Leisure and Aging: Ulyssean Living in Later Life

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The authors of this book acknowledge that older individuals today are generally healthier, more financially secure, and more independent than previous cohorts. They have therefore designed a book to help identify ways in which leisure might contribute positively to later life. Rather than leisure being seen as just a substitute for loss of activity engaged in earlier in life, the book espouses the proposition that leisure can provide new pathways for growth and development. The subtitle, Ulyssean Living in Later Life, reflects the idea that the elderly should be open to new ideas and opportunities just as Ulysses was when he embarked on his epic journeys of adventure in the later years of his life.

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This book intends to provide students with an overview of the aging process and its relationship to leisure. The book is designed to develop students understanding about the aging process, identifies ways leisure can contribute to later life, and explores the environment in which people age. Moreover, students will learn the roll they play as professionals.

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