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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 21st Sep 2020 Activity Director

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Susan 21st Sep 2020 Activity Director

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Hi Traci
How much did you want to spend?
What size do you want?
You can buy them on Amazon

You may want to ask this question of our Facebook members
https://www.goldencarers.com/activities-for-seniors-facebook-group/4782/
Susan 21st Sep 2020 Activity Director

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Eniko
Thank you for your input
Susan 21st Sep 2020 Activity Director

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Hi Tammy
I always used to give out a quarter to the winner
We did not clear the cards until we had three winners
Each one got a quarter
The last game was a coverall and the winner got a dollar
Other members had these ideas
https://www.goldencarers.com/forum-search/?searchterm=Bingo+prizes
https://www.goldencarers.com/comments/8408/

https://www.goldencarers.com/koala-keno/3871/
Let us know if you need more ideas

Susan 19th Sep 2020 Activity Director

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Thank you for your input Kristen
Susan 19th Sep 2020 Activity Director

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Hi Abby
I thought I responded to this post before but apparently it got lost
Anyway October is a fun month for activities
Mainly I like to talk about Columbus
https://www.goldencarers.com/christopher-columbus-trivia/5999/
and Halloween
https://www.goldencarers.com/search/#stq=Halloween&stp=1
As you can see there are many things to celebrate in October
This depends on your facility and your residents
https://www.goldencarers.com/calendar/october/
I think it is very necessary to talk about Residents Rights month
https://www.goldencarers.com/calendar/residents-rights-month-activities/187/
Susan 19th Sep 2020 Activity Director

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Congratulations on your job Mike
This site has many many ideas for activities and also informative articles
If you have any specific questions feel free to ask them because the members of this site are very knowledgeable and creative
Susan 18th Sep 2020 Activity Director

6 Fun & Easy Dice Games for the Elderly

Good ideas Francisco
Thanks for your input
Susan 18th Sep 2020 Activity Director

Noodle Soccer

Hi Elaine
I love what you did and I am sure your residents loved it also
What creativity you have
Thank you for sharing
Susan 17th Sep 2020 Activity Director

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Hi Hanifa
This article should be just what you’re looking for
https://www.goldencarers.com/how-to-start-a-new-resident-welcome-program/5747/
Help