As the Aging with Dignity and Independence Initiative comes to a close, community entities are taking steps to create new realities for Sarasota's aging population. More
Aging with Dignity and Independence
Despite living with rheumatoid arthritis, and in her final years suffering from dementia, Dorothy Patterson insisted on living at home with as much independence as possible. To honor her, The Patterson Foundation partnered with SCOPE (Sarasota County Openly Plans for Excellence) to expand community engagement around aging with dignity and independence. The goal is to share the ways in which the aging population in Sarasota relates to the larger community. We are sharing what we learn broadly to create New Realities and be a catalyst for action.
Change, whether planned for and desired or brought on by some unexpected event, does not come without a degree of angst, without significant resistance and without pain. Yet, change is as inevitable as day becoming night. More
Aging with Dignity Blog Posts
Kathy Black, Ph.D., is an associate professor of social work and gerontology at USF Sarasota-Manatee. Through a partnership with The Patterson Foundation and SCOPE, a community engagement organization, Black conducted research for the Aging with Dignity and Independence Initiative. The ... More
For The Patterson Foundation (TPF), having an exit strategy, or closing a partnership, is a vital element in each of our initiatives. Although that may sound final – it really isn’t. The beat does go on! A great example is the initiative Aging with Dignity and Independence (ADI). Although ... More