Aging Mastery Program
Strengthening the Impact
FAQs Click on frequently asked questions below to learn more about this initiative...
Why does The Patterson Foundation support this initiative?
How did the Aging Mastery Program start?
Is the Aging Mastery Program available in the Sarasota-Manatee region of Florida?
With support from The Patterson Foundation, organizations in the region are offering the Aging Mastery Program. There is a fee to participate and class size is limited per location. Contact these organizations for more information:Aging in Paradise Resource Center (Longboat Key) | 941-383-6493
Enrichment Center at Renaissance on 9th (Bradenton) | 941-749-0100
The Friendship Centers (Sarasota and Venice) | 941-556-3236
Jewish Family and Children's Service of the Suncoast (Sarasota) | 941-366-2224
What has the Aging Mastery Program accomplished so far?
To date, several Sarasota-Manatee agencies have successfully launched the Aging Mastery Program. These agencies pioneered charging a fee to support the sustainability of the program, something that informed a national model through NCOA.
On a national level, The Patterson Foundation's support has helped create the Aging Mastery Program Philanthropy Network, which is helping funders connect about this work.
What is the difference between the Aging Mastery Program and Age-Friendly Sarasota?
Aging Mastery Program, an initiative of the National Council on Aging, is offered at community-based organizations designed to engage and inform older adults to improve the physical, financial, and emotional wellness of those individuals. 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.