FREE ADMISSION AND FREE PARKING
Everyone in the community is invited. We encourage you to bring your friends and family! No tickets are needed, and admission is free for all ages.
The Age-Friendly Festival will take place — rain or shine — on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sarasota Fairgrounds (3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34237 ... off of Fruitville Road near Tuttle Avenue).
—Free on-site parking. (See festival location on map and driving directions
—There are also SCAT bus stops conveniently located near the Fairgrounds. (Use SCAT bus routes 1 or 1A
Don't miss the opportunity to visit interactive and informative exhibits presented by participating organizations
that are many of the "advancers of the age-friendly movement" in our community.
Learn about the practices, services, and products that these businesses, nonprofits, and local government departments are providing to advance age-friendly principles.
Participate in hands-on activities provided within exhibits — and through other specially-designed activities — that demonstrate ways to enhance quality of life.
Here are just some examples of the activities and demonstrations you can experience throughout the day!
Musical jam sessions • Brain games • Dance trance • Aerial yoga • Therapeutic drumming • Zumba • Greyhounds • Guide dogs in training • Exercise classes • The round-about merge • Llamas • Pickleball • Musical instrument explorations • Art opportunities • Health screenings • Imagination playground
Stop by the reflection lounges to relax and talk about your festival experiences and share what the age-friendly movement means to you. Based on each lounge’s name, there will also be specialists in that subject matter to speak with or volunteers that can guide you to a specific exhibit to get questions answered.
Celebrating the age-friendly concept of Domains of Livability
— important community features that impact well-being as we age — the reflection lounges named “Health & Well-Being,” “Housing,” “Transportation,” and “Work & Play” will be located in Robarts Arena, while the “Community Engagement” reflection lounge will be located in the Potter Building.
Refreshments will be available for purchase during festival hours from specially selected food trucks offering lunch, snacks, and cold drinks (including bottled water).
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?
Volunteers — vital to the success of the Age-Friendly Festival — are needed to support the festival in a variety of roles. Assistance is also needed the day before the festival for setting up. Community service hours will be available for youth, and there will be a need for bilingual volunteers. Please see the Festival Volunteer Opportunities
for descriptions of volunteer roles and for signup information.