AUGUST 3, 2020 | Monthly News & Updates
Say Hello, New Logo
Big news! Today, after 12 years, we’re releasing a new look which includes an updated logo, colors and a fresh coat of paint for our building. You’ll start seeing the new look anywhere we’re out in public as well on our social media channels. We believe the new look better embodies what we’ve become since 1971. Today we are Serving All Generations as a provider of services to enable independence and self-sufficiency for seniors, disabled adults, the disadvantaged and families in poverty.
August is National Wellness Month
All during August, National Wellness Month focuses on self-care, managing stress and promoting healthy routines. Create wholesome habits in your lifestyle all month long and see how much better you feel!
Research has shown self-care helps manage stress and promotes happiness. Whether you challenge yourself to a new yoga pose or try a different spa treatment, make a small change and impact your health in positive ways.
There are numerous ways to make those small changes, too.
  • Increase your water intake.
  • Add more fruits and veggies to your meals.
  • Monitor your sleep and make adjustments for better sleep habits
  • Join a yoga, walking, or aerobics class.
  • Learn to meditate.
These small steps can lead to many more healthy habits in your lifestyle.
Daycare Reopening August 24th!
We will be following strict CDC guidelines upon reopening...
✓ Masks and appropriate protective equipment
✓ Social distance measures
✓ Temperature checks
✓ Hand hygiene and hand sanitizer stations
✓ Process to clean and sanitize workspaces
✓ Frequent safety audits
Donate Now: Help Needed Now
The Council on Aging continues to provide service to our most vulnerable home-bound seniors. We need help in addressing the critical shortage of funds and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for our Home Care workers. COVID has not stopped our dedicated employees from serving our clients with personal care, homemaking, companion, or respite services. They continue to help clients with their daily activities of bathing, dressing, and meal preparations.

The staff is required to change PPE per client to ensure the safety and well-being of our clients. Therefore, in this unprecedented time, we need our community's support to help us meet the immediate needs of our front-line healthcare staff as they care for clients.

On behalf of our Home Care and Case Management Division, we thank you in advance for your support of monetary and/or PPE donations.

The funds will go to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
N95 respirator face masks
Vinyl Powder Free Gloves
General-purpose hand cleaners
Head Coverings
Shoe Coverings
Latex-Free Isolation Paper Gowns

Every gift—whether it’s $5 or $500—will make a difference. We thank you again for what you can give.

Barney E. Veal Event Center Booking 2021
Looking to book a Wedding, Sweet Sixteen, Baby Shower, Birthday, Special Events, Corpor ate Events, etc... Look no further the Barney E. Veal Event Center has opened its 2021 calendar for bookings! Contact us for availability. Book your next event at a great price!

Take a peek at some photos from last week's styled shot!

AmazonSmile partners with the Osceola County Council On Aging Inc
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 County Council on Aging Inc 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 County 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 OCOA!

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 are currently 8:00 am to 3:30 pm and phone calls 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 the 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 needs are contributions, both monetary and grocery items, for our community food pantry. We are trying to keep up with the new demand and increasing needs 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 can do more with 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.