Website Updated: 11/21/23
It’s November 2023!!!
“One of the Greatest Gifts you can Give is Your Time”
A Community Leader and Advocate, Alliance on Aging provides services and
resources that address the challenges and opportunities for
older adults in Monterey County.
You can make an end of year donation by donating to MC Gives beginning November 9 through December 31st 2023 at midnight. Please visit montereycountygives.com/aoa
Looking for Free Thanksgiving Meals Click Here
MEDICARE Open Enrollment
Annual Enrollment Period Drop-In Day
No appointment needed –First come first served
Click Below for dates and times
Medicare Open Enrollment starts October 15! Even if you’re happy with your current plan, it’s important to check for any changes next year and compare your coverage with other available options. You may even save money, find better coverage, or both! Contact our Health Insurance Counseling Advocacy Program for guidance.
What are the premiums & deductibles next year? Is there less expensive coverage? Medicare costs, Medicare Advantage (Part C) and the Prescription Drug Plans (Part D) change each year…
Learn more about options to re-evaluate your coverages at these FREE seminars!
When: Tuesday, November 28th 10:30am (English) & 11:30am (Spanish) Where: Prunedale Senior Center
When: Friday, December 1st 9:30am (English) & 10:30am (Spanish) Where: King City Library
California Department of Aging Grant
Alliance on Aging, one of 15 communities in California has been awarded a California Department of Aging Grant to lead a Local Community Action Plan to create an Age and Disabilities Friendly Communities in the Salinas Valley. For more information Click Here Master Plan for Aging
TRANSPORTATION IS THE #1 ISSUE FOR SENIORS IN OUR AREA
Recently MST changed its routes & bus fares were reduced!
Seniors (age 65+) now pay $1 for a 2-hour trip ($2 for those 19-64 years old)
All Day Bus Passes were also lower in price!
Seniors $3 Day Pass (65+)
Regular $6 Day pass (64 and under)
MST RIDES are now $2
Senior Shuttles: Call at least 24 hours in advance. 1-888-678-287
Go to MST.org for the latest information
Provide a Ride, change a Life- Volunteers Needed Now! Alliance on Aging has partnered with the Independent Transportation Network (ITN) in Monterey County to launch a new rural rides program in North and South County. ‘Valley Line’, we will serve ITN members south of Salinas to Soledad AND ‘Valley Line North’ will expand in the northern stretches of our county to Las Lomas.
- Drive at your convenience.
- Most rides are less than 20 minutes.
- Meet interesting people while helping others.
- Earn credits for yourself or a loved one or get mileage reimbursement.
If you are interested in volunteering or being an ITN member, call 831-233-3447 or go to itnmontereycounty.org for any questions and to sign up.
Food Bank (Schedule):
Food Bank of Monterey County will be distributing foods at the following cities. Please click on link for specific locations and time.
For more information, please call (831) 758-1523 or 211.
RESOURCES & TIPS: For Families With Loved Ones in Nursing Homes
Concerned about your loved ones living in long-term care facilities for seniors being mistreated, abused or neglected? Alliance on Aging’s Ombudsmen can help. Ombudsmen are state certified individuals who resolve the problems of residents of nursing homes and residential care facilities for the elderly. Click here for how we can help. Additional resources:
- Crisis Hotline: English/Spanish
DISASTER – RESOURCES
HOW TO PREPARE FOR AN EMERGENCY:
For CAL FIRE’s fire incidents map updates, click here.
- Click here for Disaster and Emergency Preparedness for Older Adults. Click here for SPANISH.
- Click here for Evacuation Supply CHECKLIST.
- Click here for TIPS on how to get ready to evacuate.
- Click here for family disaster plan TEMPLATE.