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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 JULY/AUG EVENTS

 TRASHION SHOW:  TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

The fun and fabulous Trashion Show is back!  This year’s event promises to be even more exciting with a new theme, a new fashion presenter and over 20 unique one-of-a-kind dresses made from recycled / repurposed everyday trash.  NEW this year.  We have TWO shows—Lunch and Dinner.  Event will take place at Corral de Tierra Golf and Country Club.  DATE:  Friday, September 7th.

  • LUNCH:  11:30am ($85 /$95 Runway).
  • DINNER:  Cocktails @ 6:00pm ($125 /$135 Runway).
  • For tickets, please call Christine at 831-655-7559.  For more information, 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.

  • July 15:  Marina Farmers’ Market (10am-2pm)
  • July 18:  Natividad Medical Center (11:00am-3:30pm)
  • July 20:  Monterey Peninsula Community College (10:00am-2:00pm)
  • July 30:  Pacific Grove Farmer’s Market (3:00pm-7:00pm)
  • July 31:  Carmel Valley Barnyard (9:00am-1:00pm)
  • Questions?  Please click here for more info or call Reyna Gross at 831-655-7562.

 COFFEE TALKS: July 17, 24, 31

The Alliance on Aging is hosting its first coffee talks designed specifically for seniors.  The event will feature a series of lectures and discussions on health related topics of interest to seniors, such as how best to deal with anxiety and/or depression and more.  The talks are informal and are conducted over coffee.  This event is in collaboration with the Acacia Family Medical Group in Salinas.  Dates:  July 17, 24, and 31 @10:00am.   Location:  Alliance on Aging, 247 Main St., Salinas, CA.

 CALLING ALL ARTIST:  TRASHION SHOW

Calling all local artists.  Alliance on Aging is hosting its 5th annual TRASHION SHOW.  Think PROJECT RUNWAY with a local flair.  We are seeking artists to create one-of-a-kind outrageous, unique and theatrical fashion from recycled/repurposed everyday items such as coffee bags, newspapers, candy wrappers and more!  This is your chance as an artist to express your creativity and show how innovative and beautiful recycled fashion can be.  Interested?  Please click here for the application.  DUE date is July 20th.  TRASHION takes place on Friday, September 7th.  Questions?  Please call (831) 655-1334.

 

 SCAM ALERT–REAL ESTATE:  JULY 20TH

Want to learn how to avoid being a victim of real estate fraud? Join other seniors at an informational session on strategies and tips on being a savvy senior.

  • July 20:  Oldemeyer Center, 986 Hilby Ave., Seaside, CA (1:00pm-3:00pm)

 (SCAM ALERT):  NEW MEDICARE CARDS

Calling all seniors.  The NEW Medicare cards will be arriving in your mailboxes  shortly.  The new and improved card will no longer list a person’s social security number for safety reasons.  The county’s District Attorney, the Medicare Regional Administrator and the Alliance on Aging’s HICAP Program Manager were on hand last Friday to warn seniors about potential scams.  Beware of calls from persons claiming to be Medicare officials requesting for personal information.  For more stories about scams, click on Monterey Herald or KION for the news coverage.  For assistance with Medicare, please call our office at:  831-655-7567 or 831-655-4244.