
Thanks for sharing them
Susan 22nd Feb 2022 Activity Director

Forum

Jordan
Pretha has some good ideas
Here are some ways to fill up your calendar
First to make a Calendar you will be very general about things such as let’s get physical for physical activities which could be whatever you do
You will have to talk to others doing activities and find out what and when they do them
You may just put a.m. and p.m. on the calendar
If you have a particular activity you do but it is somewhat general you might want to put explanation of it on the calendar
Here is some thing I did CAM=Customized activity medley which consists of 5-
60 minute 1:1, small and group activities which may include but is not limited to card, dice or other games movement activities, prayers or other religious offerings, arts&crafts, independently or staff directed looking at magazines, puzzles, light touch massage or other sensory stimulation skills, jokes, trivia reminiscing or other discussion groups, sing a longs and other music groups, snacks or other food groups
You may want to put down TV programs that they watch on Calendar
I always like to use independent leisure activities as a general name
Why not look at the sample calendars on this site
The ones I contributed are the last ones

https://www.goldencarers.com/sample-activities-calendars/3881/
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