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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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254 Comments

Susan 15th Feb 2019 Activity Director

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You could try this from golden Carers or make something similar to fit your needs
https://www.goldencaretools.com/

If you provide me with your email address I can send you one that I use as an activity care plan if that interests you
You could adapt it and modify it as necessary
Susan 14th Feb 2019 Activity Director

20 Fabulous Day Trip Destinations for Seniors

Great idea Owen
Susan 14th Feb 2019 Activity Director

Hollywood Stars Bingo

You could also use these pictures as an Identitng game especially for lower functioning residents
You could enlarge the pictures for those who are visually impaired
You could do this as a reminiscing activity also
Susan 14th Feb 2019 Activity Director

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You could print cards color bingo using card stock from this site
They also have other bingo games you might be interested in
Susan 14th Feb 2019 Activity Director

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Here is another version of card bingo I think you can use less than six cards per person to make it easier
https://www.goldencarers.com/card-bingo/4175/
Susan 14th Feb 2019 Activity Director

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Here is an idea from Golden Carer
https://www.goldencarers.com/picture-matching-bingo/3913/
You can also use playing cards just get two decks and give each resident however many cards you want Face up and when you pick a matching card they turn it face down
The one who turns all their cards over is the winner and you start a new game if you want to have a winner
You could use giant playing cards also
Susan 14th Feb 2019 Activity Director

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Solange those are really good ideas
Susan 10th Feb 2019 Activity Director

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I have some question
What is the goal of having this kind of shop
Are the residents capable of understanding the concept of buying things or is this just to give them a choice one they don't have many choices left
Mixed in this link I things that others have done I don't know if that applies to you
https://www.goldencarers.com/comments/7448/ it is the comment from Kathy
If your goal is to have them keep busy with money here are some links to that
https://www.goldencarers.com/show-me-the-money/4717/
https://www.goldencarers.com/market-day/5533/
https://www.goldencarers.com/money-counting/4137/
We never actually had a shop but there was talk of doing it and that's all it was talk
Susan 9th Feb 2019 Activity Director

Hidden Equations Number Search #6

So glad there is a new one of these
Susan 7th Feb 2019 Activity Director

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There are some examples on Golden Carers
https://www.goldencarers.com/search/#stq=Case+study&stp=1
Start with these but plug-in what applies to your residents
Also ask your boss what he wants
Help