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Friends of the Osceola Council On Aging...

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As we prepare for the upcoming holiday season, Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Council on Aging considers the well-being of our clients. Are they safe, do they have enough food, will they be alone for the holidays … have their lives recovered from the recent hurricane? For 46 years, the Council on Aging has offered programs allowing seniors to have a better quality of life. Myrna, 79 years of age, lives alone and has never been married. She is a U.S. Veteran and receives many services that allows her to stay at home. Unfortunately, Myrna spends most of her day in her bedroom, unable to conduct many of her daily activities. Myrna has a significant amount of physical problems and is in constant pain. She is very lonely and loves to chat. Earlier this year, Myrna started receiving Meals on Wheels. Her highlight of the day is the Meals on Wheels volunteers when they deliver her meals or help her at home. “I couldn’t do it without them” Myrna said of the volunteers, “they help to make my life better”. Since 1986, the Osceola Council on Aging has maintained one specific focus each holiday season; making certain that no elderly person in our community spends what should be the most joyous time of year alone. Our “Senior Santa” program provides the warmth, laughter and good nutrition that should be associated with the holidays. This holiday season, we are asking you (or your business) to adopt a “senior like Myrna” in our Senior Santa program for a donation of $25. Your adopted senior will receive an invitation and transportation to the “Senior Santa Holiday Party” complete with dinner, decorations and entertainment, a gift and a holiday dinner delivered by a caring community volunteer on Christmas Day. The Council estimates that more than 4,000 seniors in Osceola County are in need of nutrition and companionship during the holidays. So become a “Senior Santa” and make a difference in someone’s life today by completing and returning the enclosed response card with your donation. On behalf of all of our seniors, THANK YOU from the Council on Aging for your generosity and caring.

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Our Mission

The Osceola Council on Aging, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3, non-profit, private charitable organization dedicated to providing services to enable independence and self-sufficiency for seniors, disabled adults, the disadvantaged and families in poverty.

Created in 1971, the Osceola Council on Aging, Inc. is the largest social services organization in Osceola County, providing a wide array of services and programs to meet the needs of our community. Though the name implies services for just the elderly, our scope of services extend to families as well, helping during crisis to enable generations of residents to cope with challenges. 

 
  • Adult Day Health Center
  • Case Management
  • Home Services
 
  • Housing
  • Nutrition
  • Senior Center and Transportation