Southwest FL – Sarasota committed to becoming an Age-Friendly Community in 2015 and is actively working to ensure that we are a community that is indeed friendly to all ages. As we live and grow in our communities we want to stay active and engaged throughout our lives. With over 450 age-friendly communities worldwide, it is notable that Sarasota was the first community in the state of Florida to become part of the Age Friendly movement.
Now there are over 16 other communities in Florida working to ensure they are age friendly. The World Health Organization (WHO) designates (8) broad domains that help influence health and quality of life; Civic Participation & Employment, Respect & Social Inclusion, Social Participation, Outdoor Spaces & Public Buildings, Transportation, Housing, Community Support & Health Services, and Communication & Information. These are areas in our community that are being researched to determine which are already strong or which could perhaps be improved. For more information or to provide some input, visit www.agefriendlysarasota.org.
SAVE THE DATE: On Saturday, Oct 28th at the Sarasota Fairgrounds, an Age-Friendly Festival will be presented to our community as a gift from The Patterson Foundation. This will be the first time globally for this type of event to educate and involve a community in the meaning and importance of a community being friendly to all ages! There will be opportunities to provide your input on how to make our community even better, to learn about organizations with age friendly programs, and lots of organizations seeking volunteers if you are looking for a way to get more involved in the community! We will provide additional information at future luncheons.
MOAS is the Sarasota Chapter of Military Officers Association of America. MOAA is the nation’s largest and most influential association of military officers with 370,000 members. It is an independent, nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organization. For more information visit, www.sarasotamoaa.com Are you a former military officer? Please come and join us at our monthly luncheon.