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Creativity Matters: The Arts and Aging Toolkit
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Chapter 3: The Aging Services Field

The storytelling program gave me an opportunity to practice what I believed: that aging is not dull. You can stave off some of the effects of aging by being involved mentally. I think people age because they’re not involved. Storyteller, Stagebridge Senior Theatre Company

The public dollars flowing through the aging services network in the United States total approximately $330 billion. It is a major industry replete with complicated and dynamic funding, policy and procedural issues, and federal, state, and local government and private entities and individuals. (See acronyms.) In this chapter, we will explore those most relevant to the arts and aging field.

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