In the current study, we were specifically interested in whether employed Nigerian adults with visual impairments would be actively engaged in leisure and recreation.
To this end, we reaffirm the necessity for human service agencies and individuals with visual impairments to collaborate on the development and implementation of community-based leisure and recreation programs that will lead to healthier lifestyles for all participants.
Leisure scholars have described and provided evidence of the abundant mental health benefits available from leisure and recreation (Caldwell, 2005).
Depending on the activity and its meaning for individuals, leisure and recreation can provide opportunities to: experience hope, optimism and enjoyment; develop and demonstrate a sense of purpose, competence, and self-determination; and to experience a break from life stresses.
For the multitudes of disabled people who don't have playful mothers to help them take in stride what others consider a tragedy, you who have dedicated yourselves to leisure and recreation professions will have many opportunities to serve as parent surrogates once you've gathered us into your programs.