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Leisure Education with Caregiver Support Groups

WithMarcia Jean Carter, Ida O. Nezey, Karen Wenzel, Claire Foret

The purpose of this article is to identify the needs resulting from caregiving, discuss how leisure education programs benefit caregivers and care recipients, and provide examples of specific leisure education strategies used in caregiver groups. Specifically, the needs of caregivers and care recipients ameliorated through leisure experiences and the incorporation of leisure education activities into support group processes are illustrated. Leisure education experiences conducted in support groups offer ways to address challenges faced by caregivers while promoting improved care recipient alternatives. [Article copies available for a fee from The Haworth Document Delivery Service: 1-800-342-9678. E-mail address: [email protected] <Website: http://www.haworthpressinc.com>]