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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 16th Jul 2024 Activity Director

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Hi Deb
Thank you for your input
Susan 15th Jul 2024 Activity Director

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Hi Julie
I do not know much about this, but I think this recipe for curry cheese spread may help you
https://www.goldencarers.com/safe-cheese-spreads-for-the-elderly/4448/
Susan 12th Jul 2024 Activity Director

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Hi Cathy
Thank you for your kind words and good luck in your new role
You are right this site has terrific ideas, and activities to do New ones are added all the time
Welcome
Susan 12th Jul 2024 Activity Director

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Hi Debra
I would say this depends on what the resident likes
Does she like big groups or small groups
Does she have family or are you her family?
It is always great to have food at a celebration
What is her favorite food?Does she like music and entertainment
Does she have a favorite performer that comes to your facility?
With all these things considered, I would have some kind of a party, featuring her favorite food and music. At the time of the day she likes.
Susan 10th Jul 2024 Activity Director

Grocery Ad Scavenger Hunt

Hi Rose
I cannot wait to hear. how much your residents Love, this.
Susan 10th Jul 2024 Activity Director

Grocery Ad Scavenger Hunt

Hi Kayleen
I agree this sounds like a lot of fun. Thank you for sharing.
Susan 10th Jul 2024 Activity Director

Newsletter Template - August 2024

Hi Kathryn
If you join, you will be so glad you did because there are tons of activities and resources for you to use besides that members can help you with any problems you may have
Susan 9th Jul 2024 Activity Director

8 Tips for Planning Successful Dog Visits for Seniors

Hi, Louise
I don’t know of any in your area, but why don’t you call City Hall and ask if they can recommend someone or where are you can look to find somebody in your area
Susan 8th Jul 2024 Activity Director

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Hi Iris
Thank you are you are kind words glad to be helpful to you
I am sure you do a great job. Keep up the good work.
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