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3.04 Leisure activities nurture growth, acquisition of life skills, and independent living for those with a disability. (recreation, sport, arts and culture)

  1. Found: 1-12 of 15 entries
  2. [English] Mingling, observing, and lingering: Everyday public spaces and their implications for well-being and
    2007 - England

    A wide range of everyday public open spaces were perceived as having a positive influence on both individual well-being and community life. Some people derived restorative benefits from the...

  3. [English] Art and Wellbeing: A Guide to the Connections between Community Cultural Development and Health, Eco
    2004 - Australia

    Direct involvement by communities in arts activity can contribute significantly to individual and community wellbeing and can enhance the efforts of government agencies in realizing their policies...

  4. [English] A Literature Review of the Evidence Base for Culture, the Arts and Sport Policy
    2004 - Scotland

    Scotland’s Centre for Cultural Policy review of the social and economic impacts of culture, the arts and sport provided robust research evidence, both national and international, on the reduction...

  5. [English] Making the Journey: Arts and disability in Australia
    2005 - Australia

    Direct participation in and increased access to the arts contributes to the well-being of people with a disability, their careers, families, friends and communities.

  6. [English] Conceptions of Children and Adolescents with Physical Disabilities about their Participation in a Sp
    2002 - Sweden

    Intervention programmes, where actors from different sections of society, such as the health care, clubs and associations, the handicap organizations and the university cooperate from a holistic...

  7. [English] Healthy Aging in Canada: A New Vision, A Vital Investment. From Evidence to Action
    2006 - Canada

    "Social connectedness has a positive effect on health. People who remain actively engaged in life and connected to those around them are generally happier, in better physical and mental health, and...

  8. [English] The effects of wilderness settings on organized groups: A state-of-knowledge paper
    2000 - USA

    ” ... wilderness seems to intensify and focus personal efforts, which produces a positive impact on group development and increases the social integration ......helping participants come together...

  9. [English] The gift of sport.
    2002 - USA

    The athletes at the paralympics, were on the whole supremely confident and fulfilled. That came directly from the sport they play, and it is unlikely that, for most of them, it could have been...

  10. [English] Wheelchair Sports as Social Interaction
    1998 - USA

    In 1998,  New York HERO, Inc. reported that: ”  Social Benefits Which May Result from Wheelchair Sport Participation do exist. “” A majority of administrators in universities with wheelchair sports...

  11. [English] A Miracle in the Outfield: The Benefits of Participation in Organized Baseball Leagues for Children
    2009 - USA

    Parents of children with disabilities believe participation in sport activities enhances motor and psychosocial skills and that participation has a positive impact on the entire family unit.

  12. [English] Quality of Life and Identity: The Benefits of a Community-Based Therapeutic Recreation and Adaptive
    2005 - USA

    Participation in a community-based therapeutic recreation and adapted sports program positively influences quality of life, overall health, quality of family life, and quality of social life.

  13. [English] Relationships between behavior, brainstem and cortical encoding of seen and heard speech in musician
    2008 - USA

    Playing an instrument may help youngsters better process speech in noisy classrooms and more accurately interpret the nuances of language that are conveyed by subtle changes in the human voice.

Leadership Provided By:

  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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