Federal programs to assist the elderly
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Published by U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Office of Human Development Services, Administration on Aging, National Clearinghouse on Aging in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Older people -- Government policy -- United States,
  • Grants-in-aid -- United States

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SeriesAoA fact sheet, DHHS publication -- no. (OHDS) 80-20670
ContributionsNational Clearinghouse on Aging
The Physical Object
Pagination6 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14911559M

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