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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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

 TRASHION SHOW:  THANK YOU

Our thanks to the many wonderful sponsors, artists /designers, models, and volunteers for making this year’s Salinas Trashion Show, held on September 7th, such a huge success.  We had not one, but two shows this year—lunch and dinner—in one day!  This year’s theme, “The 1960s & 1970s”, had everyone groovin’ to their favorite tunes from the Beatles to the Bee Gees.  The lunch show opened with Sonny (Tommy Nunes) and Cher (Mendy Amaral)—real life brother and sister team—singing a duet—“I Got You Babe”.  This was followed by a parade of 20 original, one-of-a-kind dresses made from recycled, repurposed materials.  A new Sonny (Frank Savion) and Cher (Jessica McKillip) kicked off the night event.  Mendy Amaral was the Fashion Commentator for the lunch show while former KSBW newscaster, Adrienne Laurent, hosted the evening show.  This year’s Master of Ceremony, J. Alan Fagan, a local business development consultant, anchored both shows.  Highlights from the two shows include the “Groovin’ Grannies” dancing to the Bee Gee’s song, “Staying Alive.”  Do check out the great photos of the event and fabulous dresses in the Salinas Californian (click here).  Luncheon photos, click here.

SEPT 15:  FREE SYMPOSIUM on COMMUNITY RESPONSE TO ELDERCARE

This interactive and educational event is for citizen problem solvers to address the needs of the elderly and those in the community, especially the family members who care for them.  Two eldercare specialists, Shary Farr and John O’Brien, will give the plenary address.  Lunch is provided.  DATE:  September 15.  TIME:  9:00AM-2:00PM.  PLACE:  Monterey Peninsula College.  For more details, please click here.

FARMERS’ MARKET COUPONS

Are you are 60+ and low income?  Come meet our benefit checkup specialist, Reyna Gross, at the following farmers market.  You might be eligible for a free $20 coupon booklet to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.  ONE coupon booklet per household will be provided on site.

  • September 15:  Salinas Old Town Market Place–Off Main St (9:00am-2:00pm)
  • September 28:  Monterey Peninsula Community College (10:00am-2:00pm)
  • Questions?  Please click here for more info or call Reyna Gross at 831-655-7562. 

MEDICARE SEMINAR (FREE)

Learn about the basics of Medicare, especially Part A, Part B, Part D, Advantage Plans, Supplemental Plans, penalties, low income assistance programs at a FREE seminar at the following location.  Call 831-655-1334. 

  • Saturday, September 22:  10:30am (Greenfield Monterey Free Library–315 El Camino Real, Greenfield, CA).  For more information, click here for ENGLISH or click here for SPANISH.

(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.