June 3, 2021 | Monthly News & Updates
June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month — an opportunity to hold a conversation about the brain, and share the fact that Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are a major public health issue. Everyone who has a brain is at risk to develop Alzheimer’s, the only leading cause of death that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. During the month of June, the Alzheimer’s Association asks people around the world to wear purple and use their brains to fight Alzheimer's disease.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 5K and 1-Mile Walk Down Memory Lane
Brevard County TRIAD and the Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation are hosting this fundraiser. All proceeds are used to perpetuate the event and make it larger next year. All monies raised will be in compliance with the Florida Department of Elder Affair’s Title VII programs.

The early registration fee is $25 and guarantees a free t-shirt if signed up by May 31st, 2021. After May 31st, t-shirt availability cannot be guaranteed. Event day registration will be $30. Registrations can also be paid with cash or check also by mailing your registration form and payment to WEAAD, 4676 N Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32935

In these unprecedented times when we all need to stay at home to protect ourselves and society at large, the Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation is launching the first-ever virtual walk for World Elder Abuse Awareness for all ages and abilities.

Riding on the success of the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day events, the Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation will run a virtual walk from now until June 15, 2021.
Whether you’re 8 or 108, you can now walk for Elder Abuse Awareness. All competitors welcome to walk virtually with the community from within the boundaries of your home and immediate surroundings.

"In 1993 I accepted an invitation to work at the Council. I have been blessed to work with highly motivated and caring people. We have shared the mission of the Council to help people maintain their dignity and independence as they live the challenges of advancing age."

Our mission is to provide services to enable independence and self-sufficiency for seniors, disabled adults, the disadvantaged, and families in poverty, and that's exactly what we do!
Osceola Council on Aging Testimonials

"I am so happy that I get to live in affordable housing that is clean and well maintained on my Social Security Income. The Osceola Council on Agin has been a lifeboat. I am so grateful to the staff and maintenance team for all they do to make our place a home."

Our mission is to provide services to enable independence and self-sufficiency for seniors, disabled adults, the disadvantaged, and families in poverty, and that's exactly what we do! If you have a testimonial and would like us to share it with the community, please feel free to submit them to We will be sharing client testimonials monthly on our website and Facebook page.
The Florida Council on Aging invites you to join your aging network colleagues in presenting the year's most cutting-edge developments, innovations, and promising practices at this comprehensive training program. Call 850-222-8877 for information or go to:

Want to be a Meals on Wheels volunteer?
We have been blessed with the most AWESOME, CARING, COMPASSIONATE and DEDICATED group of Volunteers! These angels have been there with us during our hardest times (COVID Pandemic). Day after day, some of them are 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 being a hero to our Seniors in need, please call Wilda at 407-847-2144.
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 40 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.

Effective Monday, April 5, 2021, all Florida residents shall be eligible to receive any COVID-19 vaccine as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration. The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for persons 16 and up. The Moderna and Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccines are authorized for persons age 18 and up.

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.

Volunteers contribute to the Council on Aging in a variety of ways: the Meals on Wheels program, Congregate Dining Sites, and Adult Day Care. Other opportunities include food drives, food transport, organization/inventory of food supplies, bagging packages, distribution records, distribution of hygiene items, special event set-up, and clean-up, home rehabilitation, and neighborhood beautification projects.

The Volunteer department is following strict CDC Guidelines

*Due to COVID-19 all regularly scheduled meetings are being held virtually by Zoom. For more information on meetings contact Janice Casler at

Thursday, June 24th - Finance Committee* 12:00 P.M.
Wednesday, June 30th - Executive Committee* 3:00 PM & Board of Directors* 3:30 P.M.
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!