National Council on Aging

National Council on Aging

The Purpose

Each day the National Council on Aging works to improve older adults’ health and economic security by bringing together the nation’s leading organizations to create alliances and partnerships to achieve a society in which each of us, as we age, lives with dignity, purpose, and security. As an enterprise funder, The Patterson Foundation supports the National Council on Aging’s mission as a national thought leader, and locally, The Patterson Foundation works with External Stakeholders to strengthen the lives of older adults in Florida’s Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties.

Strengthening the Impact

The Patterson Foundation strengthens this work by downloading replicable, innovative programs and providing opportunities for community connection. Past examples include the Aging Mastery Program® and Self-Management Alliance initiatives. The Patterson Foundation supports the National Council on Aging’s work by connecting people, businesses, nonprofit organizations, government, and media to focus on the aspirations of a community where people can live and age well. As an enterprise funder of the National Council on Aging’s Aging Hub, The Patterson Foundation strengthens the movement with thought partnership and strategic connections at the national, state, and local levels.

FAQs

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Why does The Patterson Foundation support this initiative?

The Patterson Foundation strengthens the efforts of people, organizations, and communities by focusing on issues that can lead to impact at local, state, national and global levels. In alignment with The Patterson Foundation’s values, the National Council on Aging brings together people, businesses, nonprofits, government, and the media – to download programs, services, and policies that improve the health and well-being of communities.

Why is The Patterson Foundation collaborating with the National Council on Aging?

The Patterson Foundation has a strong relationship with the National Council on Aging. Two previous successful initiatives have joined these organizations including the Self-Management Alliance from 2012-2014 and the Aging Mastery Program® from 2015-2018.

What is the National Council on Aging’s Aging Hub?

The National Council on Aging’s Aging Hub is one of numerous hubs of the 100 Million Healthier Lives movement. The movement is an unprecedented collaboration of change agents across sectors that are collaborating to fundamentally transform the way the world thinks and acts to improve health, well-being, and equity to get to breakthrough results. The National Council on Aging’s Aging Hub works to create and support a nationwide ecosystem for measuring, fostering, and bringing to scale innovations that address the social and behavioral determinants of health for older adults in the community. As leader of the Aging Hub, the National Council on Aging is encouraging other national, state, and local partners to participate in this nationwide initiative, so we can achieve change across the health system.

What is the difference between the National Council on Aging’s Aging Hub and Age-Friendly Sarasota?

As leader of the Aging Hub, National Council on Aging is connecting and encouraging other national, state, and local partners to participate in this nationwide initiative, so we can achieve change across the health system.

Age-Friendly Sarasota is a part of the network of 705 World Health Organization designated Age-Friendly Cities and Communities worldwide. It is a community-wide initiative seeking to build upon our community's assets around the World Health Organization's 8 Domains of Livability.

The National Council on Aging and Age-Friendly Sarasota are nationwide and community-driven initiatives that The Patterson Foundation supports through communications and engagement.

Who can I contact about the National Council on Aging initiative?

For more information, contact initiative manager Deborah Gauvreau: DGauvreau@thepattersonfoundation.org.
The National Council on Aging is dedicated to empowering people because everyone deserves to age well. Join the movement to improve 40 million lives by 2030.
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