Monterey-Salinas Transit (Mst) Provides Free Travel Training

Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) provides free travel training on how to safely and independently ride the MST bus system.  MST offers travel training to individuals, groups, and organizations.  All coaches are fully accessible to persons with special mobility needs.  Training involves a brief classroom session and/or a bus ride accompanied by a travel trainer.  Types of training include general fixed-route travel training, destination-specific travel training, and mobility device travel training.

 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, MST is taking many important steps to ensure your travel training experience is both effective and safe.  These steps include the nightly application of a hospital-grade germicide to clean and sanitize all surfaces within the passenger cabins for all of our fixed-route and paratransit buses; the application of a pressurized ammonia solution to power wash and disinfect passenger waiting areas at major transfer locations; all MST staff working closely with the public are provided with gloves, N-95 masks, hand sanitizer, and eye protection, in order to keep themselves and those they are assisting safe; and the Mobility Services Center, where training may take place, will regularly apply commercial grade disinfectant to surfaces, and have recently had a GPS Bi-Polar Ionization system installed to reduce the infectivity of any viruses in the building.

 

Your ability to safely and independently navigate MST’s bus system is important to us.  We want you to have the confidence in knowing that the health and safety of our clients and staff is a priority.  If you have any questions about our travel training program, or about the steps we’re taking to ensure your safety and health, please contact Lesley van Dalen at lvandalen@mst.org, or (831)296-8824 who is happy to answer your questions.  

Fundraiser to benefit Alliance on Aging
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Trashion 2020 will be a special virtual event with the theme Hollywood Mask Glam. Local designers will showcase their one-of-a-kind face masks that reflect their individual styles. A raffle will also take place on Oct. 22 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm on Zoom. A link to the event will be provided to those who purchase tickets.

 

For information and tickets, please visit AllianceonAging.org.

 

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SeniorGuidance.org

SeniorGuidance.org provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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Free Health Screenings Offered

Starting October 1st, Balance Physical Therapy will offer FREE 20-minute health and wellness screenings at both of their Salinas and Monterey locations.

Are you living with chronic pain? Have you recently hurt your lower back, sprained your ankle, or are you having trouble sleeping due to neck or shoulder pain? Our screening provides you with an unbiased opinion from a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy to discuss your best treatment options and plan of care going forward.

Our goal with offering this service is to provide our Central Coast community with solutions and educate you about your best treatment options.

If you are interested in booking an appointment please visit balancept.com or call either our Salinas (831-422-4782) or Monterey (831-372-4782) locations.

Senior Connect Thursdays on Zoom

Every Thursday at 11 am, Monterey County Behavioral Health hosts Senior Connect, a community of seniors who come together to learn and support each other to keep emotionally, psychologically, and physically healthy. There is no registration and no fees. The group is scheduled to meet through November 19.

 

To join on Zoom, click this link. To join by telephone (mobile or landline) call 1-669-900-6833 or 1-346-248-7799 and enter 918-0125-0093# when prompted.

For information, visit the Senior Connect webpage.

Spanish:

En colaboración con el condado de Monterey y United Way del condado de Monterey, un Programa de Asistencia de Servicios de Emergencia a causa de COVID-19 ya está disponible para los clientes residenciales de Monterey One Water. Este programa está diseñado para proporcionar alivio de servicios públicos para los hogares elegiblesenfrentando inestabilidad económica debido a una pérdida o reducción de ingresos debido a COVID-19.

 

El financiamiento de este programa fue proporcionado a través del acto de CARES. El programa estará disponible hasta que se hayan asignado todos los fondos o hasta el 30 de diciembre de 2020, lo que suceda primero.  Las solicitudes se revisarán y aprobarán por orden de llegada.  De ser aprobado, Monterey One Water emitirá un crédito único a la cuenta del cliente en la cantidad de hasta dos ciclos de facturación. Los pagos incumplidos deben haber ocurrido entre abril de 2020 y noviembre de 2020. Detalles completos en www.montereyonewater.org/cares

COVID-19 Emergency Utility Assistance Program

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In collaboration with the County of Monterey and the United Way of Monterey County, a COVID-19 Emergency Utility Assistance Program is now available for Monterey One Water residential customers. This program is designed to provide utility relief for eligible households facing financial instability because of a loss or reduction of income due to COVID-19.

 

Funding for this program was provided through the CARES Act and the program is available until all funds have been allocated or December 30, 2020, whichever comes first. Applications will be reviewed and approved on a first-come-first-served basis. If approved, Monterey One Water will issue a one-time credit to the customer’s account in the amount of up to two billing cycles. Missed payments must have occurred between April 2020 through November 2020. Complete details at www.montereyonewater.org/cares

More Resources

Financial

  • Financial Assistance, Costs and Payment Options for Eldercare in California

  • Financial Assistance & Funding Options for Assisted Living / Senior Living

  • Health Care Costs in Retirement

Health

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  • Mesothelioma Cancer Information

  • Mesothelioma Symptoms

  • Mesothelioma Lawyer Center

  • Drug and Alcohol Treatment Resources for the Elderly

  • Drug Dangers

Advance Health Care Planning Workshops

During COVID-19 Hospice Giving Foundation is offering free daily online Advance Health Care Planning workshops. Workshops will be offered M-W-F at noon; Tu-Th at 5:30 PM. In these interactive 45-minute sessions, workshop attendees will learn how to access, complete and formalize their wishes using an Advance Health Care Directive.

Updated NEWS

Governor Newsom announced  a meal delivery program for senior citizens in California.

 

The program provides three nutritious meals a day to senior citizens at home. All meals are to be prapared by local restaturants using only locally produce foods. 

Califonia's Governor Gavin Newsom has created a hotline for Seniors to call in questions or concerns. The number is provided below:

1-833-544-2374

Click here to read about it

California For All Information Guide on COVID-19

Governor’s Office, the California Department of Aging, and AARP CA partnered to launch the California For All resource card, a FREE, one-stop information guide.

The resource card is a centerpiece of the “Stay Home. Save Lives. Check In.” campaign, which urges all Californians to help combat social isolation and food insecurity by checking in on vulnerable neighbors with a call, a text, or a “physically-distanced” knock on the door.

 

The card is also available electronically, and it can be DOWNLOADED HERE.  A Spanish and Chinese language digital card will be available this week.

COVID-19 Update:

 

Due to concerns about the Coronavirus and in our efforts to slow the spread of the disease all recreation programs are cancelled until further notice. Senior Center, Teen Center, and Youth Center are closed until further notice. For the latest information, please see Covid-19 updates, here

Food distribution for seniors on Tuesdays (2pm 4pm) at the Los Arboles Middle school Parking Lot.

CHISPA has teamed up with Meals on Wheels to provide food to seniors at Marina Manor and The Jensey Oaks.

Click here for Local Restaurant Take Out and Delivery Map

 

Additionally, gift cards are available for seniors at Grocery Outlet for those who may need them.

Protect Yourself

Simple Steps to help Prevent COVID-19

According to CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Video Demonstration on how to properly disinfect groceries

We will get through this together.

Let us connect with eachother virtually in our forum. Discuss insecurities, post questions, post recipes for others to try. Let our community tranced over to the digital world. 

 

Remember: You are not alone.

 

Marina Sr. Association at a Glance

We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact on all of our pursuits.

Mission Statement

We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact on all of our pursuits.

​Here at Marina Senior Association, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all. The Marina Senior Center is a fun, safe, healthy environment and affordable program where all seniors can participate. We offer a variety of recreational opportunities for the seniors of Marina and our surrounding communities.

 

The Marina Senior Center is open to adults ages 55 and up. Our doors open from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm on Monday through Friday. We are closed on weekends and holidays.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a considered path to reduce stress and improve physical balance. 

Board Games & Coffee

Seniors play checkers, dominoes and possibly an assortment of card games.

Movie Trips

Visit our Community Center  in person for more information.

Our Services

Making A Difference

Contact Marina Senior Association

211 Hillcrest Ave, Marina, CA 93955

Phone: 831-884-1278

Monterey County Area Agency on Aging is offering senior food help. The Monterey County Area Agency (AAA) is part of a nationwide network of services designed to help all seniors at income level. For Assistance, call the Monterey County Senior Helpline at (800) 510-2020.

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