Age-Friendly Sarasota is a countywide effort in Florida to promote active, engaged, and healthy living for people of all ages. By learning and sharing about Sarasota County's age-friendly features and the aspirations of its residents, this initiative is amplifying and bringing enhancements to the community. These enhancements align with factors identified by the World Health Organization that influence the ability to live well at any age.
Age-Friendly Sarasota officially launched in May 2015. This was a strong indicator that Sarasota was ready to begin a shift in culture and to help pioneer our region in the longevity revolution.
The community movement is well underway. Age-Friendly Sarasota initially completed a two-year assessment of Sarasota County's age-friendly assets (May 2015 – May 2017). The assessment explored aspirations of Sarasota County's residents as they relate to the World Health Organization's 8 Domains of Livability. Utilizing data from the assessment combined with data on existing community assets, the Age-Friendly Sarasota County Action Plan was developed and shared with the community.