Overcoming Old in Age-Friendliness

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Overcoming Old in Age-Friendliness. / Lindenberg, J; Westendorp, Rudi GJ.

In: Journal of Social Work Practice, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2015, p. 85-98.

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Lindenberg, J & Westendorp, RGJ 2015, 'Overcoming Old in Age-Friendliness', Journal of Social Work Practice, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 85-98. https://doi.org/10.1080/02650533.2014.993949

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Lindenberg, J., & Westendorp, R. GJ. (2015). Overcoming Old in Age-Friendliness. Journal of Social Work Practice, 29(1), 85-98. https://doi.org/10.1080/02650533.2014.993949

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Lindenberg J, Westendorp RGJ. Overcoming Old in Age-Friendliness. Journal of Social Work Practice. 2015;29(1):85-98. https://doi.org/10.1080/02650533.2014.993949

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Lindenberg, J ; Westendorp, Rudi GJ. / Overcoming Old in Age-Friendliness. In: Journal of Social Work Practice. 2015 ; Vol. 29, No. 1. pp. 85-98.

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