[The meaning of leisure activity for the elderly]

Hu Li Za Zhi. 2004 Jun;51(3):15-8.
[Article in Chinese]


As people grow older, they have to face the reality of attenuated physical and mental abilities, a lesser role in society, and many other issues associated with ageing. Appropriately arranged leisure activity can assist the elderly to reevaluate their life priorities and rebuild their self-confidence and self-respect. This article discusses what leisure activities mean to the elderly. By defining what constitutes leisure activity, and with reference to the literature on ageing theories and to the current situation regarding the elderly and their leisure activities in Taiwan, suggestions are made to promote leisure activities suitable to the elderly in Taiwan.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Aged / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Leisure Activities / psychology*