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Every day, more than 6,000 Americans celebrate their 65th birthday.

Every day, more than 6,000 Americans celebrate their 65th birthday.

Guralnik J, Alecxih L, Branch L, Wiener J. Independence for Older Americans: An investment for our nation’s future. Washington, DC: Alliance for Aging Research; 1999. http://www.agingresearch.org/Publications/view/134#.VhXLlflViko

Reference

Title
Independence for Older Americans: An investment for our nation’s future
Publisher
Alliance for Aging Research
Publication Date
1999
Authors
Guralnik J, Alecxih L, Branch L, Wiener J
URL
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  • Today's Older Population

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