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Alliance on Aging Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Older Americans Act With Presentation of Resolution at Board of Supervisors Meeting May 16

Alliance on Aging Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Older Americans Act With Presentation of Resolution at Board of Supervisors Meeting May 16

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SALINAS, CA. (May 6, 2023) — The Alliance on Aging will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Older Americans Act at the Monterey County Board of Supervisors meeting May 16, where a resolution honoring older Americans will be presented.


The meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 16, Board of Supervisors Chamber, 168 West Alisal St., first floor, in Salinas.


Join other seniors from throughout the county by attending the meeting. Free bus passes to the event will be available and free sack lunches will be provided by the Monterey County Food Bank. Call Alliance on Aging/The HUB at (831) 646-5050 for more information.


By 2030, for the first time in American history, there will be more people over the age of 60 than under the age of 18. Every 10.3 seconds a Boomer turns 60 and 95-plus is the fastest-growing age group.


Alliance on Aging has provided essential services to seniors throughout Monterey County for more than 50 years. Congress passed the Older Americans Act (OAA) in 1965 in response to concern by policymakers about a lack of community social services for older persons. The original legislation established authority for grants to states for community planning and social services, research and development projects, and personnel training in the field of aging. The law also established the Administration on Aging (AoA) to administer the newly created grant programs and to serve as the federal focal point on matters concerning older persons.


Although older individuals may receive services under many other federal programs, today the OAA is considered to be a major vehicle for the organization and delivery of social and nutrition services to this group and their caregivers. The OAA also includes community service employment for low-income older Americans; training, research, and demonstration activities in the field of aging; and vulnerable elder rights protection activities.


About Alliance on Aging

Alliance on Aging provides services and resources that address the challenges and opportunities for older adults in Monterey County. Alliance on Aging was established in 1970 by a group of concerned local citizens who wanted to help seniors remain safely in their own homes for as long as possible. This volunteer-driven organization which began as a single program with a handful of volunteers is now a multi-purpose senior service agency with over 200 volunteers. The largest non-profit provider of senior services in Monterey County, the Alliance on Aging serves over 7,000 individuals every year.


Alliance on Aging programs include Medicare Counseling & Education (HICAP) , Senior Peer Counseling, Nursing Home Information & Advocacy, Tax Counseling for the Elderly, Benefits Checkup and a monthly Senior Outreach Luncheon in Salinas. Alliance on Aging staff and volunteers provide direct services, information and education to seniors, adult children, caregivers and “baby boomers” who are approaching and preparing for their senior years. 


The Alliance on Aging’s administrative and program offices are located at 247 Main St. in Salinas. Office hours at this location are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding national holidays). Program staff also occupy office space at the Monterey Senior Center at 280 Dickman Ave. in Monterey. Outreach staff make regular visits to seniors at sites and venues throughout the county. Spirals by the Arch, a unique consignment and benefit shop located in Pacific Grove, helps to support the programs of the agency.


Alliance on Aging

247 Main St., Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 758-4011

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