Life-span design of residential environments for an aging population
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Published by AARP in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Older people -- United States -- Dwellings -- Congresses.,
  • Housing and health -- United States -- Congresses.,
  • Architecture, Domestic -- United States -- Congresses.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 125-129).

Statementconvened by Forecasting and Environmental Scanning Department, American Association of Retired Persons and Stein Gerontological Institute, Miami Jewish Home and Hospital for the Aged.
ContributionsAmerican Association of Retired Persons. Forecasting and Environmental Scanning Dept., Stein Gerontological Institute at Douglas Gardens.
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 129 p :
Number of Pages129
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16597370M

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