ERIC Number: ED284837
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Realities of Leisure Education in Later Life.
Cosky, Alicia C.
High-quality leisure education programs for the elderly are few in number considering the size of the older population. Most existing programs are probably inappropriate for the elderly age group. Better perspectives and understanding on the part of leisure educators is needed. Leisure education programs for the elderly may become more plentiful and effective if the planning process encompasses insights sufficient to justify the need for such programs and the necessary funding. A working knowledge of how society perceives the elderly and their needs in later life is essential, along with knowledge of available resources to implement leisure programs for the elderly. Leisure educators should employ strategies from an adult developmental approach when planning such psograms. Leisure programs for the elderly must emphasize the enhancement of the quality of life during the later years and empower individuals with the necessary knowledge and skills to age successfully. (CB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Las Vegas, NV, April 13-17, 1987).