Website Updated: 9/22/23
It’s September 2023!!!
“One of the Greatest Gifts you can Give is Your Time”
A Community Leader and Advocate, Alliance on Aging provides services and
resources that address the challenges and opportunities for
older adults in Monterey County.
California Department of Aging Grant
Alliance on Aging, one of 15 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
Looking for information about your health? Dealing with too much stress? Want to learn techniques to cope and gain support from other? Join us for Loteria Wellness
When – Thursday, September 21 at 11:00am
Where – Greenfield Branch Library, 315 El Camino Real, Greenfield, CA 93927 Click Here
Did you receive a letter from the IRS?
The IRS reassures California taxpayers that they continue to have an automatic extension until later this year to file and pay their taxes for those covered by disaster declarations in the state. The current mailings being received by some taxpayers, the IRS Notice CP14, are for taxpayers who have a balance due, and they are sent out as a legal requirement. While the notice received by taxpayers says they need to pay in 21 days, most California taxpayers have until later this year to pay under the disaster declaration. These letters include a special insert that notes the payment date listed in the letter does not apply to those covered by a disaster declaration, and the disaster dates remain in effect.
WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU
We are happy to announce our newly remodeled office at 247 Main St is open to the public. You can enter through our Alliance on Aging, 247 Main Street entrance or, for your convenience, you can park in the parking lot on Monterey St. and enter through our new HUB entrance at 236 Monterey Street.
We assist our clients in person, via telephone, email, Zoom and by appointment in Spanish and English.
Call us at (831) 655-1334 or (831) 758-4011
- Transportation Assistance
- Benefits Checkup
- Senior Peer Counseling
- Tax Assistance
- For information about activities at the HUB Click Here
TRANSPORTATION IS THE #1 ISSUE FOR SENIORS IN OUR AREA
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 MST.org 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 itnmontereycounty.org for any questions and to sign up.
Visitation restrictions IN LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES
Federal Disaster Loans
Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to California businesses and Monterey County residents as a result of President Biden’s major disaster declaration. U.S. Small Business Administration can lend additional funds to businesses and homeowners to help with the cost of improvements to protect, prevent or minimize the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future. Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property, which includes their disaster damaged personal vehicles.
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:
- Crisis Hotline: English/Spanish
- COVID-19 and Nursing Homes: What Families Need To Know. Spanish.
- Tips for Staying Engaged/Connected in Nursing Homes.
Monterey County Services for Seniors UPDATE
Monterey County Department of Social Services (MCDSS) continues to operate during the current COVID crisis. Services include: Adult Protective Services, In Home Supportive Services for seniors and more.
- For more info about their essential services, click: ENGLISH or SPANISH.
- For additional resources: 211 Search
- COVID-19 Senior Resource Guide: For a comprehensive guide lists health services, food assistance, senior shopping hours, housing assistance and more. Click here to access the guide.
DISASTER – RESOURCES
HOW TO PREPARE FOR AN EMERGENCY:
For CAL FIRE’s fire incidents map updates, click here.
- Click here for Disaster and Emergency Preparedness for Older Adults. Click here for SPANISH.
- Click here for Evacuation Supply CHECKLIST.
- Click here for TIPS on how to get ready to evacuate.
- Click here for family disaster plan TEMPLATE.