JANUARY 5, 2021 | Monthly News & Updates
Happy New Year from Osceola Council on Aging
Wishing you a very joyful New Year despite these difficult times. We really wish things were different and that we could visit together! We hope that the new year brings your family much happiness and prosperity, and that in time the world will be a safe place again. Take care of yourselves and see you soon!
Project VITAL at Home
Project VITAL at Home provides an iN2L tablet that gives users direct access to the Alzheimer’s Association’s live and on demand support and education programs. This easy to use tablet connects individuals living with dementia to activities such as puzzles, games, movies, audiobooks, music and more. The goal is to promote purposeful engagement for those living with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. If you are interested in Project VITAL at Home, please fill out this form or call our 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900. This project is a partnership with the State of Florida and Florida Department of Elder Affairs.  
Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group Rip 2020 to Shreds Events
You're invite to their annual on-site shredding event that supports a good cause, US!

Bring in two canned goods to donate with each box to be shredded. Limit is two boxes per person.

There will be door prizes and a good time.

Internet Service Discounts for Seniors
The internet began as a simple curiosity, but as it grew, more people started to embrace it. Initially, middle-aged people and the younger generation were the ones jumping into it. 
But, as the utility of the internet improved, seniors started seeing the benefits. It allows seniors to keep in touch with family and friends, as well as stay engaged in community services and events. 
Low-Cost Internet for Seniors
For some seniors, social isolation can be a problem and the internet can be a solution. In addition, they can use it to watch favorite shows and informational videos, find good exercises, listen to music and much more. 
Unfortunately, internet fees can get quite expensive, especially for those who are retired, disabled or on a fixed income. This is why many internet service providers offer various types of discounts that can help.

Osceola Council on Aging's Pet Corner
Research has shown having a pet has several benefits for older adults, including higher levels of physical activity which in turn may lead to better health. As well, because pets need a routine of feeding, walking, etc., this gives older adults a daily routine. Pets can be protective against feelings of loneliness, provide emotional support, and give people something to talk about, perhaps a way to make friends or to chat to caregivers.
For those on a limited budget as most seniors, the costs of pet ownership may be prohibitive, or they may elect to spend money on a pet at the expense of food or other items for themselves. Friends and family may try to discourage seniors from getting a pet due to concerns about who will take care of the animal if the person moves into an assisted living facility or passes away.
Addressing these concerns is how Pet’s Corner came into fruition. Available to our clients and Osceola County resident’s Pet’s Corner accepts donations to help seniors care for their pets.
Keeping our promise to our clients who are no longer with us, are too frail to care for them, or moved into a long term care facility we have started an adoption page to help rehome displaced pets. Please see below our current pets available for adoption and email Edi Blume at if interested in adopting.

Osceola Council on Aging named Florida Trend Floridian of the Year for Non-Profits Social Services

The Osceola Council on Aging Clinic works with volunteers and partnering healthcare providers to deliver quality healthcare, prevention, education, specialist referrals, referrals to community social services, and case management services to the underserved and uninsured residents in Osceola County.

The Health Clinic 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!