Connecting, Learning, Sharing, Evolving, Strengthening

At The Patterson Foundation, Words Matter

Posted on July 14, 2017 by Rudy Bruback

What a whirlwind!

It’s been six quick months at The Patterson Foundation (TPF), from providing process improvement consulting to life as the Initiative Manager for Age-Friendly Sarasota and I don’t know where the time has flown. One constant has been the words which drive every TPF action and decision. Those five magic words are Connecting, Learning, Sharing, Evolving, and Strengthening. Simple words, but powerful in their application. With a watchword of excellent in everything TPF does, connecting becomes a powerful force to help others, learning is an essential part of life, sharing develops into a habit, evolving happens seamlessly, and strengthening is a natural outcome of TPF efforts on behalf of the community.

There are times I take exception to the word “evolving.” While evolving is essential to progress, the Age-Friendly Sarasota initiative is not simply evolving, but is poised to burst into a full-fledged community led Age-Friendly Movement. You can see it by the enthusiasm shown by businesses, government, non-profits, media, and people for the Age-Friendly Festival.

The Age-Friendly Festival is a gift to the community from The Patterson Foundation and will be held on October 28, 2017, from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM at the Sarasota Fairgrounds — attendance is free for all.

Dedicated professionals at TPF, businesses, government, non-profits, media, and volunteers in our community are working hard to ensure the public enjoys a fun day with informative exhibits, hands-on experiences, entertainment, and educational sessions as a community — for all ages.

To learn more about the Age-Friendly Festival to exhibit, attend or volunteer, please visit

As the title declares — At TPF, Words Matter — and TPF sincerely hopes you will connect, learn, share, evolve, and strengthen our community and this movement by joining Age-Friendly Sarasota at the Age-Friendly Festival!

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