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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

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Susan 17th Aug 2020 Activity Director


Hi Barbara
These articles should help you
I find it helpful that if you have a hospice group that comes into your facility they may be willing to help you run a service
Also a local clergy from your area may be able to help you as well
Even a parishioner may be able to help

Susan 15th Aug 2020 Activity Director

Sort the Colours

Thanks for this information Maureen
Susan 15th Aug 2020 Activity Director


Hi Leanne
I am sure of this comment will help you
Susan 15th Aug 2020 Activity Director


Hi Adele
When I think about a champagne bottle I think about New Year’s eve or some other party
To start with you need a picture or a real champagne bottle as your prop
You can probably buy an empty champagne bottle at a party store or just do use a picture that you can friend or get a book of champagne bottles that you could show
Here is a new year short story that you could use
You can reminisce about the new year and what that means to your clients
You can talk about what that new year means to you
You could also do the same for birthdays or for Chinese new year because you might serve champagne at any of these events
You could then serve some real or Non-alcoholic or one you can make yourself With apple juice and soda Champagne
Susan 14th Aug 2020 Activity Director


Hi Adele
I am not sure exactly what you mean
Does the poem short story and quiz have to be about the same topic
Here is a life short story
Here is the life song
Here is a life poem
Here is a life prop you can use
You can use any of these as your central theme and adapt and modify so you have the poem the song The narrative and the prop
Is this what you had in mind??

Susan 14th Aug 2020 Activity Director


Hi Shelley
Sounds like you have things under control
Kudos to you
Thanks for sharing
Hang in there things will get better
Susan 13th Aug 2020 Activity Director

Where in the World Quiz

Hi Kathie
I like your idea of using pictures
Thank you for sharing
Susan 13th Aug 2020 Activity Director

Read Along Books for Dementia Residents

Hi Joanne
How creative of you and what a good idea