This paper aimed to analyze the perception of the elderly about their participation in Recreational Games to Elderly. We interviewed 15 men and 11 women (69.62 ± 6.54 years) through a semi‐structured interview later analyzed in the light of Content Analysis. Results are expressed in categories: social interaction, health care, combating sedentary lifestyle, adherence and retention in physical exercise programs. These denote that such interventions are perceived by elderly as an opportunity to improve health and socialization. Active participation as a coauthor in formulation contributed to adherence and retention. Thus, recreational and sporting events are perceived as an important tool in the process of health education for the elderly.
de Castro, M. R., Lima, L. H. R., & Duarte, E. R. (2016). Jogos recreativos para a terceira idade: uma análise a partir da percepção dos idosos. Revista Brasileira de Ciencias Do Esporte, 38(3), 283–289. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rbce.2015.11.004