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Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 824672, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/824672
Research Article

Overcoming Recruitment Barriers in Urban Older Adults Residing in Congregate Living Facilities

1Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester, 300 Crittenden Boulevard, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
2Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Rochester, 265 Crittenden Boulevard, Rochester, NY 14642, USA

Received 8 March 2015; Accepted 19 May 2015

Academic Editor: Veit Roessner

Copyright © 2015 Adam Simning et al. 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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