Richard MacNeil

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Richard MacNeil
Therapeutic Recreation/Child Life
Therapeutic Recreation, Aging and Leisure
End Degree:
The University of Iowa

Courses Taught

Basic Aspects of Aging

Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation

Therapeutic Recreation: Clientele, Leisure in Contemporary Society

Research Interests

Leisure in later adulthood

Recent Publications/Presentations

MacNeil, R.D. & Gould, D.L. (In press). Global Perspectives on Leisure and Aging. In Singleton, J. and Gibson, H. (Eds.). Leisure and Aging Well. Champaign, IL. Human Kinetics.

Invited Keynote Address. The Aging of the Baby Boom Generation: New Challenges for Mental Health Professionals. River Valley Coalition for Mental Health, Rock Island, IL. (March 31, 2009).

Mobily, K.E. & MacNeil, R.D. (2008) Diverse exercise cultures among older adults: Faulty assumptions about age as a factor in therapeutic recreation programming for older adults. 12th Canadian Congress on Leisure Research, Montreal, Quebec.

MacNeil, R.D. Depression in Later Adulthood: Implications for Therapeutic Recreation Practice. Presented at the National Recreation and Parks Association Congress, Seattle, WA. October 10, 2007.

MacNeil, R.D. The third stage of an epidemiologic transition: Implications for the field of Therapeutic Recreation. Presented at: Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association Conference, Vancouver, Canada, May 12, 2005.