Galit Nimrod, profesora e investigadora del Departamento de Estudios de la Comunicación y del Centro Multidisciplinar de Investigación sobre el Envejecimiento de la Universidad Ben-Gurion de Negev, Israel, estará en la VIII edición del Foro Internacional de Investigación OcioGune
Como investigadora, la doctora Nimrod ha trabajado temas como el ocio, el envejecimiento y el uso de los medios de comunicación para un ocio inclusivo y accesible, y presentará en Bilbao su ponencia tilutada Leisure across the later life span: Continuity and change» (Ocio en la edad tardía: continuidad y cambio).
Leisure across the later life span: Continuity and change
Leisure across the later life span has been studied extensively for several decades. Based on the existing literature, including the author’s own empirical and theoretical work, this paper aims to review the current body of knowledge regarding continuity and change in leisure in later life. The paper illustrates how leisure changes across the later life span; discusses how the meaning of leisure may be influenced during later life; and describes how common later-life transitions, such as retirement and spousal loss, can affect older adults’ leisure and well-being. This area of research has both theoretical and practical implications. From a theoretical perspective, investigating why and how leisure changes as people age contributes to the understanding of the role of leisure in adjusting to and coping with challenges associated with old age. From a practical perspective, such investigations may enhance leisure service providers’ understanding of their older audiences, and eventually lead to better programming and services in the field.
Galit Nimrod, Ph.D., is a senior lecturer at the Department of Communication Studies and a research fellow at the Center for Multidisciplinary Research in Aging at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication and Journalism from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and she was a Fulbright post-doctoral scholar in the Gerontology Center and the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of Georgia, US.
Dr. Nimrod studies psychological and sociological aspects of leisure and media use among populations with special needs such as older adults and people with disabilities. Within this area, she focuses on several subjects, including leisure and later life transitions, innovation in leisure, and new media as leisure activity and their functions for individuals and various social groups.