Leisure and Aging provides an overview of the aging process and its relationship to leisure.
It is designed to develop understanding about the aging process and how leisure can contribute to later life and to explore the environment in which people age.
Chapters cover theoretical perspectives on aging; biological, cognitive, and psychological aging; motivations and constraints to leisure; living and community environments; and leisure and recreation in long-term care.
This book is unique with a singular thematic approach, built on Ulyssean living, threading through each chapter.
Chapter 1: The Aging Journey
Chapter 2: Theoretical Perspectives on Aging
Chapter 3: Biological Processes
Chapter 4: Cognitive Processes
Chapter 5: Psychological Aging
Chapter 6: The Importance of Leisure
Chapter 7: Enhancing the Leisure Experience: Motivations, Meanings, and Constraints
Chapter 8: Time and Activities in Retirement: On Being or Becoming Ulyssean
Chapter 9: Intersection of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender: Impact on Leisure for Aging Adults
Chapter 10: Living Environments
Chapter 11: Leisure and Recreation in Long-Term Care
Chapter 12: The Community Environment