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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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Robotic Pets Delight Salinas Senior Citizens

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.

(July 29, 2022) → Read the full The Californian report
Nursing Home Operators Under Fire

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.

(Jan. 14, 2022) → Read the full Voices of Monterey Bay report

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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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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 …

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Senior socials thrive in South Monterey County

SALINAS VALLEY — Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley’s new monthly social hours for active seniors in South Monterey County have garnered much success since their September launch. The pilot program, called SOCOS Social (SOuth COunty Seniors Social), offers …

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