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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

27 Activities

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Susan 21st Sep 2021 Activity Director

Fun & Delicious No-Cook Food Ideas for Seniors

Hi Harriet
Good luck to you
If you have any specific questions feel free to ask them because this site is full of knowledgeable creative members who are willing to help
Susan 20th Sep 2021 Activity Director

Fun & Delicious No-Cook Food Ideas for Seniors

Hi Harriet
Good luck to you
If you have any specific questions feel free to ask them because this site is full of knowledgeable creative members who are willing to help
Susan 18th Sep 2021 Activity Director

50 Activities for the Elderly in Lockdown and Isolation

Amy
Thank you for your input
It’s always appreciated
Susan 18th Sep 2021 Activity Director

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Hi Kassy
Thank you for your input but it will have to be careful about giving people attend that are too small
Another resident might think it’s candy and try to swallow this
Some residents have trouble picking up small items also
Susan 18th Sep 2021 Activity Director

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Hi Rohan
This may be tricky because of some of their behaviors
These articles may help you
https://www.goldencarers.com/how-to-decrease-problem-behaviors/5056/
https://www.goldencarers.com/how-to-respond-to-challenging-behavior/3847/

https://www.goldencarers.com/resistive-behaviour-care-plan-sample/3208/
The truth is there’s no easy answer
I found trial and error to be the best
Try to focus on the residents interests and abilities
Susan 18th Sep 2021 Activity Director

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Susan 18th Sep 2021 Activity Director

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Hi again Phyllis
I used to send letters to the Local newspapers editor about national volunteer week which happens to be in April but you could use this format to ask them to help you get volunteers for your organization
National Volunteer Week is …
[ORGANIZATION NAME] Announces Recognition Plans

Local Volunteers Encouraged to Celebrate Service During National
Volunteer Week
[CITY/STATE, MONTH DAY, YEAR ORGANIZATION NAME, ORGANIZATION
DESCRIPTION], today announced plans to celebrate National Volunteer Week, a time dedicated to demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.
Susan 17th Sep 2021 Activity Director

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Hi Phyllis
It sounds like you have a good start
Are haps this article will help you further
https://www.goldencarers.com/how-to-establish-a-volunteer-program-/4229/
Susan 17th Sep 2021 Activity Director

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Hi Debi
Thanks for your information
Susan 15th Sep 2021 Activity Director

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