The proportion of residents over 65 in Sarasota County, Florida (32%) is roughly that projected for the rest of the developed world in 2050. The proportion of residents over 55 (48%) is even further ahead of developed world demographic projections.
The County’s citizens possess deep expertise in a wide variety of disciplines. These demographic characteristics and a high level of community engagement make the county a natural, community-scale test bed for innovative products, services, and policies. The collective wisdom of this unique demographic can help shape the agenda for global aging.
Institute for the Ages is leveraging Sarasota County’s wealth of expertise, its leading-edge age demographic, and forward-thinking community investment to help diverse stakeholders seize the opportunities presented by an aging population—and improve lives
Perhaps most importantly,where else in the world is anyone, much less a whole community, coming together and investing time and resources to get 40 years ahead of an issue?