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Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula offers healthy nutrition to the homebound in the area, promoting the physical and emotional well-being and independence of seniors and disabled elderly who are unable to shop or cook for themselves. The agency asks for donations, though no client is ever turned away for inability to pay.

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State Grant Set to Address Needs of Senior, Disabled Populations


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.

Real Costs of New Alzheimer’s Drug Will Mostly Fall to Taxpayers


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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Alliance on Aging awarded $200K grant to develop age-friendly plan for Salinas Valley

SALINAS VALLEY — Alliance on Aging (AOA) has received a $200,000 grant from the California Department of Aging to develop a local age-friendly action plan for Monterey County, focusing on the Salinas Valley. The 21-month-long grant — one of 15 …

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Tenants wait for answers about persistent problems at their affordable senior apartments.

When HumanGood, the nonprofit corporate owner of the 200-unit Pacific Meadows apartment complex off Carmel Road for very-low-income seniors – many are in their 70s, 80s and 90s – cut back on janitorial services, the carpets in the hallways became…

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Gonzales senior group among nominees for community service awards

GONZALES — Adventure Seeking Seniors group was among this year’s nominees for the 47th Annual LIVE UNITED Awards, presented by United Way Monterey County, which celebrate and recognize volunteers for their contributions to the community. The Gonzales group is made …

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Seniors, Bicyclists, Veterans to Benefit from New DMV Laws in 2023

Starting Jan. 1, California law will again require drivers 70 and older to renew their license in person at a DMV office.

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South County Trashion Show makes long-awaited return

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 …

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Monthly senior socials expand to Greenfield

GREENFIELD — Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley’s SOCOS (SOuth COunty Senior) Socials program is growing this month to include the Greenfield community. In collaboration with the City of Greenfield, Meals on Wheels will host the first Greenfield SOCOS …

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Senior transportation program launches in Salinas Valley

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 …

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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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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 …

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Monthly senior social begins in King City

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 …

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