2 edition of Support groups for caregivers of the aged found in the catalog.
Support groups for caregivers of the aged
by Natural Supports Program, Community Service Society in New York
Written in English
Bibliography: p. 68-69.
|Statement||prepared by Harriet Rzetelny, training consultant ; Joanna Mellor, program analyst.|
|Contributions||Mellor, M. Joanna.|
|LC Classifications||RA564.8 .R94 1981|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||72 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||72|
|LC Control Number||84167188|
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