March 3, 2021 | Monthly News & Updates
The Osceola Council on Aging “Meals on Wheels” program will host the national 2021 March for Meals campaign by kicking off “The KUA Presents March for Meals 5K.” The event will take place on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at the Kissimmee Lakefront Park and will include a 5K (3.1 mile) run and walk for individuals and/or corporate and family teams, the largest and most spirited team competition, and those who finish will receive a metal. Plus, if you bring non-perishable food items to help us fill the food pantry, you will be entered into a special prize drawing!
COVID-19 Vaccinations
Florida residents may pre-register for a COVID-19 vaccination by visiting Currently, vaccine supply is extremely limited and the website lets residents save their place in line and be notified when new appointments are available in their area.

Those without computer access may call 866-201-6507 (or 833-476-1516 for TTY users) to pre-register.

The following populations of Florida Residents are currently eligible to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine:
  • Individuals 65 years of age and older
  • Long-term care facility residents and staff
  • Healthcare personnel with direct patient contact
  • Individuals deemed to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 by hospital providers
  • Residents that do not meet the criteria listed above may sign up to receive email updates to learn when they may be eligible for the vaccine.

The State-supported vaccine location currently available in Osceola County is Centro Cristiano Dios De Pactos Church located at 1130 Simmons Road, Kissimmee, FL 34744. Appointments are required for these events. To minimize traffic congestion and wait times, those with appointments should arrive at their scheduled time. Those arriving early will not be allowed to proceed through the line.
Winn-Dixie Community Bag Program
Want to give back? Support the community and the environment! For the entire month of March, when you purchase a $2.50 reusable Community Bag at the Winn-Dixie located at 3318 Canoe Creek Road, Saint Cloud, FL 34772, $1 is donated to Osceola Council on Aging.
We strongly encourage you to share this news with family and friends as well!

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Meals on Wheels Volunteer?
We have been blessed with the most AWESOME, CARING, COMPASSIONATE and DEDICATED group of Volunteers! These awesome angels have been there with us in the our hardest times (COVID Pandemic). Day after day, some of them doing more than a route, more than one day a week! WE ARE SO THANKFUL TO EACH ONE OF THEM!
Because of COVID, the number of people we serve has doubled, making the routes longer! We have had to split routes to make it more manageable for volunteers and to better control meal temperatures. This is the reason why we need more volunteers! We are in need of volunteers especially in Poinciana, Poinciana Blvd., Pleasant Hill Road, Good Samaritan, Campbell City, Holopaw, Old Canoe Creek Road, BVL area, 192 going toward Celebration, among others!
If you are interested or would like to know more about it please call Wilda at 407-847-2144.
Active Lifestyles Magazine:
What is the Osceola Council on Aging?

Carol Barnes from Active Lifestyles Magazine interviewing President/CEO, Wendy Ford about the overview of the services offered at The Osceola Council on Aging. Click on the video on the left for the entire interview.

The Active Lifestyles Magazine was created to help Central Floridians learn more about the programs and services available to support older residents. 


The Osceola Council on Aging provides hunger relief for those in need in the community by providing a box of food once a month. It brings help and hope to people in need. You can apply online or by phone. (407) 847-2144

The Food Pantry is following strict CDC Guidelines
Thank you to all of our donors. We are not able to get a photo of every donor but we thank you all the same.

We are so fortunate to have had so many of you reach out to us asking how you can help and what you can do to ensure our community is well cared for. As an essential business we provide meals and other services to members of the community in need.Your donations are more critical now than ever to ensure they continue to receive these services during this unprecedented time.

Our greatest needs are contributions, both monetary and grocery items, for our community food pantry. We are trying to keep up with the new demand and increasing needs to feed the community. Leveraging your monetary donations allows us to stretch your dollars to serve even more individuals.

Thank You!