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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 7th Jul 2019 Activity Director

Forum

Thank you for the information Penny I am sure it will be helpful
Susan 6th Jul 2019 Activity Director

Famous Faces

If you need pictures of famous faces use these on golden Carers you may have to blow them up depending on the eye sight of your residents
https://www.goldencarers.com/pdf/5788/
Susan 6th Jul 2019 Activity Director

Forum

This sounds like a great idea Penny where did you get the grocery cart I can see people with dementia wanting to use it
Susan 6th Jul 2019 Activity Director

Group Singing with Props

This is a great idea Jean
I had a resident Choral group similar to this
We did have performances of the group 4 times a year for family members and the community
Susan 6th Jul 2019 Activity Director

Forum

This sounds like a great idea Penny where did you get the grocery cart I can see people with dementia wanting to use it
Susan 5th Jul 2019 Activity Director

Baby Boomers Music Quiz 4

So glad you are enjoying this site you are right there are many great activities here
Also if you have any questions feel free to ask them because we have many Activity professionals with many outstanding ideas
Susan 4th Jul 2019 Activity Director

Laughing Together - Five Activities to Get Residents Smiling

What a good idea Gina
Susan 4th Jul 2019 Activity Director

Forum

Hi all
This article on goal then Carers may help all of you with your exercise program
https://www.goldencarers.com/how-to-run-group-exercise-sessions-for-the-elderly/5182/
Susan 4th Jul 2019 Activity Director

Newsletter Template 1

There are some good ideas here here are some other suggestions
https://www.goldencarers.com/comments/17096/
Susan 2nd Jul 2019 Activity Director

Forum

Very good idea Teresa
Let us know what works for you Tina
Thanks
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