Approximately 4-6 pages APA Format (not including Title & Reference page)
Read and discuss Recreation and Leisure with your buddy. Ask your buddy to describe what they do for recreation and leisure; have they ever gone to a Senior Recreation Center (part of LA County Parks & Recreation or LA City Department of Recreation Parks)? Ask why or why not?
Visit a local Senior Recreation/Community Center (Include in your paper: the date and time of the visit,facility name, address, phone number, hours and days of operation and the person’s name and title you met with).
Tour the facility and include in your paper:
–Take a picture of yourself in and by the sign of the facility to validate your attendance-Facility lay out
-Is there a fee?
-What types of equipment and supplies are available
-What programs and activities
-How many seniors participate in the programs
-Do they accommodate seniors using wheelchairs or walkers?
-Are there more men than women, single, widow, married
– What is the average income?
-Are there medical services, social services, grief counseling available?
-Are meals served, is there a cost?
-Day outings? Where do they go and how much does it cost?
-Who are the professionals that run the facility and programs?
-What type of experience and educational background do they have to work with seniors? -What type of background checks, education and training did they have?
-Is there specialized staff such as Psychologists, Social Workers, and Recreation
Therapists etc., on staff?
-Do they have a volunteer program?
-What goes into running a volunteer program, and what do the volunteers do?
-Do they require background checks and TB shots?
-If there is a natural disaster or medical emergency, how is that handled?
In your final summation, include your personal thoughts and feelings about what you learned from this experience. Would you recommend this site to a friend and or family member, why or why not?