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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 30th Jun 2022 Activity Director

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Hi Tiffany
Thanks for sharing this
Susan 30th Jun 2022 Activity Director

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Hi Joey
Golden Carers has newsletters that you can use every month
https://www.goldencarers.com/search/?search=July+Newsletters&search_tag=Activity
Susan 28th Jun 2022 Activity Director

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Hi Barb
I have never done a party like this but Colton Carers has a great idea
https://www.goldencarers.com/how-to-host-a-christmas-in-july-party/3436/
Susan 27th Jun 2022 Activity Director

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Wow Stephanie
I admire all the hard work you must have done over the years
It is so nice to hear from an experienced professional like you that this site is so helpful
I am glad you mentioned being able to modify an activity to suit your needs
Keep up the good work and thank you so much for your kind words
Susan 26th Jun 2022 Activity Director

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Hi Elisha
Thank you for your input
Susan 26th Jun 2022 Activity Director

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Thanks for your suggestion Stacy
Susan 25th Jun 2022 Activity Director

Arm Chair Travel with YouTube

Susan 24th Jun 2022 Activity Director

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Hi Dy
Are the patients staying there long term or short term??
I find food and music helpful in getting people to activities
Here are some ideas are used to get elected residents to Activities
https://www.goldencarers.com/how-to-get-reluctant-residents-to-attend-activities/5980/
Susan 24th Jun 2022 Activity Director

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Hi Dy
Are the patients staying there long term or short term??
I find food and music helpful in getting people to activities
Here are some ideas are used to get elected residents to Activities
https://www.goldencarers.com/how-to-get-reluctant-residents-to-attend-activities/5980/
Susan 24th Jun 2022 Activity Director

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Hi Venessa
What kind of a template are you looking for
Do you use the Golden Carers tool kit
It is very useful
https://toolkit.goldencarers.com/plans/
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