RECR 2395: Recreation & Aging

« Back to Course Listing

Course Format Lecture 1.0 h + Seminar 3.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

Course Description

Recreation and culture play a critical role in assisting people to live healthier, happier, and more meaningful lives as they age. Students learn about the benefits that older people derive from participating in recreation and culture and the risks of not staying physically and cognitively active and socially connected. Throughout the course, students explore a combination of theories and practices. Students are presented with experiential learning opportunities, including guest speakers, field trips to community-based organizations, and case studies. Students identify and assess a variety of recreation programs and services for a diverse population of older adults and they investigate how recreation and cultural programming for older adults creates welcoming and accessible communities.

Priority registration in this course is offered to students admitted to the Diploma in Gerontology and Certificate in Social Service Worker (Gerontology).

Course Attributes (New Window)

Check course schedule availability » Check if this course is Transferable » Check Bookstore for required textbooks »

Course Outline