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Ultimately, all successful recreation programs centre around its participants wants and needs. Serving people with disabilities are no exception. Introduction to Recreation Services for People with Disabilities is intended to be an introductory book for anyone planning or working in the parks, recreation, and the leisure service industry. Through real-life experiences, wisdom gathered from students in the classroom, and thought provoking conversations with colleagues, the authors are able to blend existent research with real practicality. Regardless of your area of speciality or emphasis, you will gain a basic level of knowledge concerning people with disabilities after reading this book.
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Introduction; The Aging Journey; Theoretical Perspectives on Aging; Biological Processes; Cognitive Processes; Psychological Aging; The Importance of Leisure; Enhancing the Leisure Experience: Motivations & Constraints; Time & Activities in Retirement: On Being or Becoming Ulyssean; Ethnicity & Gender: Impact on Leisure for Older Adults; Living Environments; Leisure & Recreation in Long-Term Care; The Community Environment; Index.

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