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Attachment 5 2009-2012 Area Plan Public Hearing Handout. Great change is made through small steps. The Mission of the AAA is…. “ To provide leadership in addressing issues that relate to older Monterey County residents;

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Great change is made through small steps

Attachment 5

2009-2012 Area Plan

Public Hearing Handout

Great change is made through small steps...

The mission of the aaa is

The Mission of the 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.”



  • The OAA funds must be directed to seniors most in need of assistance who are least able to advocate on their own behalf.

  • Preference must be given for seniors in greatest social and economic need, with particular attention to serving low-income minority individuals and older individuals residing in rural areas.

What is an area plan

What is an Area Plan?

An Overview of Monterey County that


  • The Demographics of Seniors and Adults with Disabilities

  • The Available Resources In the County

  • The Constraints in the County

  • The Needs of Seniors

  • The Goals and Objectives of the AAA

Senior needs assessment findings

Senior Needs Assessment Findings

Barriers to accessing services

Barriers to Accessing Services

Senior provider surveys

Senior Provider Surveys

  • Offer cultural competency trainings to help us meet the needs of diverse seniors

  • Help us advocate more effectively

  • Share best practice information

  • Help us to publicize our services

Public hearings

Public Hearings

Title III B Minimum Percentages

  • 30% Access (case management, assisted transportation, transportation, information and assistance, and outreach)

  • 5% In-Home Services (personal care, homemaker and home health aides, chore, in-home respite, daycare as respite for families, telephone reassurance, visiting and minor home modifications)

  • 25% Legal Assistance

Goal 1 develop community based systems of care

Goal 1: Develop Community Based Systems of Care

Identified Needs: Transportation & Information


  • Staff participation on the Social Services Transportation Advisory Council

  • Investigation of a taxi voucher system for rural areas

  • Create a distribution plan for our resource guides

Goal 2 increase the quality of existing services

Goal 2: Increase the Quality of Existing Services

Identified Needs: Cultural competency &

Increased Senior Center Activities


  • Link providers with training opportunities

  • Share information about innovative practices

  • Identify providers in South County that could offer senior services or insight into cultural competency

  • Arrange for local speakers to provide health and medication management information to senior centers/congregate meal sites

Goal 3 advocacy

Goal 3. Advocacy

Identified Needs: Advocacy, Increased Visibility

and Community Partnerships, & Volunteers

  • Create Email distribution list and update website to share information more efficiently.

  • Identify legislative priorities to advocate on behalf of seniors and adults with disabilities.

  • Provide community presentations in rural areas about elder abuse

  • Promote the Ombudsman Program and help to recruit volunteers

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