Monterey County Local News: Seniors


All Local Seniors News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

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01/25/2024
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Longtime Monterey County resident John McPherson has been named the new executive director of Alliance on Aging, taking over for Teresa Sullivan, who is retiring.

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01/25/2024
A U.S. Senate committee launched an examination of assisted living, holding its first hearing in two decades on the industry as leaders of both parties expressed concern about the high cost and mixed quality of care facilities.

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01/16/2024
The number of older adults with disabilities that affect their performance of daily tasks will soar in the decades ahead, as baby boomers enter their 70s, 80s, and 90s.

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10/25/2023
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Raymond Torres, a native of Soledad, was diagnosed with disabilities over 25 years ago and within a couple of years was connected to housing and services through the nonprofit Central Coast Center for Independent Living. At 63, he’s doing well,…

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09/01/2023
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Alliance on Aging has received $200,000 from the California Department of Aging to develop a local action plan for Monterey County, focusing on the Salinas Valley.

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08/22/2023
Thanks to a $200,000 state grant, the nonprofit Alliance on Aging will develop an action plan for addressing the needs of senior and disabled citizens, particularly in the Salinas Valley.

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08/14/2023
To qualify for Leqembi, patients must undergo a PET scan that looks for amyloid plaques, the protein clumps that clog the brains of many Alzheimer’s patients.

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07/05/2023
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Residents say many issues arose after HumanGood took over. Last year, the situation reached a boiling point when a tenant died inside her apartment and wasn’t discovered until more than a week later.

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05/26/2023
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The group Adventure Seeking Seniors group was among this year’s nominees for the 47th Annual LIVE UNITED Awards, presented by United Way Monterey County.

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03/19/2023
Retired California government workers will get tens of thousands of dollars if they give up their long-term care insurance.

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03/06/2023
Every day, thousands of older Californians can’t afford to stock their pantries. State data reveal that two-thirds of eligible Californians over age 60 do not participate in CalFresh, the state’s food stamp program, even though they qualify.

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09/27/2022
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KING CITY — Alliance on Aging’s South County Trashion Show returned to the runway last week after a two-year absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic, featuring the latest fashions crafted from recycled and repurposed materials. The Sept. 13 fundraiser and luncheon was once again held inside the Orradre Building at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds in [...]

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09/08/2022
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Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley will add the Greenfield community to its South County Senior Socials program, hosting the first one on Sept. 14.

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07/28/2022
Georgia Reed now lives at Pacific Coast Post-Acute Nursing Home in Salinas, and she doesn’t get have pets anymore. She and other nursing home residents were cheered when 27 robotic cats and dogs were donated by members of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program.

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07/21/2022
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SALINAS VALLEY — As part of its rural expansion efforts, Independent Transportation Network Monterey County has introduced ValleyLine, a transportation program for seniors, veterans and visually impaired adults who live in the cities of Soledad, Gonzales, Chualar and Indian Springs. The ValleyLine project brings to fruition an eight-month development phase led by a steering committee of [...]

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07/13/2022
Image for display with article titled Affordable senior complex residents reach a breaking point after death goes unnoticed for days.

Marilyn Winton told one neighbor she was antisocial after he attempted to make friendly conversation two years ago. After that, the neighbor almost never saw her, except only in flashes as she entered her apartment at the 200-unit Pacific Meadows…

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06/24/2022
Image for display with article titled Madonna Gardens hosts fundraiser featuring senior residents’ artwork

SALINAS — In honor of Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, Madonna Gardens Assisted Living and Memory Care is hosting a special art show showcasing paintings and other works of art created by its residents on Saturday, June 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. During the event, the Alzheimer’s Association will be collecting donations in [...]

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03/15/2022
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KING CITY — Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley’s SOCOS Social (SOuth COunty Seniors Social) program expanded to King City on March 3, hosting the first of which will be monthly events for senior residents at the King City Recreation Center. MOWSV Executive Director Regina Gage said the senior socials began last September in [...]

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03/02/2022
Image for display with article titled Senior socials expand lineup to King City

KING CITY — A monthly social hour for active seniors in the community will be expanding its lineup to include King City, following successful programs in both Soledad and Gonzales. Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley’s SOCOS Social (SOuth COunty Seniors Social) program has garnered much success in South Monterey County since launching last [...]

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01/13/2022
Special monitors sought to oversee Driftwood Health Care in Santa Cruz and 18 of sister operations in California on grounds of chronic understaffing, inadequate patient protections, inflated consumer ratings and false advertising.
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