Founded in 1961, CANPFA is Connecticut's leading membership association of not-for-profit and Quality First aging services organizations. Our 130+ provider members and 57 business affiliate members serve over 16, 000 Connecticutans every day in settings across the continuum from their home to congregate housing to assisted living to care centers. CANPFA members are diverse but share a common focus on person-directed living, missions of service to their communities and choice in older adult services. Committed to excellence and to innovation, CANPFA is nationally recognized for expertise in aging services issues related to long term care, senior housing and supportive services. Through effective grassroots advocacy, cutting edge information, progressive providers, and public information aimed at increased consumer awareness, CANPFA is dedicated to creating the future of aging services. We are the state affiliate of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging ( AAHSA ) www.aahsa.org.