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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 26th Nov 2022 Activity Director

Thanksgiving Quiz

Hi Esmeralda
I know it’s a bit late because Thanksgiving is over now
In general use a translation program and make a word document out of it and then print it
The Internet is quite good at translating things just put in the language you want after you type in what do you want translated
Susan 26th Nov 2022 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Byrony
I thought I sent this a while ago but maybe not anyway here are some of my thoughts
Actually, this article is from golden carers
https://www.goldencarers.com/7-ways-to-celebrate-the-fifa-world-cup/5511/
Susan 26th Nov 2022 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Marady
Have you seen this article?
https://www.goldencarers.com/how-to-setup-up-an-orientation-program-for-new-activity-staff/7240/
I liked to reserve the fun things when I know they orientees are going to work out
This article may help you also
https://www.goldencarers.com/how-to-plan-implement-an-induction-orientation-program/4698/
Susan 25th Nov 2022 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Claudia
Thank you for the information
Susan 23rd Nov 2022 Activity Director

16 New Resident Welcome Gift Ideas

Hi Vinod, and Julia
Thank you for your suggestions
Susan 21st Nov 2022 Activity Director

Christmas Songs - Sing the Next Line Quiz

Hi Anne Marie
Thank you for your kind words
Susan 21st Nov 2022 Activity Director

Target Golf

Hi Emily
Where do you get the golf clubs and golf balls
I know you can buy toy ones and sometimes you could find them at Goodwill or another similar store
You can also write to golf ball manufacturers
They may donate some golf balls to you
Susan 21st Nov 2022 Activity Director

Christmas Tree Group Colouring

Hi Catherine
Great idea thank you for sharing it
Susan 21st Nov 2022 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Jane
It is so kind of you to share your feelings
I agree this site is very helpful
Thank you
Susan 21st Nov 2022 Activity Director

Forum

Why Elizabeth
Thank you for your kind words and for all you do
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