As the first city in Florida to be designated by the World Health Organization as an Age-Friendly Community, Sarasota has spent the past two years formulating a path forward. A team of people from academia, business and nonprofits has surveyed local people, brought resources together and begun collaborations for learning and sharing ideas that work. It is an exciting time.
The effort is being coordinated by the Patterson Foundation and, on a statewide basis, by AARP Florida.
This fall, the Age-Friendly Community effort will be showcasing its accomplishments so far at a community event Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Sarasota Fairgrounds.