Leisure, Tourism and Older Adults

Author: Bob Lee, Ph. D.
ISBN 13: 978-1-60797-951-7
ISBN 10: 1-60797-951-9


Bob Du Lee is a professor in the School of Human Movement, Sports and Leisure Studies at Bowling Green State University where he has also served as the program coordinator for the Tourism Hospitality Event Management Program for years.  He received his doctorate degree in Leisure Studies with a minor in Gerontology from Pennsylvania State University and completed his master degree in Tourism, Park, and Recreation Management at Clemson University.  Prior to joining the academic community, Dr. Lee worked as a recreation therapist for a geriatric unit in a mental health facility for 5 years. He was also a part-time worker for Denny’s restaurant and La Quinta Inn & Suites during the years of his graduate study.  Dr. Lee has produced more than 50 scholarly publications. He is co-editor for the Journal of the Visions in Leisure and Business and associate editor for the Annual of Therapeutic Recreation and the Journal of Park Recreation Administration.



Section I. Introduction to Aging population
CHAPTER 1: Basics of Aging Population
CHAPTER 2: Social Psychological Research on Aging
CHAPTER 3: Biological Aging

Section II. Leisure and Older Adults
CHAPTER 4: Successful Aging and Leisure
CHAPTER 5: Leisure and Older Adults
CHAPTER 6: Social Support and Role of Leisure
CHAPTER 7: Uses of Information Communication Technology and Social Media among Older Adults

Section III. Tourism for Aging Population
CHAPTER 8: Tourism and Older Travelers
CHAPTER 9: Travel Motivation and Constraint among Aging Population
CHAPTER 10: Tourism Organization and Information Sources for Older Travelers
CHAPTER 11: Culinary tourism for Aging Population
CHAPTER 12: Health Tourism and Older Adults


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