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Essence and specificity of recreation-improving activity with elderly people


The problem of the organization of recreation-improving activity which is a powerful tool of prevention of negative stereotypes of aging is considered. The analysis of stereotypes of aging allows speaking about existing adaptation barriers, about possibility of formation of readiness for development of age and time changes of people of a retirement age, and needing of development of adaptation actions for the welfare activity, promoting easier passing of this responsible period. On the basis of the analysis of typology of aging the socio-cultural characteristics of groups of people of advanced age are disclosed. As a research task the attempt of studying of the motivational sphere of various typological groups of people of a retirement age and disclosure of features of use of various forms of welfare activity is defined. The basic needs of elderly people and specificity of their satisfaction in the welfare sphere are analyzed. The thought that recreation-improving activity includes different types of leisure work satisfying needs of the elderly person. It promotes self-updating of the personality elderly, focusing them on creativity and realization of the spiritual and moral relations and renders assistance in overcoming of adaptation barriers. In conclusion valid conclusions about essence and the specifics of a retirement age which are based on scientific ideas which allow overcoming gerontological stereotypes of this age, in particular, about incompatibility of late age with a wide range of different types of vigorous activity are given.


recreation-improving activity; people of advanced age; aging stereotypes; adaptation; leisure; recreational requirements; game technologies; spiritual and physical health

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Pedagogics and psychology

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