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Autonomic Nervous System: A part of the nervous system that regulates key involuntary functions of the body, including the activity of the heart muscle; the smooth muscles, including the muscles of the intestinal tract; and the glands.
Creative Aging: older adults engaging in the practice of the creative arts in any form and in any capacity.
Gerontology: the branch of science that deals with aging, problems that may be associated with aging and the promotion of opportunities that promote good health in aging
HUD: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD 202 Affordable Senior Housing: Government subsidized housing for low-income persons 62 and older who live independently.
Service Coordinators: The role of the service coordinator is to link people to supportive services and other community resources which will contribute to continued good health and independence in aging (Many HUD 202 communities employ a Service Coordinator)
Vital Involvement can be defined as meaningful engagement with the world outside of self (Erikson et al., 1986: Kivnick & Stoffel, 2005)