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S a r a s o t a C o u n t y t h i s w e e k a p p r o v e d changes to a $1.2 million financial incen- tive agreement with a l o c a l 5 0 1 ( c ) ( 3 ) nonprofit dedicated t o w o r k i n g w i t h Sarasota's aging pop- u l a t i o n t h a t s o f a r has not met full-time e m p l o y m e n t g o a l s stipulated in its deal. In November 2011, the nonprofit Institute for the Ages inked a deal with the county for the money, agree- ing to meet a variety of milestones over a three-year period. The Institute grew out of an initiative plotted by Sarasota County Openly Plans for Excellence; its The Institute for the Ages has its offices on Main Street in Sarasota. Image from the website NONPROFIT HAS NOT MET COUNTY GRANT HIRING GOALS, BUT SAYS REVAMPED DEAL BETTER SUITS ITS 'STARTUP' MODEL Instead of just forcing ourselves to hire eight full-time people, we can be more flexible and nimble and tap into more specialized talent. Tom Esselman CEO Institute for the Ages By Cooper Levey-Baker Associate Editor 'CLEANER AND MEANER'

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