Posts Tagged: Sarasota County

Sarasota County’s next stop is Denver for the All-America City Awards

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By last night, most of our Sarasota County delegation landed in Denver and hit the ground running for the All-America City Awards competition. If the delegation’s dry-run performance of “Sarasota Transcends,” held earlier this week at Glenridge Performing Arts Hall and Riverview High School on Tuesday night – attended by more than 400 supporters –… Read more »

Principles in perfect harmony with All-America City

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When the idea was raised for Sarasota County to submit an application for the 2013 All-America City (AAC) Awards, The Patterson Foundation helped accelerate the collaboration among our community leaders by highlighting innovative projects that have impacted our community throughout the past five years. Why were we working in collaboration with others to serve as… Read more »

Sarasota County is an All-America City finalist in good company

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In April, the National Civic League selected Sarasota County as one of 20 nationwide community finalists for the prestigious 2013 All-America City Awards. What a community effort it has been so far! Sarasota County’s application highlighted three community-driven efforts, including: – Our first-of a-kind public-private partnership with the National Cemetery Administration to create Patriot Plaza at… Read more »

Guest Post: Stakeholders in aging consortium ignites action around aging with dignity and independence

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Kathy Black, Ph.D., is an associate professor of social work and gerontology at USF Sarasota-Manatee. Through a partnership with The Patterson Foundation and  SCOPE, a community engagement organization, Black conducted research for the Aging with Dignity and Independence Initiative. The initiative, which completed data collection in 2010, uncovered six actionable themes that are essential to… Read more »

Guest Post: Getting to know your emergency management office

    Editor’s Note: Veronica Taylor is a consultant specializing in disaster preparedness, response and recovery. She previously worked with The Patterson Foundation to help deepen its understanding of the disaster space. As a guest blogger, she will cover issues relevant to the disaster sector.  As I mentioned in my last blog, Sarasota County often… Read more »

Guest Post: Sarasota County’s Disaster Preparedness Outlook

Editor’s Note: Veronica Taylor is a consultant specializing in disaster preparedness, response and recovery. She previously worked with The Patterson Foundation to help deepen its understanding of the disaster space. As a guest blogger, she will cover issues relevant to the disaster sector.  The Patterson Foundation’s office is located in Sarasota, Florida, and since Florida… Read more »

At the Top of Our Game in Sarasota County

By Suzanne Gregory, Sarasota County Openly Plans for Excellence (SCOPE) An article in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune talked about the graying of our global population as our planet hits the 7 billion population mark.  Ted Fishman, author of “Shock of Gray”, was quoted, “Longer life is what human beings have wanted ever since we started talking… Read more »

Sharing the Value of Community Wisdom

by Suzanne Gregory, Sarasota County Openly Plans for Excellence (SCOPE) With the community research complete, the next step for the Aging with Dignity and Independence intiative is to share the fruits of the research, the six big themes that surfaced after examining the local lived-experiences of more than 500 older adults in Sarasota County. The… Read more »