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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

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7 Activities

721 Comments

Susan 15th Oct 2019 Activity Director

Baseball Themed Family Event

This event would be great especially if The home team or Little League team are in the World Series
It would be fun for those who love baseball also
In addition most residents love a party
Susan 15th Oct 2019 Activity Director

Soap Making Recipe

Those who have tried this activity can you tell those who want to know how long it takes Soap to set
It would be greatly appreciated
Thank you
Susan 12th Oct 2019 Activity Director

Cruise Ship Theme Day

Good Idea Brenda
Susan 12th Oct 2019 Activity Director

Forum

Thanks for the suggestion
Susan 12th Oct 2019 Activity Director

Forum

Good thoughts Caitlin
Susan 12th Oct 2019 Activity Director

Forum

I am not sure what you mean by this do you want to assess the activity in terms of those were attended and why they attended and what they gain from being in attendance ??
This article On writing progress notes may help you
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You may want to use The headers for each of these in this activity
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You may want to add the residents expectations
What aspects of the residents may be improved by doing this activity
Response of the residents to the activity
In Other words what was gained by the residents from doing this
How you could improve the activity
Do you need anymore information let us know
Susan 11th Oct 2019 Activity Director

Indoor croquet

Great idea Diane
Your tips are also very valuable
Susan 11th Oct 2019 Activity Director

10 Tips for Ageing Better

Great
You can see if I have a residents need any help with these things
They may also want to add other ideas
Susan 11th Oct 2019 Activity Director

Forum

Thanks for your suggestion Carol
Help