With this new updated edition, Leisure in Later Life reclaims its place as an essential source book for designing recreation programs and activities for elders.
Not only an ideal textbook for students in college focusing on leisure and aging, this book can also supplement courses in psychology, social work, physical education, and recreation leadership and programming.
As a reference text, this book is useful to activity directors and practicum students for creating new leisure services in the field.
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
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