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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 15th Mar 2023 Activity Director


Hi again, Tina Here is an idea for trivia and exercise
You might find these to be useful also
Susan 15th Mar 2023 Activity Director


Hi Tina
Hi, I like to do a singing along with exercise or another idea is to do trivia with exercise
Choose a song that they residence know and like and then ask them to help you make up moves that go with the song
Susan 15th Mar 2023 Activity Director


Hi Judy
Thank you for your kind words
I agree St. Patrick’s Day can be fun
Glad that you find golden carers such a big help
Susan 14th Mar 2023 Activity Director


Hi Lisa
I think if you look through these PowerPoint presentations, you will find what you’re looking for
Susan 14th Mar 2023 Activity Director


Hi Nicole
Do you have a beautician in your facility because they can probably provide a manicure, but for a cost I am sure
I always had volunteers do the manicures, especially high school students
If you have to do it, it can be a one on one activity or you could have a group have background music TV shows or a sing-along while you do the manicures
Perhaps the family member who expressed displeasure would like to help you or has ideas on who can
Susan 14th Mar 2023 Activity Director


Hi Michelle
Congratulations on your position
It will be a lot of work, but you will get much satisfaction from it
I do not know what things are like in Missouri and if you live in my big town or small one but start by calling City Hall or Townhall
They should be able to provide you with a list of registered voters
They can also provide you with absentee, ballot forms and registration voting forms
They perhaps can direct you to some volunteers to help you getting folks to vote and assisting them the residents With filling out the ballots
Perhaps family members and volunteers can help you as well
Susan 11th Mar 2023 Activity Director

Cup and Saucer Table Decorations

Hi everyone
I do not know what kind of plaster to use, but I am hoping one of your great members will help Heidi out
Susan 11th Mar 2023 Activity Director


Hi Marion
Here are the prices for using the tool kit
As you can see for one, it is free
There is a 30 day free trial for all them
If you rather would design your own calendar, you can use this tool
Scroll down to the bottom to get started
There are suggestions for every month
Susan 9th Mar 2023 Activity Director


Hi Jacqui
Activities with those who have dementia can be challenging
It sounds like you want to do an armchair travel with your residents
This article may I help you
Susan 9th Mar 2023 Activity Director


Hi Dawn
I believe Passover starts the evening of April 5 and goes until April 13
As you know, Jewish holidays always start in the evening