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​​     Definitions: 

​​     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)


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