Leisure in Later Life, 4th ed.

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ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-57167-675-7

Author(s): Michael J. and Sara F. Leitner

Copyright year: 2012

Edition: 4th

Leisure in Later Life is an essential sourcebook for designing recreation programs and activities for elders. It explores settings such as senior centers and residential communities. It discusses foundations such as recreation leadership principles and program planning principles. It also provides resources for recreational programming such as activities and special events. Moreover, it discusses issues in providing leisure services.

The authors have taught at the higher education level. They have also published several books and many articles, primarily on the topic of recreation and aging.

This book is intended for use in leisure and aging courses or as a supplement to courses such as psychology of aging, social work with elders, and therapeutic recreation. It can also be used as a reference text by fieldwork and practicum students and by activity directors and other personnel who work with older adults. It can also be used as a sourcebook for the in-service training of volunteers and entry-level personnel working with elders.

Introduction to Leisure Services for Elders

Part I: Settings

Senior Centers and Clubs

Senior Day Care Centers

Recreation in Residential Communities for Older Adults
by Michael J. Leitner, Sara F. Leitner, Philip D. Shapiro, Nancy A. Shapiro
Nursing Homes

Part II: Foundations

Recreation Leadership Principles

Program Planning Principles

Recreation Program Evaluation and Research
by Michael J. Leitner and Galit Nimrod

Part III: Resources for Recreation Programs for Elders

Recreational Programs and Special Events


Adapted Dance for Older Adults

Recreational Techniques and Activities

Part IV: Issues in Providing Leisure Services for Elders

The Role of Recreation in Hospice Care

Sexuality in Later Life

Global Perspectives on Leisure and Aging

Technology and Other Trends Affecting Leisure in Later Life in the Future

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