Dignified Aging

In case you were too busy chasing “Black Friday” sales to read the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, I’ve linked here to the Nov 25th editorial penned by Kathy Silverberg, “Dignified Aging Requires Mutual Respect and Acceptance.” The editorial focused on the results from the community research of the Aging with Dignity and Independence initiative. What are the core issues integral to the experience of dignity and independence as one ages? The broad issues are respect and social inclusion, meaningful involvement, communication and information, aging in place, health and well-being, and transportation and mobility. SCOPE will host numerous presentations in January to share the results of the research with the broader community. We hope this editorial is just the beginning of community comment and reflection - the first steps to developing action leading to community change. Read more about this community research.