On April 19th, at Libby’s in Sarasota, along about 4:30 PM, we will celebrate our evolution from Continuing the Conversation to Engaged in Aging. All of our over 360 “members”, and our new Advisory Council members will be invited. Our new mission will be to be a source of assistance to seniors and their families as we stand for Aging in Place with Dignity and Independence. Our expanded list of Topic Consultants will offer guidance about health, caregiving, jobs and work, housing, transportation, engagement in the arts and culture, financial matters, and internet usage. Watch for a more detailed announcement within the next week!
The Sarasota Community Alliance has several sub-groups known as Consortiums. We are attending and exploring possible ways we can work in and with this consortium. They meet monthly on the second Friday. We will also assist at the i4A’s Winter Forum on March 1 at the Hyatt. Our violunteers plan to wear new buttons publicizing our new name.
The Institute for the Ages has landed here in Sarasota. To find out more about what ” The Institute” will study and why it is located in Sarasota, click right here! You’ll also be introduced to new President and CEO, Tom Esselman who comes to us from his very successful time at Hallmark Cards. The site is very user friendly and not cluttered in any sense of that word. Enjoy your visit!
In a super report from the well respected Boston Consulting Group titled Global Aging, the group makes the case for many possible ways corporations can and will benefit from the changing age demographics everywhere. Plain and simple, people are living longer, working longer, and seeking meaningful employment at the same time that birth rates are declining. The workforce is changing and will keep changing.
Through two organizations here in Sarasota, support for entrepreneurial support is taking root. Our citizen based CtC Sarasota is at the forefront as we await the completion of staffing the brand spanking new Institute for the Ages. Go to www.institutefortheages.com to keep up with the latest developments. I expect a very close relationship to continue between Engaged in Aging and the Institute.
Our immediate parent is the Winter Forum (On Aging) which has been generated by SCOPE (Sarasota County Openly Pursuing Excellence). We thank SCOPE for bringing all of us together as we engage in this shift!
Here is the latest white paper published by Julie P. Cotton, Sandra K. Kassalow, and Jane A. Paquette of Continuing the Conversation’s Work Matters! Money Matters! Workgroup. The paper is called Mining Silver for Workplace Gold: Sarasota County’s Experienced Workers Add Value During Tough Times
The authors have also created a handout of resources for employers, employees, job seekers, and volunteers, which is available at the link below.