JULY 1, 2020 | Monthly News & Updates
Adult DayCare Program Closure Month of July
The health and wellbeing of our seniors is our number one priority at the Osceola Council on Aging. Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in our community, we feel it is best to close our Adult DayCare program for the month of July. We appreciate your understanding in this matter and hope all residents remain safe during this time. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Chris Hougland ADCH Director at 407-483-1494
Osceola Council on Aging Earned a 2020 Silver Rating from the NAFC Quality Standards Program
Osceola Council on Aging earned a 2020 Silver Rating from the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) Quality Standards Program.
The mission of the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics is to ensure the medically underserved have access to affordable health care. The NAFC and its members are dedicated to ensuring that patients receive quality health care. To quantify and qualify the care provided at the Free and Charitable Clinic network, the NAFC formalized a set of Quality Standards for member organizations.
NAFC Members voluntarily submit information to the NAFC on the various policies and procedures in place to attain their standards rating and attest/pledge that they successfully incorporate these standards within their organization.
NAFC Quality Standards elements include policies and procedures related to the following areas: Administrative, Enhanced Access and Continuity of Care, Identifying and Managing Patient Population information, Planning and Managing Care, Providing Self-Care Support and Community Resources, Tracking and Coordinating Care, and Measuring and Improving Performance.
We are excited to have received this rating highlighting our commitment to providing quality care for our patients. For more information on the NAFC, please visit .
5th Annual Rotary Club of Kissimmee West Virtual Art Exhibit Results
The Rotary Club of Kissimmee West Virtual Art Exhibit raised a total $2,910 for our food pantry from their People’s Choice voting. A Total of 27 schools in Osceola County participated with a total of 467 entries. Thank you to everyone who participated and voted!

Barney E. Veal Event Center Booking 2021
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COVID-19 Testing Returns to Osceola Heritage Park Next Week
The Florida Department of Health in Osceola County will provide community testing at OHP, which held the county’s first testing back in April, Monday through Friday of next week from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Unlike other testing locations in the area which require appointments — which have been filling up fast — appointments are not necessary for this drive-through event... READ MORE
AmazonSmile partners with the Council on Aging
AmazonSmile is a website operated by the online shopping giant, Amazon, with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on Amazon- Smile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate toward the charitable organization of your choice. The Osceola Council on Aging is registered on Amazon Smile and we encourage you to get connected the next time you shop online! What does this mean? 0.5% of your eligible purchases will go to the Council on Aging – at no cost to you!
Here’s how to connect: When you search “Amazon Smile,” you will be directed to a link which then asks you to search for the charity of your choice. Search “Osceola Council on Aging Inc., Kissimmee, Florida” to be directed to our link!
All of the same products that are available on are available for purchase on AmazonSmile (with the exception of recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases, subscription renewals, and any product order that is canceled or returned).
Purchases through AmazonSmile are not tax deductible. Thank you for your support of the CoA!

As we navigate the ever changing circumstances created by the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to keep you up to date on what we are doing to continue to serve our community, offer helpful information on how to protect yourself and what you can do to help.We also want to assure you that our programs and services continue operate while following CDC guidelines.

With our  Senior Dining  temporarily closed, we have mobilized meal delivery to the homes of each of these clients. This represents deliveries to an additional 100 clients.

Thanks to our dedicated volunteers, deliveries continue to the 300-350 home bound clients we serve through our  Meals on Wheels program . We have also instituted preventative measures to minimize contact and ensure the safety and health of both the volunteers and clients.

In-Home Services, Case Management, Guardianship, Building Strong Families Department and Clinic  remain operational serving their clients.

Office Hours:  Our office hours starting June 1st will be 8:00 am to 3:30 pm and phone will be answered until 5:00 pm for those needing assistance. We are only accepting visitors by appointment only. We will require all visitors to be temperature checked, hands sanitized and wearing masks when approaching and inside the building.
Donations will continued to be accepted during adjusted office hours.
We are so fortunate to have had so many of you reach out to us asking how you can help and what you can do to ensure our community is well cared for. As an essential business we provide meals and other services to members of community in need.Your donations are more critical now than ever to ensure they continue to receive these services during this unprecedented time.

Our greatest need are contributions, both monetary and grocery items, for our community food pantry. We are trying to keep up with the new demand and increasing need to feed the community. Leveraging your monetary donations allows us to stretch your dollars to serve even more individuals.

Thank you!

Getting food to people is our chief concern right now. The need is great and we are doing all we can to keep our pantry fully stocked but we need your help!
Thank you to all of our donors. We are not able to get a photo of every donor but we thank you all the same.