Council’s Corner

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Authored by Wendy Ford, President/CEO

The Osceola Council on Aging and Osceola News-Gazette are collaborating to bring you the “Council’s Corner,” a monthly platform written by our President/CEO, Wendy Ford, to share the Council’s expansive services and programs which support low-income residents of the Osceola County community.

Our guest column will better educate readers on the Council’s latest news, happenings and events, as well as highlighting the many opportunities for local residents to become involved in supporting the most vulnerable residents of our community.

Recent Articles

Council Corner – Spotlighting the Vital Home Sharing Program

May 24th, 2024|

With only 60 active Home Sharing programs across the United States, the Osceola Council on Aging is fortunate to host this housing initiative for residents of the Osceola community. The national program has been available [...]

Council’s Corner — April is National Volunteer Month

April 4th, 2024|

During the past year, our more than 1,000 volunteers logged approximately 30,000 hours of service for the Osceola Council on Aging. That equates to more than 82 hours of volunteer service donated daily, an impressive [...]

Havana Nights a huge success!

March 21st, 2024|

By Wendy Coschignano Ford on Thursday, March 21, 2024 We are thrilled with the success of our second annual Gala event, “Havana Nights.” Like last year, more than 300 members of the Osceola community and guests came [...]

Council’s Corner — March is National Nutrition Month

March 7th, 2024|

Did you know that March is celebrated as National Nutrition Month? The observance, sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is an annual initiative to teach optimal nutrition. The Academy, which hosts Eatright.org, has [...]

Council Corner Archive

Council’s Corner — All About National Adult Day Services Week
September 20, 2023

Council’s Corner — September Hosts National Suicide Prevention Week
September 6, 2023

Council’s Corner — Recruiting Recreational Program Instructors
August 16, 2023

Council’s Corner — OCOA Receives Grant for Vaccination Program
August 2, 2023

Council’s Corner — The Power of a Knock to Fight Senior Hunger
July 19, 2023

Council’s Corner — OCOA Weatherization Assistance Program
July 5, 2023

Council’s Corner — Council on Aging Receives Clinic Association Gold Rating 2023
June 21, 2023

Council’s Corner — It Is Here Again: Preparing Our Clients for Another Hurricane Season
May 31, 2023

Council’s Corner — Orlando Magic Awards Council Building Strong Families Grant
May 17, 2023

Council’s Corner – Council on Aging Seeks Funding for Health and Medical Services
May 3, 2023

Council’s Corner — BVL Senior Housing Complex Project is Underway!
April 19, 2023

Council’s Corner — Tee Off, Raise Funds With the Council at ‘Swing for All Generations’
April 5, 2023

Council’s Corner —March for Meals Another Huge Success. Thank You!
March 22, 2023

Council’s Corner — Council on Aging Hosts (Finally!) 50th Anniversary Gala
March 3, 2023

Council’s Corner — Saluting Black History Month
February 15, 2023

Council’s Corner — What is the Senior Watch Program?
February 1, 2023

Council’s Corner — Meals on Wheels Match Campaign
January 18, 2023

Council’s Corner — ‘Save the Dates’ for Council on Aging Events!
January 4, 2023

Council’s Corner — The Senior Santa Adoption Program
December 14, 2022

Council’s Corner — Our Thanks to Walt Disney World
November 30, 2022

Council Corner — Thanksgiving Thankfulness
November 16, 2022

Council’s Corner — November Is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
November 2, 2022

Council’s Corner — Ian Is Gone, but Hurricane Season Continues
October 19, 2022

Council’s Corner All About OCOA’s Public Guardianship Program
October 5, 2022

Council’s Corner: Council Hosting Free Mammogram Event Oct. 6
September 14, 2022

Council’s Corner — Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month
September 7, 2022

Council’s Corner – More Details on Buen Vecino Affordable Senior Housing
August 17, 2022

Council’s Corner – Budgeting on a Fixed Income
August 3, 2022

Council’s Corner: New Charitable Donation Opportunities
July 21, 2022

‘Dinner for Dads’ to Celebrate Father’s Day
June 14, 2022

Welcome to June – and to Hurricane Season
June 1, 2022

Council on Aging Announces 50th Anniversary Gala
May 17, 2022

Community Action Initiatives for Older Americans Month
May 3, 2022

April is National Volunteer Month – So Volunteer!
April 20, 2022

March for Meals was a Huge Success – Thank You!
April 5, 2022

Council’s Corner: OCOA Hosts Home Sharing Program
March 16, 2022

March is National Nutrition Month
March 1, 2022

Understanding Cultural Differences Helps Improve Mental Health
February 17, 2022

February is Heart Month, Among Other Celebrations
February 1, 2022

Council to Continue St. Cloud Pantry’s Work
January 28, 2022

New Year, New Beginnings!
January 5, 2022

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