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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 19th May 2023 Activity Director


Hi Freya
What I used to do is have the residents pretend they are Hula dancing You could also ask staff and family members to join in
We had some great laughs
I am sure you know that there is a armchair, travel to Hawaii
Susan 17th May 2023 Activity Director

25 Fun Summer Trip Ideas

Wow, Diane
Your trip sounds great and you are so lucky to be able to do it
Your residents are lucky to have you too
Susan 17th May 2023 Activity Director

Match Songs with Movies

Hi Ashlyn
Simply hit the print activity button and gives You a list of the songs in the answers first they’re scrambled second they’re in the correct order
In case you’re having trouble hear it is
Susan 16th May 2023 Activity Director


Hi Rosa
There is a lot of snippets of information About Austria, which you could probably piece together
What specifically are you looking for?
Susan 9th May 2023 Activity Director

Activity Goals Presentation

Hi Lorraine
Thank you for sharing this
Susan 9th May 2023 Activity Director


Wow Shirley, you are very lucky
Thank you for sharing this
Susan 9th May 2023 Activity Director


Hi Jen and Shelley
Thank you for your insightful input and perhaps you ladies would like the Amieu article that came out this week
Susan 8th May 2023 Activity Director


Hi Freya
I suggest you have a resident council meeting and find out what the people want to do
It sounds to me like you are very good at writing notes so if people do not want to go to Activities, then you can write a note about that in the chart
In order to get people to come, food is always a good motivator and having a party such as the pandemic is over party might be a good idea
Here are other party ideas
You could send out invitations and in the invitation say how important it is to socialize

You could also have a sporting event which resident can watch where are you? Might serve pizza or some thing like that
Susan 3rd May 2023 Activity Director


Welcome Wendy
You definitely found a great place to access many wonderful activities
Thank you for your kind words