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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.


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

28 Activities

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Susan 20th Jul 2023 Activity Director


Hi Miranda
That is a good idea
Susan 18th Jul 2023 Activity Director

Daily Devotion

Just press download and print for the daily devotion that Stefanie has suggested
You can also use our daily bread or

you can ask a church for a booklet
Here are some other ideas
Susan 18th Jul 2023 Activity Director


Hi Janet
Resident led activities depend on the ability and cooperation of the leaders of the group and the participants
We played left right center and I gave Nickels to the nursing staff to give us prizes
There are many things that can be done such as a sing along
Card and or dice games

Discussion or reminiscing groups,

Religious groups
It really depends on the likes and needs of the residents who are leading and participants in these activities
I think a discussion with these people is in order so you can provide them with what they need to run the groups
When you have that information, iCan better direct you to the games and activities that will work
Susan 14th Jul 2023 Activity Director


Hi Gwen
I would replace the physical activities that you have with different more simple ones that incorporate movement and other things
What do most people like to do??
Here are some alternative exercises my try
I like to incorporate music
There are many things you can do different dances like Zumba
The chicken dance, the Macarena etc
If these are too difficult, modified them to make them easier
Here are some other suggestions
Give the exercise program a fancy name that is appealing to the residents
Ask potential participants for their input
Exercise is very important and explain that to the residents
If you need more help, let me know and let me know what programs you come up with
Susan 13th Jul 2023 Activity Director

Under the Sea Bingo

Hi Linda
Push print the activity
The cards are at the end
Susan 13th Jul 2023 Activity Director

Modified Beer Pong

Hi Leslie
Thank you for sharing this sounds like a lot of fun
Susan 7th Jul 2023 Activity Director

Field of Dreams Day

Hi Myrna
Thank you for sharing this information
It sounds like you’re having a great time
Keep up the great work
Susan 6th Jul 2023 Activity Director


Hi Cecilia
Great ideas
Susan 3rd Jul 2023 Activity Director


Hi Christina
Thank you for your kind words
I am just so amazed at how many ways this site is used by so many
Keep up the good work, everyone
Susan 3rd Jul 2023 Activity Director


Hi Catherine
I am not from Australia, but here are some ideas on Golden carers