As a community leader and advocate, the Alliance on Aging provides services and resources that address the challenges and opportunities of aging
TRASHION SHOW (SOUTH COUNTY): Tickets on Sale Now!
The fun and fabulous Trashion Show returns to South County for the fourth year. This unique fashion show transforms everyday trash—coffee bags, papers, candy wrappers and more into one-of-a-kind dresses worthy of New York’s fashion runways. This year’s show will feature a new theme—the Old West–a new half-time performance and over 20 creative dresses. Come see what all the excitement is all about while helping raise funds for the Alliance on Aging.
EVENT: Thursday, February 21st @ 11:30am (Salinas Valley Fairgrounds)
TICKETS: $ 65 per person. Tables of 8 are available. Call (831) 655-1334
Did your New Year Resolution include making time to help others in our community? Become an advocate for people residing in a Care Facility! The Ombudsman Program is recruiting candidates for training to begin in March. Our Ombudsman Certification Course starts on March 5th. For training dates and time, please click here.
- Interested in learning about the role of a volunteer Ombudsman? Click here.
- Interested in becoming an Ombudsman? Call Meggie Pina (831) 655-7563.
Meet new friends at our monthly community luncheon. This month’s event will take place on Tuesday, Feb 5th and March 5th at Saint Ansgar’s Lutheran Church–72 East San Joaquin St., Salinas, CA. Lunch ($10 donation) is served at 12 noon and includes lunch, dessert and your choice of beverage. A NO COST produce market is open to luncheon attendees from 10:00 – 11:30 am.
FEB 5th — Castroville chicken with rice and cooked vegetables. MAR 5th — Corned beef brisket with cabbage and potatoes. For more information, click here.
Need to get your taxes done? Alliance on Aging can help. We are offering FREE income tax preparation for seniors at the following locations (English and Spanish). Taxes are prepared on a first come, first served basis.
- Mon, Feb 11 (9:00am-1:00pm) Alisal Country Estates (1280 Rider Ave., Salinas). More info.
- Mon, Feb 25 (9:00am-1:00pm) American Legion Post #31 (14 W. Laurel Dr., Salinas). More info.
- Mon, Mar 4 (9:00am-1:00pm) Sherwood Lake Mobile Home Park (150 Kern St., Salinas). More info.
- Mon, Mar 25 (9:00am-1:00pm) American Legion Post #31 (14 W. Laurel Dr, Salinas). More info.
Questions? Please call Sarah Guzman (831) 655-4242 for more information.
Come join us and learn about the basics of Medicare–Part A, Part B and Part D advantage plans, supplemental plans, penalties, low income assistance programs and more!
DATE: Monday, Feb 25, 2019 @ 6:00pm-7:30pm. PLACE: Carmel–Harrison Memorial Library ( Ocean Ave @ Lincoln, Carmel). Call 831-655-1334 or click here.
Are you a homeowner who is a senior or blind or have a disability? The Californian State Controller office offers the Property Tax Postponement (PTP) program to help you with deferred payments. Applicants must meet income, equity and other requirements. The PTP application filing period for the 2018-2019 tax year is October 2018 through February 10, 2019. For more information, call PTP (800) 952-5661 or www.sco.ca.gov or email: email@example.com or click here for more information.
Beware of a new phone scam that is targeting seniors recently. Scammers are engaging in a caller ID trick called “spoofing” to make it appear that they are calling from the Social Security Administration (SSA). These phony callers claim to work for SSA and ask for personal information—such as the individual’s social security number—supposedly in order to process a benefit increase. Please read the FTC warning–click here— to learn more about this latest scam and how to protect yourself.
Alliance on Aging is proud to announce a NEW service to seniors who needs transportation assistance. We will be able to provide a ONE-ON-ONE personalized plan that will help seniors with their transportation needs–from doctor’s appointments to shopping for groceries and more. For more details, please click here for more information or call Maribel at (831) 655-1334 or (831) 758-4011.