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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 Jan 2023 Activity Director


Here are a few things I thought of
Writing letters
Looking at a photo album
Taking care of a plant
Bird watching
As well as these
Susan 19th Jan 2023 Activity Director

Bean Bag Number Toss

Hi Lorraine
Can’t wait to see the picture. Thanks for sharing.
Susan 19th Jan 2023 Activity Director

Fruit Bowl Wall Art Project

Hi Sara
Thank you for sharing these great pictures
Susan 18th Jan 2023 Activity Director


Susan 18th Jan 2023 Activity Director


Hi Norman
The first thing that comes to mind is some sensory stimulation

Especially the power of touch
One game you could play is drawing a number on everyone’s back when is their turn and see if they can guess a number

You could also ask other clients to help her and give them a reward for doing it if necessary
If her hearing is not too bad, then maybe she could listen to music using headphones if that is something she would like
You could also do gross motor exercises and give her and overhand help as she needs it
If her side isn’t too bad, use very large print to help her

Susan 17th Jan 2023 Activity Director


Hi Peter
Great idea thanks
Susan 15th Jan 2023 Activity Director

This Day in History for Seniors: January

Hi Grace
You must be a wonderful person, going above and beyond
Thank you
Susan 15th Jan 2023 Activity Director

Name, Surname, Animal, Town! Game

Hi Vivian
I like your idea in fact, I used to do it a lot
Thank you for sharing
Susan 15th Jan 2023 Activity Director

The History of Bingo Presentation

Hi Jose
What is your budget for prizes?
I always used to give quarters for prizes
You could give out candy
You could go to the dollar store or Oriental Trading and find some thing that is on sale