Leisure in Later Life, 4th ed. - eBook

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ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-57167-676-4

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

Copyright year: 2012

Edition: 4th

pages: 453

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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
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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