Key Components of Optimal Aging on the SunCoast

Part of Our Lunch & Learn Series

Learn more about the latest programs and initiatives to enhance Optimal Aging on the SunCoast.  Hear presentations from the experts and engage in an informative panel discussion.


When:  Wednesday, December 6, 2017
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Panel Discussion During Lunch

 Where: The Paradise Center             
Longboat Island Chapel (2nd Floor)             
6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive             
Longboat Key, FL 34228


Program Presenters


Kathy Black, Ph.D.
Age-Friendly Sarasota Consultant The Patterson Foundation
Professor of Aging Studies and Social Work, USF Sarasota-Manatee

Topic: An Overview of Age-Friendly Living on the SunCoast

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Pamela Baron, MSW, CDP
Director of Senior Services JFCS of the Suncoast, Inc.

Topic: Community Resources to Support Optimal Lifestyles

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Fred Grady, NHA
Administrator, Alderman Oaks Retirement Residence

Topic: Understanding & Choosing the Right Living
Environment for Optimal Aging on the SunCoast

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Kathleen Houseweart, MBA
Director, Lutheran Services FL
Sarasota Guardianship Program

Panel Discussion Moderator
Topic: Focusing on Practical Considerations in Achieving Your Optimal Lifestyle Goals

Alderman Oaks is the Proud Sponsor of this Event. 

Fee for Forum is Only $10.00.  Lunch is Included!

RSVP to Mary Ann Brady at (941) 383-6493 or Email maryannbrady@theparadisecenter.org 
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Website: theparadisecenter.org





  • Loving, caring ownership and staff
  • Services catering to different lifestyle needs
  • Active Resident Council and Committees
  • Located in "Heart" of Downtown Sarasota
  • Regular Spiritual Opportunities
  • Flexible Transportation
  • Exercises, health diets, and access to an on-site Wellness Center
  • Weekly Happy Hour with Live Entertainment (We dance!)
  • Just Around the Corner From the Friendship Center
  • Rental Only Apartments (No buy-in required)
  • Choice of studio, one bedroom, or two bedroom Floor Plans
  • Able to transition into Assisted Living if needed