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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

20 Articles   Write for Us

7 Activities

2210 Comments

Susan 17th Feb 2021 Activity Director

8 Ways to Celebrate Birthdays in Senior Care Homes

Hi Ellen
This seems like a lovely idea
We always celebrated the birthdays of people born in a particular month at the party
So there was more than one birthday we celebrated
But we made the birthday people feel very special
Susan 17th Feb 2021 Activity Director

11 Leadership Tips in a Time of Crisis

Hi Joelle
I have to agree with you physical distancing describes what people are doing better than social distancing
Susan 17th Feb 2021 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Jennifer
Thank you for sharing this
We also did a meet and greet
I would have one of the high functioning ambulatory residents help me
We did another activity similar to wall activity
I had a list of things people would like to do
Then in a bag I would have numbers from one to however many activities are on my list
The resident would pick a number from bag and then we would do whatever the number said
You can modify this easily by changing the activities on the list to meet the needs of the residents in the group
You could also do this as a one to one activity
Susan 17th Feb 2021 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Pauline
Your suggestions seem most helpful
Thank you for sharing them
Susan 16th Feb 2021 Activity Director

Hand Massage & Nail Care

Hi Noeline
Thank you for sharing this information
Susan 16th Feb 2021 Activity Director

Winter Sports Game

Hi Johanna
You definitely can save the pictures just press download and print
Then you can print the pictures and do what you want them
Susan 16th Feb 2021 Activity Director

Multicultural Day - More Ideas for International Day of Peace

Hi Margaret
Thank you for this information
Susan 16th Feb 2021 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Luba
I am not exactly sure what you mean by this article will be of great help to you
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After reading it if you have anymore questions feel free to ask
Susan 16th Feb 2021 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Jessica
Thank you for your kind words
Let us know how it is going and if you have anymore questions
I know it will all go well for you
Susan 14th Feb 2021 Activity Director

All Answers end with CATE

Thank you for your kind words Lisa
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