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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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7 Activities

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Susan 8th May 2021 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Jan
Thank you for your input
Susan 8th May 2021 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Sara
I am not too familiar with the game but I saw a YouTube video about it
It looks like a game that is played with children or with family
Have you actually tried the game with the resident??
If this person likes the game and it keeps him engaged then I think would be OK
However you need to write a very good note about how the resident enjoys this game and how it keeps him engaged
The note about it and the care plan for are critical
Susan 7th May 2021 Activity Director

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Hi Diane
Golden Carers has many cooking ideas
https://www.goldencarers.com/search/?search_tag=Activity&search=Cooking%20Activities
I agree that residents seem to like activities with food
Also the armchair travel activities lend them selves nicely to some cooking ideas for example here is one to Portugal
https://www.goldencarers.com/armchair-travel-to-portugal/6917/
But each place you visit has some food ideas so you could go around the world with food
Susan 7th May 2021 Activity Director

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Hi Peter
I am not sure exactly what you are asking
Do you mean you need a theme for every week of the year or just a theme for a month of weeks
OK now look at the calendar and see what events are coming up and make that a theme for the week for example
National nursing home week is next week here are some activities for that
https://www.goldencarers.com/11-ways-to-celebrate-national-skilled-nursing-care-week/7109/
Let me know if you need more ideas
Susan 6th May 2021 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Jean
This sounds like a wonderful idea
Thanks for sharing it
Susan 5th May 2021 Activity Director

Recycled Dream Spring Tree

Hi Debra
Thanks for sharing this
Did come out very well
You were very clever to make it into a wreath
Thanks again for sending this lovely picture
Susan 5th May 2021 Activity Director

10 Activities to Celebrate VE Day in Lockdown

Hi Francita
Thanks for sharing this with us
Susan 5th May 2021 Activity Director

Forum

Wow Netta
This is great to hear
We would love to hear some of your ideas
Thank you
Susan 3rd May 2021 Activity Director

Jokes 3

Hi Shadi
There are some other joke pages you might like better
https://www.goldencarers.com/search/?search=Jokes&search_tag=Activity
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