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The Californian: Senior Day at Monterey County Fair set for Thursday

November 10, 2015

The 2015 Senior Day Resource Fair at the Turf Club at the Monterey County Fair is set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3. Seniors 62 years or older get free admission to the fair.

This fun event connects seniors with more than 35 community and senior services, with free event bags, give-aways, live entertainment, health screenings, computer help, travel services, coffee and snacks, senior information, and a farmers’ market.

The Resource Fair is sponsored by Central Coast Senior Services, Monterey-Salinas Transit, Alliance On Aging and Legal Services For Seniors.

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The Californian: Annual safety event focuses on family

November 10, 2015

The line-up of governmental, nongovernmental, and nonprofit agencies taking an opportunity to inform the public about safety during Community Safety Saturday is dazzling.

The event, sponsored by Capital Insurance Group (CIG) for the third year, continues to grow and attract concerned parents, community members and kids who just want to have fun.

Community Safety Saturday will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey. This is a free, family friendly event devoted to teaching the public about safety.

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The Californian: Job fair set Tuesday at Hartnell

November 10, 2015

Military veterans looking for a job just might find one Tuesday at Hartnell College. The Third Annual Veterans Appreciation Job Fair and inaugural Student Volunteer Fair opens at 9 a.m. at Steinbeck Hall, 411 Central Ave.

More than 60 employers from community agencies and private sector companies will be on hand. In addition to job offers, many of them also will be offering internships and volunteer opportunities.

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The Californian: Business News – Cuda joins ITNMontereyCounty

July 20, 2015

Aimee CudaAimee Cuda has joined Independent Transportation Network Monterey County as its Executive Director.

Cuda has more than 12 years experience in fund raising and related fields, including her work at Voices for Children – CASA, The First Tee of Monterey County, The Carmel Foundation, and York School.

ITNMontereyCounty is a nonprofit providing transportation for seniors and visually-impaired adults.

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Giving someone a ride is so much more than that

July 25, 2014

[Cedar Street Times]

Giving someone a ride is so much more than that

Liza Horvath, Senior Advocate

July 22, 2013

Apparently the accepted idea that seniors lose mental acuity as they age is simply not true – at least not for the seniors who contacted me to point out a mistake in my recent column.

Last week’s Senior Advocate stated that, “According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, of the 5.5 million drivers in our state, 2.5 million are age 70 or older.” In fact, there are 24,290,288 licensed drivers in California, as of Jan. 1, and more than 2 million of these drivers are age 70 and older.

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For many seniors, the thought of surrendering their driver’s license is right up there with the fear of running out of money.

October 23, 2012

To say I was surprised to receive the call at work would be an understatement.

My mother, then age 86, was calling me from the Sheriff’s Office. “Liza, you need to pick me up,” she stated. “Well, I don’t know, Mom,” I chided, “you always told me that if I ever called you from jail, that you would just leave me there.” Unfortunately she was very serious and, most likely, embarrassed. As it turned out, my mother was driving to the store, exceeding the speed limit (as usual), and was stopped by a sheriff. The officer, upon finding that her license had expired three years prior, gave her a ride to the Sheriff’s Office and impounded her vehicle.

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Community ride service seeks Salinas-area volunteers

January 17, 2012

Written by
Sarah Jane Keller

Carolyn Craig, a retired preschool teacher who lives in Pebble Beach, has always been active in her community. But when she began to lose her vision and had to stop driving five years ago, it became more challenging to maintain her volunteer activities. She had to use a shared car service or the bus, or call on her neighbors for help in a pinch. Seemingly small things like coordinating ride schedules on paper became much more difficult with waning vision.

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[ITNMontereyCounty] Nonprofit will offer ride service for seniors

November 10, 2011

A nonprofit organization [ITNMontereyCounty] is launching a low-cost car service that will take older citizens anywhere they need to go in the greater Monterey Peninsula area starting Jan. 10.

For an average charge of around $10 (based on mileage), the Independent Transportation Network of Monterey County will transport seniors (60 and older) to the doctor, the mall, a bingo hall, a friend’s house, or any other location, at any hour.

Visually impaired locals 18 or older will also be eligible, and the service might soon be extended to adults afflicted with epilepsy.

The initial coverage area will include the Highway 1 corridor from Marina to Carmel, Carmel Valley and Castroville, and service is expected to be added soon for the Highway 68 corridor and Salinas.

Read the entire story in The Herald’s Nov. 7 print version and e-Edition.