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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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Susan 11th Dec 2018 Activity Director

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You have to be careful about privacy issues
you can email family members
Ask family members at the next family council meeting and see what they have to say also make sure you talk to your administrator about this
you may want to ask this question at the Facebook page for golden Carers
https://m.facebook.com/GoldenCarers/
Susan 11th Dec 2018 Activity Director

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Here is another good site
https://myfreebingocards.com/occasions
Susan 11th Dec 2018 Activity Director

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That is a really good idea Michael and you can document that too
Susan 10th Dec 2018 Activity Director

Christmas decorations with Salt Dough

I agree this is a great idea especially for those with dementia
Susan 10th Dec 2018 Activity Director

Christmas decorations with Salt Dough

I agree this is a great idea especially for those with dementia
Susan 8th Dec 2018 Activity Director

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national paper snowflake is December 27
This may be a good way to kick off your celebration
Here is a link to making a paper snowflake
http://activitiesdirector.blogspot.com/2018/12/make-paper-snowflake-simply.html
Susan 8th Dec 2018 Activity Director

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Here are some other ideas international nurses day is May 12 but these ideas will work for you now
https://www.goldencarers.com/how-to-show-your-appreciation-on-international-nurses-day/3994/
https://www.goldencarers.com/a-poem-for-nurses/5038/
Susan 7th Dec 2018 Activity Director

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Susan 26th Nov 2018 Activity Director

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For your new years celebration use the suggestions here
https://www.goldencarers.com/count-down-to-noon/4097/
We used many of these ideas
In addition will you would use a beach ball and have a resident hold it over their head and hold onto it while we counted from 10 to 0 and then said happy new year
I have a special entertainer unless the weather was bad but we would have our party with the entertainer or not
Before the party we would make noise makers
Before of the toast which I made homemade champagne with diet soda and juice
We would give glass of juice to each resident and one we got to zero we would hold the glass up and say happy new year everyone would drink their juice and then they would shake their noisemakers
We would invite family members to join us they seem to enjoy the celebration
The room was packed but there were still some resident who could not come so we would go to their room and drink a glass of fake champagne and give them a noise maker and say happy new year to them
They really enjoyed this
Susan 26th Nov 2018 Activity Director

Count Down to Noon!

I love the suggestions here go to the forum to see more of my ideas
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