Proceedings of The 2nd International Conference on Future of Social Sciences and Humanities
A Survey of Leisure Activities that the Elderly Desire
Sumalee Pumpinyo and Saowaluck Koocharoenprasit
The objective of this study was to explore both the indoor and outdoor activities that the elderly desire. This study employed a questionnaire and in-depth interviews with people aged 50 years and older in Bangkok, Pathum Thani, Samut Pragarn, and Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya provinces. The sample size was 185. The study showed that the outdoor activities that the elderly preferred were walking in the water, stretching activities, and walking. The indoor activities that they preferred were muscle, brain, and mind development. The most preferred outdoor activity of the elderly was walking in the water, while their favorite indoor activity was muscle development.
Keywords: activities, the elderly.