September 7, 2021 | Monthly News & Updates
Osceola Council on Aging: Mercedes Car Raffle
Win A Car. Help Osceola Residents.

Wouldn’t this 2021 Mercedes GLA make an amazing family car? Buy a raffle ticket today and help the Osceola Council on Aging support our seniors, disabled adults, the disadvantaged and families in poverty. It all starts with a $25 donation.
Years ago getting donations was easy. Mail a bunch of people, and wait for the checks to arrive. Recently, with COVID19 we are finding it more difficult to attain donations to support our residents. Hosting this Mercedes car raffle will help replace the many fundraisers we were unable to host this year.

It’s a win-win!! The raffle will help subsidize needed donations, and one lucky donor gets a chance to WIN A CAR.

The odds of winning this Mercedes are better than winning the lottery. So why not give to a cause you believe in? If not interested in the Car Raffle you are welcome to just donate.

Here’s how it works:
  • There is no donation limit, so get as many raffle tickets as you want to enter to win – $25/ticket
  • Tickets are on sale now and will be sold until the drawing at Osceola County Council on Aging New Year's Eve on December 31st.

Golden Anniversary Brunch

Join Us VIRTUALLY from the comfort of your HOME or OFFICE as we CELEBRATE 50 YEARS of service in Osceola County. With 50 years of history in serving Osceola County seniors and their families, we have much to be thankful for. Along with celebrating our 50th Anniversary we are looking to raise awareness and support to continue serving the community for the next 50 YEARS!

DATE: Thursday, October 7, 2021
TIME: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
BRUNCH DETAILS: $15 for 1 Chicken & Waffle To Go Meal
Meal Pickup at the Council on Aging from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

CATERED BY: Big John's Rockin' BBQ

**Proceeds benefit Osceola Council on Aging Programs**

"I have been working with the Osceola Council on Aging for the past 21 years. I will always hold close to my heart the many individuals I have had the opportunity to serve and assist throughout the years.
It is a great blessing to have a job where I can impact and assist lives. I have been fortunate to have my daughter volunteer and visit the elderly at a young age and throughout her life. I am forever grateful and I love what I do."
Osceola Council on Aging Testimonials
"My name is Kenneth Lakhan and I have been a part of the Adult Daycare family since April of 2014. I was born in Trinidad and moved to Florida in 1998. I am so happy to have found the COA Adult Daycare and love everything about it. I have been married for 54 years and coming to the Council gives my wife a chance to spend time with her church groups. I really love all the activities we do together and the fun we have with the staff and with my peers. I am very grateful for my extended family!"
-Kenneth Lakhan, Adult Daycare client.

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.
FREE Weatherization Service available from
Osceola Council on Aging
Are you a homeowner in Osceola or Orange County? Is your home in need of weatherization repairs to lower your electric bills?

  • Mechanical Measures
  • Building Shell Measures
  • Health & Safety Measures
  • Electric & Water Measures
  • Client Education Activities

We are accepting applications for low-income homeowners.

Please call Jordan Love at 407-933-9531 if you live in Orange County or Betty Edwards at 407-933-9523 if you live in Osceola County for eligibility/restrictions and any other questions. Text Link
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.

Resources for Grief and Mental Health
During this time of uncertainty, we have been faced with separation, loss, and grief. It is ok, not to be ok. It is ok to say you are struggling. We want to encourage you if you or someone you know needs assistance, please seek help. Below are a few resources. 

It's OK That You're Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn't Understand by Megan Devine (She also has a new guided journal out that is very good)
Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief by David Kessler
Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations For Working Through Grief by Martha Whitmore Hickman
Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart. By Alan D. Wolfelt
Activities: This is a great journaling tool with prompts where you journal using only six words.
Guided Meditation: A Guided Meditation To Ease Grief
Belleruth Naparstek Health Journeys(can be found on google play and apple music or purchase download from
Powerful candle lighting ceremony(can be done in a group or alone):

What is SAMHSA’s National Helpline?
SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.
Stamp Club
Calling all Stamp Collectors:
Come trade, sell, buy and meet other stamp collectors with the Stamp Club!
New Members are welcome and they meet every first and third Wednesday of the month at the Osceola Council on Aging - Clyde's Cafe from 12pm-2pm.


The Osceola Council on Aging Home Rehabilitation Program assists with repairs and maintenance which improves the safety of homes owned and occupied by low-income Veterans, the elderly, the disabled and families.
Home Rehabilitation 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, September 23rd - Finance Committee* 12:00 P.M.
Wednesday, September 29th - 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!