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Alliance on Aging


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 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

We’re In This Together.

Nonprofits are more important that ever in this trying time. Monterey County Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Monterey County Gives! raised over $5.3 million for 163 local nonprofits in 2019.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $27 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful.

Look for the 2020 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) in the Monterey County Weekly this June/July. Monterey County Gives! 2020 campaign kicks off in early November.

Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 4,902 donors. We did it, together.