Sarasota County anchors the middle of Florida’s western coast, approximately 60 miles south of Tampa Bay. It includes the cities of Sarasota, Venice and North Port, and the town of Longboat Key. The Sarasota County Government provides a full range of community and human services to residents — parks, recreation, human services, health-related services, planning, zoning, permitting, and environmental resource management.
Aging System Policy Coordination
Aging System Policy Coordination supports and monitors community-based programs in Sarasota County to enhance community collaborations and partnerships that address aging and age-related initiatives. This includes Age-Friendly Sarasota/Community for All Ages Initiative.
Age-Friendly communities seek to create an environment that empowers all people to live purposeful, active lives that promote inclusion and respect. It includes the combination of community members, government, business, nonprofits, and media to work together in developing services, systems, and policies that enhance livability for people of all ages and abilities. The Age-Friendly Initiative is a journey, not a destination. It a cycle of continuous quality improvement. each of us has a part to play, we are all part of the larger community.