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The Patterson Foundation to Present Local Initiatives at National Conference

March 16, 2017
SARASOTA, Fla. (March 16, 2017) – The Patterson Foundation and its partners will put Sarasota’s work around aging issues in the national spotlight March 20-24 as more than 3,000 experts convene in Chicago for the 2017 Aging in America Conference, the largest multidisciplinary conference covering issues of aging and quality of life for older adults.

“It is an honor to share how our region works across sectors to shape the future,” said Debra Jacobs, president and CEO of The Patterson Foundation. "The Aging in America Conference provides an opportunity to connect with other thought leaders and bring home ideas for sharing.”

The following initiatives will be highlighted during three conference sessions:

• Age-Friendly Sarasota - An initiative connecting government, businesses, organizations and people to build a community for all ages. Partners include AARP Florida, Florida Department of Elder Affairs, Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging at the University of South Florida, Sarasota County Government, and the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee.

• Margin & Mission Ignition - Led by the consultants at No Margin, No Mission, a social enterprise and national consulting firm engaged by The Patterson Foundation, this session will share how nonprofits focused on older adults can develop and implement earned-income opportunities to support their missions.

For more information about The Patterson Foundation, please visit thepattersonfoundation.org.

About The Patterson Foundation

The Patterson Foundation strengthens the efforts of people, organizations, and communities. The Foundation focuses on issues that address common aspirations and foster wide participation, along with ways organizations learn and share as they evolve. For more information, please visit www.thepattersonfoundation.org and connect with @ThePattersonFdn on Twitter.
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