As part of the assessment period, a community must undergo a research phase to determine what the community’s current age-friendly assets are and what the community aspirations are. Age-Friendly Sarasota did this through resident and provider surveys conducted from May 2015 – March 2016. We are pleased to share the findings in our 2016 analysis: Age-Friendly Sarasota Community Report. This research was then combined with the data collection of existing community assets by domain to create a roadmap (an "action plan") for next steps.
The Implementation Phase has recently started (June 1, 2017 – May 31, 2020). Efforts will now focus on community sector contributions to the goals, objectives, and strategies identified in the Age-Friendly Sarasota Action Plan.