A Community-Based Activity Center to Promote Social Engagement and Counteract Decline of Elders Living Independently

  title={A Community-Based Activity Center to Promote Social Engagement and Counteract Decline of Elders Living Independently},
  author={M. Luperto and Nicola Basilico and Alessandro Vuono and Manuel Cid and Matteo Cesari and S. Ferrante and N. A. Borghese},


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