Member Profile:

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 Dec 2021 Activity Director

Forum

Patrick
I found this article that might help you
https://engagingdementia.ie/sonas-programme/sonas-sessions/
If not perhaps you can Try the golden Carers Facebook group
https://www.goldencarers.com/activities-for-seniors-facebook-group/4782/
I have tried a group similar to somas with limited success
I do not know what you are planning to do but if you need more help let me know
Susan 30th Dec 2021 Activity Director

Lucky Dog Card Game

Hi Gj
I like your ideas thanks for sharing them
Susan 30th Dec 2021 Activity Director

New Year Traditions From Around the World

Hi Vivian
Glad to hear you have found activities that your residents like
It sounds like you are a great activities coordinator
Thank you for your efforts and kind words
Susan 29th Dec 2021 Activity Director

In-Room Bird Watching

Great Melisa
Thank you for sharing another way to use this activity
Susan 29th Dec 2021 Activity Director

Newsletter Template - February 2022

Hi Annatjie
I am sure all the members are happy to have you as part of this also
Susan 29th Dec 2021 Activity Director

Red Lipstick Day - November 11

This sounds like a fun idea Annmarie
Thank you for sharing it
Susan 29th Dec 2021 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Barb
Why not make some nice snowflakes for January
https://www.goldencarers.com/winter-craft-snow-flakes-/3440/
You can have a discussion about snow or play winter music for this activity
Susan 29th Dec 2021 Activity Director

A Selection of NEW YEAR Poems

These are great Gwyneth
Thank you
Susan 29th Dec 2021 Activity Director

Forum

Hey Katie
Sounds great maybe you would like this to help you
https://www.goldencarers.com/royal-quiz---queens-offical-birthday/6449/
Thank you for sharing
Susan 29th Dec 2021 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Janine
Thanks for the ideas
Help