Council’s Corner | Guest Columns

Osceola News Gazette

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


Council on Aging to manage St. Cloud Pantry
Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Osceola County has more than 20 food pantries, spanning from Poinciana to the St. Cloud region of Osceola County. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw an increase in nonprofit agencies and churches offering pantries in our community, including Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Solid Rock Church of God, the Calvary Assembly of God, Church and Community Assistance Program (CCAP), the Salvation Army of Osceola County and the Hope Partnership program who distributed food to the community.

Additionally, the Osceola Council on Aging (OCOA) also hosts a community pantry located on our main campus at 704 Generation Point… READ MORE


OCOA offers energy-saving weatherization program

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Council serves Osceola’s Hispanic community in many ways

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Happy 50th Anniversary to the Osceola Council on Aging

Wednesday, September 1, 2021
August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Wednesday, August 5, 2021
Food assistance programs provide to Osceola County

Thursday, July 7, 2021
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Older Americans, Mental Health Awareness Month
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
April is National Minority Health Month
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
March for Meals to raise awareness of senior hunger set for Saturday, March 13
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
February is National Senior Independence Month
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
How do we move forward from 2020?
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Want a chance to win a Subaru Outback?
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Here’s what to know about the Barney E. Veal Center
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
September is National Preparedness Month
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
August is National Immunization Awareness Month
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
July is recognized as Purposeful Parenting Awareness Month
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Council on Aging focused on restoring, stabilizing and strengthening families
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Raising awareness for Older Americans Month in May
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
April is National Volunteer Month
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
March is National Nutrition Month 2020
Thursday, March 5, 2020
February is Heart Month and Eating Disorders Awareness Month
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Happy New Year from the Council on Aging!