Nov 8 - Dec 31, 2018

Alliance on Aging

Mission

The Alliance on Aging's mission is to provide services and resources that address the challenges and opportunities of aging. We promote independence, dignity, and well-being for the older adults of Monterey County.

The Big Idea

Navigating the transportation system in Monterey County is challenging for many low-income seniors, especially those living in Salinas and South County. Many of these seniors find public transportation to be too complex or confusing. The lack of access to transportation often leads to increased isolation.

Our Big Idea is to help seniors understand the transportation options available to them to make their lives easier by: 1) identify and understand each senior’s individual needs; 2) design a customized transportation plan by “patching together” local transportation services; and 3) follow-up with the individual to ensure that his/her needs are met. We have started this in May 2018.

This pilot program complements existing transportation systems, e.g., MST and ITN. Example, our staff will help seniors navigate the bus routes provided by MST using printed maps, electronic devices or smart phone; and/or enhance their utilization of ITN and other available transportation systems.

I am very grateful for the Tax Assistance program from Alliance on Aging. I had a very difficult IRS situation and the program manager was always there whenever I needed assistance.

- Hortencia Pinon