The growth of leisure-time, following retirement, is potentially problematic for the elderly and can result in such adversities as depression, problem drinking, loneliness, and boredom. Leisure-time resources include recreation, education, volunteerism, training, voluntary associations, familialism, and solitary activities. The use of resources for leisure-time needs of the elderly are influenced by idiosyncratic differences; cultural background, financial resources, geographic variations; and the characteristics of programs and services. There is a need to better prepare individuals for the use of leisure-time. Each community must ensure that leisure-time resources exist and do not exclude any elderly from possible involvement, for either structural, programmatic, or philosophical reasons.
Kosberg, Jordan I. and Garcia, Juanita L.
"Issues in Assessing Community Resources for the Leisure-Time Needs of the Elderly,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 12
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol12/iss4/7