Corporate Sponsors

Flicker Family Foundation Taylor Farms Portabello's Ann Kihara General Farm Investment Company 8KSBW and Central Cost Aspire Health Plan Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System Andy Boy Church Brothers Farms Duda Sponsors Boggiatto Produce MP Express Pacific Paraiso Pessagno Winery Scheid Family Wines Ventana J. Mcfarland Wines Marathon Financial Advisors Pacific Valley Bank Natividad Foundation Mechanics Bank Mee Memorial Bassetti Farms General Farm
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Website Updated: 7/10/24

It’s July 2024!!!

“One of the Greatest Gifts you can Give is Your Time”

Mission Statement

A Community Leader and Advocate, Alliance on Aging provides services and

resources that address the challenges and opportunities for

older adults in Monterey County.

Heat Wave Warning

Temperatures are expected to hit triple digits in parts of California. Older adults, children under four, people with existing medical conditions, and those without access to air conditioning are most at risk for extreme heat and heat-related illnesses. Here’s a list of trusted resources to keep you and your loved ones safe, healthy, and cool this week and throughout the summer.

Extreme Heat Resources:

Cooling Centers and Resource Centers English Spanish

California Department of Aging Grant

Alliance on Aging, one of 20  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

The Alliance on Aging (AOA) is proud to announce a significant milestone in our mission to support the older adults and people with disabilities, and their families, in the Salinas Valley. Thanks to a generous grant from the California Department of Aging, we are moving forward in developing a Local Age and Disabilities Action Plan (LADAP). The geographic scope of the plan includes the following zip codes within the city of Salinas, North and South Monterey County: 95039, 93426, 93450, 93901, 93902, 93905, 93906, 93907, 93915, 93925, 93926, 93927, 93930, 93932, 93960, 95004, 95012, 95076. This plan aims to identify existing resources and address critical needs across social participation, health and community supports, transportation, housing, outdoor spaces, disaster preparedness and services, civic participation and employment, and communication and information domains, especially for the diverse communities of older adults and people with disabilities  who live in our agricultural heartland. Learn More

There is strong evidence that people can reduce the risk of cognitive decline by making changes in their lifestyles.  See the Nutrition Tips below to learn about how to keep your brain healthy

 Click Here for English          Click Here for Spanish



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 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 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:



For CAL FIRE’s fire incidents map updates, click here.