About Us

Created in 1971, the Osceola Council on Aging 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.


The Osceola Council on Aging 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.

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The Osceola Council on Aging Board of Directors and Administrative Staff would like to thank our staff for your tireless work and dedication to our seniors, disabled adults, and the needy families of Osceola County.  The OCOA is comprised of an amazing group of dedicated people who make a difference, on a daily basis, for the individuals of the Osceola community.  2020 was a year filled with challenges for each of us, our families, our community, and our staff.

As we move through this Pandemic, we are planning well ahead for 2021; we positively look forward with the Spirit of Hope shining through all of us.  Wishing you all the best this year and always.

On behalf of our seniors, THANK YOU from the Council on Aging for your generosity and caring.


Wendy Ford
Osceola Council on Aging

The Barney E. Veal Center is a Community facility and special needs shelter providing centralized services and programs that support the dignity and independence of seniors and quality life for all generations. All amenities are open to the public. Call 407-846-8532 for more information.

  • Conference & Event Center – multi-purpose banquet rooms and meeting space for special events, workshops, birthday parties, weddings, and corporate retreats.
  • Resource Library – access to free publications
  • Senior Center – recreational programs including yoga, Tai Chi, dominos, support groups, Silver Sneaker exercise classesand more.
  • SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) – state health insurance assistance, education, and counseling to Florida elders, caregivers, and family members.
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