Introduction; The Aging Journey; Theoretical Perspectives on Aging; Biological Processes; Cognitive Processes; Psychological Aging; The Importance of Leisure; Enhancing the Leisure Experience: Motivations & Constraints; Time & Activities in Retirement: On Being or Becoming Ulyssean; Ethnicity & Gender: Impact on Leisure for Older Adults; Living Environments; Leisure & Recreation in Long-Term Care; The Community Environment; Index.
Dr. Austin produced 23 instructional videos through the federally funded Recreation Therapy Video (RTV) Project, and he is author of the Health Protection/Health Promotion Model of Practice. Dr. Austin has served on editorial boards for the Journal of Leisure Research, Schole, Annual in Therapeutic Recreation, and Leisure Today. He is a past president of ATRA, the Society of Park and Recreation Educators, and the Academy of Leisure Sciences, as well as a past member of the NRPA Board of Trustees. Dr. Austin is a fellow in the Academy of Leisure Sciences and a founding fellow of the National Academy of Recreational Therapists. He is the only individual to have received the NTRS Distinguished Service Award, the ATRA Distinguished Fellow Award, and the SPRE Distinguished Fellow Award. He has been awarded Indiana Universitys highest teaching award, the Frederic Bachman Lieber Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching. He has been named to the Union College Hall of Fame and was presented the Brightbill Award by the University of Illinois. In 1998, Dr. Austin received the NRPA Literary Award.