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Creativity Matters: The Arts and Aging Toolkit
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3.5: Acronyms in the Aging Services Field

AoA Administration on Aging
AAHSA American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
AAA Area agencies on aging
ADRC Aging and Disability Resource Center
AL Assisted living
ASA American Society on Aging
CCRC Continuing-care retirement community
CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CNA Certified nursing assistant
GIA Grantmakers in Aging
HCBS Home- and community-based services
HHS Department of Health and Human Services
LTC Long-term care
NASUA National Association of State Units on Aging
NCCA National Center for Creative Aging
NCOA National Council on Aging
NIA National Institute on Aging
NORC Naturally occurring retirement community
OAA Older Americans Act
PACE Program of all-inclusive care for the elderly
SNF Skilled nursing facility
SUA State units on aging
WHCoA White House Conference on Aging

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