Attachment 5
2009-2012 Area Plan
Public Hearing Handout
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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.”
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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?
An Overview of Monterey County that
Describes:
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
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Senior Provider Surveys
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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
Title III B Minimum Percentages
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30% Access (case management, assisted
transportation, transportation, information and
assistance, and outreach)
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5% In-Home Services (personal care,
homemaker and home health aides, chore, inhome respite, daycare as respite for families,
telephone reassurance, visiting and minor home
modifications)
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25% Legal Assistance
Goal 1:
Develop Community Based Systems of Care
Identified Needs: Transportation & Information
Objectives:
 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
Identified Needs: Cultural competency &
Increased Senior Center Activities
Objectives:
 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
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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