Course Details

Gerontology and Wellness

Course Code RECL-104
Lecture hours per week
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open
Description: This course will develop a greater understanding of the aging population and their recreational needs.  Identifying the biological and cognitive processes of aging, students will explore therapeutic programming skills within the five program domains.  Students will develop a greater understanding of the changing needs of the new age senior, while learning practical applications of Montessori Programming for Dementia.  Students will have the opportunity to explore myths of aging, ageism, and what role they play with enhancing senior’s quality of life through therapeutic recreation.