Activities and Lifestyle Patterns of Older Adults. Lesa Lorenzen Huber Indiana University. Introduction . Activities and lifestyle provide the ebb and flow of life. In this session we will: explore current patterns of activities and lifestyle in later life
Lesa Lorenzen Huber
Activities and lifestyle provide the ebb and flow of life. In this session we will:
course stages, and roles
(e.g. outdoor recreation,
travel, and sports)
socializing, hobbies, etc.
sedentary men, no
change for women
may be due to “seasonality”
and slight malaise from
A Continuum of Expressive Involvement Intensity
Changes in activities with age
Gender affects activity patterns and lifestyle.
Activity and lifestyle patterns are affected by racial and ethnic status
lifetime of discrimination and may perceive
barriers to participation in many leisure
Activity and lifestyle patterns are affected by socioeconomic status
Activity and lifestyle patterns are affected by socioeconomic status (continued)
leads to barriers in community
Changes in leisure are affected by health and mobility. The following activities show decreases in participation:
1. Loveland/Fort Collins, Colorado
2. Bellingham, Washington
3. Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, North Carolina
4. Sarasota, Florida
5. Fayetteville, Arkansas
7. Asheville, North Carolina
8. San Diego, California
9. San Antonio, Texas
10. Santa Fe, New Mexico
11. Gainesville, Florida
12. Iowa City, Iowa
13. Portsmouth, New Hampshire
14. Spokane, Washington
15. Ashland, Oregon
rates in sports, exercise,
Lesa Lorenzen Huber
Center on Aging and Aged
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