Recreational Services for Older Adults (Google eBook)

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Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 2002 - Family & Relationships - 307 pages
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The first three chapters of this book contain gerontological information concerning the aging process, demographics, changes in the style of living and agin persons, and vulnerabilities encountered. This volume explicates fundamental beliefs in the need for active engagement - socially, physically, cognitively, and emotionally.
  

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Contents

Preface
9
Acknowledgments
15
The Long Voyage
19
The Process of Aging
34
Social Roles Patterns and Change
55
Recreational Services in the Community
74
Special Recreational Settings
92
Developing Effective Programs
112
Dramatics
186
NatureOriented Activities
193
Hobbies
204
Education as a Recreational Experience for the Elderly
215
The Older Adult in Service0
223
Social Contact A Basic Older Adult Need
235
Motor Activities
244
The Fitness Side of Aging
262

Fundamentals of Programming
121
Programming Practices
129
Plastic and Graphic Art
139
Handicrafts
150
Introduction to the Performing Arts
163
Dance
171
Music
177
Special Events as Recreational Experience
281
Epilogue
290
Notes
293
Bibliography
297
Index
303
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