January 2015 – Present
Strengthening the Impact
FAQs Click on frequently asked questions below to learn more about this initiative...
Why does The Patterson Foundation support this initiative?
Who is working on Age-Friendly Sarasota?
What are the next steps for Age-Friendly Sarasota?
The Age-Friendly Sarasota Action Plan, a requirement of joining the WHO/AARP Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities, was then created to identify age-friendly goals and objectives based on our earlier planning phase. It aims to incorporate actions throughout Sarasota County that were already underway or will be implemented in our Implementation Phase (June 2017 – May 2020).
Using the Action Plan link noted above, you can get involved in the Age-Friendly movement by reviewing the Age-Friendly Sarasota Action Plan and providing your feedback. Also, share with us how you or your Sarasota County organization or business is making our community more age-friendly.
What is the value of this initiative to our community and region?
How will Age-Friendly Sarasota support organizations serving older adults in Sarasota County?
What is the difference between Age-Friendly Sarasota and the Aging Mastery Program?
Aging Mastery Program®, an initiative of the National Council on Aging, is offered at community-based organizations and is designed to engage and inform older adults to improve their physical, financial, and emotional wellness. With the Aging Mastery Program, individuals create personal pathways for aging well via actionable goals, sustainable behaviors, peer support, and incentives.
While the Aging Mastery Program addresses needs of older adults, Age-Friendly Sarasota is a community-wide initiative seeking to build upon our entire community's assets to optimize active, healthy, and engaged living for all Sarasota County residents. Government, businesses, organizations, and people of all ages participate to build a livable community for all generations around the World Health Organization's Eight Domains of Livability. There are more than 300 World Health Organization designated age-friendly cities and communities worldwide.