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OUR MISSION

As a community leader and advocate, the Alliance on Aging provides services and resources that address the challenges and opportunities of aging.

NOVEMBER EVENTS

 

YOUR DONATIONS MATTERS  

The Alliance on Aging (AOA) is in one of 169 nonprofits selected to participate in this year’s Monterey County Gives!  This fundraising campaign, sponsored by the Monterey County (MC) Weekly and the Community Foundation of Monterey, asks readers of the MC Weekly to donate to the participating nonprofits.  Funds collected during the campaign (November 8th– December 31st) will be matched by MC Gives!  What this means is that the money you donate to AOA, a percentage of it will be matched by MC Gives.  What’s more, the more donation received, the higher the percentage match!  We ask that you consider Alliance on Aging as your designated nonprofit for your holiday gifting.  Your donation will help us continue our efforts to provide the best services/programs to seniors in the county.  Please CLICK HERE to donate by December 31.  We thank you for your generosity.

MEDICARE UPDATE SEMINARS

Learn more about options to re-evaluate your coverage especially Part C and Part D prescription drug plans at these FREE seminars.  Call 831-655-1334  or click here for date /location of seminars.  

  • Nov 27 @ 2:00pm (MONTEREY–Park Lane)

MEDICARE:  Part D Drop-Ins 

Prescription drug plans change every year. Now is the time to add, switch or drop Medicare Advantage or Part D.   We can help you identify the best coverage for you during the following FREE drop-in sessions (on a first-come, first served basis).  Please call 831-655-1334 for more information.  All sessions are held at Alliance on Aging, 247 Main St., Salinas.

  Congratulations to Natalia Molina

On November 6, AOA’s Health Education Program Manager. Natalia Molina, was elected to the Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) Board of Trustees, Area 1, representing Seaside.  Following the election, Natalia commented that “Campaigning was a humbling event. What touched my heart the most is the core of my volunteer team were seniors.”  Her goals as a Board of Trustee include:  1) to support MPC students and the community of life-long learners; and 2) to inspire a career path for students for meaningful and successful work with seniors.  Congratulations again Natalia!

 

(NEW)  SPANISH WEBSITE

The Alliance on Aging is proud to announce that we have just launched our Spanish website.  Our newest website will enable us to better serve our Spanish speaking clients.  You can access it through the button at the header, right under the search button labeled ESPANOL or CLICK HERE.

 PROPERTY TAX POSTPONEMENT PROGRAM (for Seniors)

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: postponement@sco.ca.gov or click here for more information.

 NEW SCAM ALERT FOR SENIORS  

 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.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED (for Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program)

We are in need of volunteers for the upcoming 2019 tax season.  Each year, AOA partners with the IRS and the CA Franchise Tax Board to provide free tax assistance on federal and state income tax returns to hundreds of Monterey County seniors. Interested?  Call Sarah Guzman (831) 655-4242 for additional information or click here for more information.  Some tax knowledge is required. Training will be provided.

(NEW SERVICE):  SENIOR TRANSPORTATION SUPPORT & ASSISTANCE

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.