Leisure and Aging, 5th ed.

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ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-57167-698-6

Author(s): Francis A. McGuire, Rosangela K. Boyd, Megan Janke, Begum Aybar-Damali

Copyright year: 2013

Edition: 5th

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Leisure and Aging provides an overview of the aging process and its relationship to leisure. This book explores the aging process and how leisure can contribute to later life and also discusses the environment in which people age.

Topics include 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.

The authors have experience at the higher education level. They have also presented papers and workshops at national, regional, state, and local conferences; have expertise in areas such as disabilities, aging, and health promotion; have completed studies on leisure constraints.

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

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