DSCA Forum on Optimal Aging

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Life Planning and Aging in the Right Place

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Hyatt Regency Sarasota


This Forum provided insights by area experts, followed by a panel discussion, on topics related to how we can stay healthy, active, and engaged in Optimal Aging. Interrelated issues of aging in place and community engagement were addressed as well as solutions to issues affecting our age-friendly community.  Condo board members and property managers heard about issues, guidelines, and laws related to accomodating residents who are aging in condos.

Many Local Service Providers were on-hand to discuss attendee’s Key Questions.


Click Here for photos taken at the event.

Click Here for short video summarizing the event.

Click Here for the podcast of interviews with John McCarthy of SCOPE, Dr. Kathy Black of Age-Friendly Sarasota, and Patrick Gannon of the DSCA. 

[click on each speaker’s Name/Topic link below to view their presentation]


 John McCarthy, Executive Director, SCOPE     SCOPE

Kathy Black, Ph.D., USF Sarasota-Manatee     Age-Friendly Sarasota

Tom Barwin, City Manager, Sarasota     City of Sarasota


12:30 pm   Buffet Lunch, Sponsor Displays
1:15 pm     Segment 2 Presentations

Geg Hall, Hall Architects     Hall Architects


David Sylvester     Pines of Sarasota

  • Ellen Hirsch de Haan, Atty. Wetherington Hamilton, Topic: The Law as it Relates to Aging in Condominiums and Cluster Developments 
Ellen Hirsch de Haan     Wetherington Hamilton, Attorneys at Law





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