Council’s Corner | Guest Columns
Authored by: Wendy Ford, President/CEO, Osceola Council on Aging
The Osceola Council on Aging and Osceola News-Gazette are collaborating to bring you the “Council’s Corner,” a monthly platform written by key employees of the Council on Aging to share our expansive offering of services and programs supporting low-income residents of Osceola County. Each month, we will 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.
July is recognized as Purposeful Parenting Awareness Month
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services declares each July as “Purposeful Parenting” Awareness Month.
The original focus for the purposeful parenting recognition was to emphasize the importance of open communication with our youth while supporting and rearing their need for independence.
Though, in recent years, the responsibilities and culture of purposeful parenting have evolved. As with many aspects of our evolving day-to-day culture, parenting roles have also taken on many different levels of caretaking and responsibility. As an example, we often see scenarios of… READ MORE
Council on Aging focused on restoring, stabilizing and strengthening families
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
As families across our country are working to manage the multiple changes in which the recent pandemic has brought to their lives, many are in the process of rebuilding what has been lost.
Some are mourning the loss of a job or loved one. Some are simply finding ways to survive. Whatever you are doing in building your family’s new normal, we hope the adjustment is becoming easier. As our fellow American families are focused on restoring life as they knew it, the Osceola Council on Aging (OCOA) is also focused on restoring, stabilizing, and strengthening families across Osceola County… READ MORE
Raising awareness for Older Americans Month in May
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
As the president and CEO of Osceola County’s largest social services organization, the Osceola Council on Aging, our team is continually focused on how to best serve Osceola’s senior population.
Though with the recent concerns related to COVID-19, specifically, the virus’s negative implications on our elder population, I felt it extremely important to highlight the council’s many healthcare related initiatives for this month’s guest column… READ MORE
April is National Volunteer Month
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
An entire month dedicated to honoring the millions of volunteers who support important needs and causes across this great country. Those amazing people, along with the many special volunteers our team is blessed to work with daily within the scope of the Osceola Council on Aging, and the local community of Osceola at large, we thank you immensely for your philanthropic time and service… READ MORE
March is National Nutrition Month 2020
Thursday, March 5, 2020
March is National Nutrition Month 2020, an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to raise awareness on the importance of nutritionally balanced diets for all ages and cultures; the importance of developing sound eating habits, while companioning physical activity to support overall strength and physical health.This year’s theme is “Eat Right, Bite by Bite.’” READ MORE
February is Heart Month and Eating Disorders Awareness Month
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
February is well known as Heart Month, a national initiative sponsored by the American Heart Association encouraging Americans to join the battle against cardiac disease.
However, February is also known for another important health issue, Eating Disorders Awareness Month, focused on raising awareness of the 20 million women and 10 million men who experience some type of eating disorder… READ MORE
Happy New Year from the Council on Aging!
Thursday, January 2, 2020
Happy New Year from the Osceola Council on Aging! As we turn our calendars to 2020, and prepare for the year ahead, we have exciting news for Osceola News Gazette readers. The Osceola Council on Aging and Osceola News-Gazette are collaborating to bring you the “Council’s Corner,” a monthly platform written by key employees of the Council on Aging to share our expansive offering of services and programs supporting low-income residents of Osceola County. Each month, we will 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… READ MORE