Area Agency on Aging
About UsThe Monterey County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is part of a nationwide network of services designed to assist low-income residents as they age. Every local AAA determines the priorities in their area and then decides how to use limited resources to meets those needs. As a result, there can be big differences in AAAs across California and the United States.
The mission of the Monterey County AAA is to provide leadership in addressing issues that relate to older Monterey County residents; to develop community-based systems of care that provide services which support independence, and which protect the quality of life of older persons and persons with functional impairments; and to promote citizen involvement in the planning and delivery of services.
Lives Well Lived
- 2019 Elder Justice Summit was held on June 21st and focused on “Staying Engaged As We Age” to prevent social isolation of older adults. The day-long event at the Oldemeyer Center in Seaside was well attended by older adults, representatives from non-profit organizations, County agencies, and advocates for aging issues. Dr. Patrick Arbore from the Institute on Aging lead the morning session, Meals on Wheels provided an excellent lunch, and the afternoon provided four breakout sessions on various aspects of social isolation. For more information please click on the links below:
Good Neighbor Day
Panel Discussion Engaging Resources
Isolation Task Force Breakout
Recap Breakout Sessions
Volunteer to be part of the on-going workgroup (coming soon)
- 2018 Community Responses to Elder Care Symposium: On September 15, 2018, approximately 130 individuals from non-profit agencies, government agencies, faith organizations and the community came together to identify issues and create solutions around the topic of elder care.
- Homeless Women on the Monterey Peninsula: Key Findings by the Community Foundation for Monterey County.
- Health in Housing: Exploring the Intersections between Housing and Health Care by CORE Center
for Outcomes Research and Education.
- A Shattered System: Reforming Long-Term Care in California by California Senate Select Committee
on Aging and Long Term Care.
Congratulations to recently recognized Monterey County Seniors
The AAA is looking for opportunities to coordinate Matter of Balance Classes for seniors in all areas of Monterey County. This nationally recognized and award winning program is designed to help seniors manage concerns about falling. Certainly falling is the #1 reason why seniors go to hospital emergency rooms but staying home is not the answer. There is a BETTER WAY where seniors do not have to limit their activities and includes a simple exercise routine designed to increase flexibility, strength, and endurance.
Call (831) 796-3530 if you are interested in hosting or attending a class!
Click the picture above to watch a short video about Age-Friendly Communities.
Send us an email if you want this to happen in Monterey County.
Service Provider CornerWould you like to contract with the AAA to provide services to older adults?
- The AAA is part of Monterey County and works with the Contracts/Purchasing Office. The AAA looks for most contractors/vendors through a Request for Proposal process every 4 years.
Click Here to Find Out More
- The AAA operates under strict regulations and the Handbook provides general guidance on local policies and procedures.
Click Here to Review the Handbook
- There are many requirements of the AAA and subcontractors that provide services.
Click Here to Link to the California Department on Aging Website to Find Out More