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Journal of Aging Research
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 570407, 10 pages
Research Article

Homeless Aging Veterans in Transition: A Life-Span Perspective

1University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL 32514, USA
2Research and Advanced Studies, University of West Florida, 11000 University Parkway, Building 78, Office 121, Pensacola, FL 32514, USA

Received 30 June 2013; Revised 19 September 2013; Accepted 23 September 2013

Academic Editor: Astrid E. Fletcher

Copyright © 2013 Carla J. Thompson and Nancy L. Bridier. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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