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.
Navigating the flood of information about senior programs and services is challenging for most seniors, especially to those living in Spanish-speaking and low-income communities. Many seniors are confused by different programs and overwhelmed by the details, which sometimes prevents them from using the very services designed specifically for them. Alliance on Aging aims to change that. Their Big Idea is to create online video tutorials to assist seniors in understanding and effectively utilizing benefits and programs that benefit them, like Medicare and transportation assistance. The videos will simplify information and each one will feature a specific topic, and be accessible from anywhere there is a screen.
The Medicare counseling program provided by Alliance on Aging is a very valuable asset to the seniors living in the Monterey Bay area. The Medicare counselors are highly trained, extremely knowledgeable, and so willing to step up and go the extra mile to help with any Medicare questions or issues. I honestly do not know what I would have done without the stellar assistance of the Medicare counselors. They truly care for seniors and strive to do their very best to help us.
- Sheila Kern