April 1, 2021 | Monthly News & Updates
A message of gratitude from Wilda Belisle and Osceola Council on Aging Meals on Wheels:
"March for Meals St. Patrick’s 5K Run/walk at Kissimmee Lakefront was held on March 13, 2021! It turned out great! We had about 270 who participated to run or walk in the park! Everyone was respectful with the mask usage and trying to keep distances. We have to thank so many people for the success of the event: Kathy Pierson, Babe Plante, Jeremy, and Chris, Kim, and Alex. To the 50 volunteers and staff from the Council on Aging who helped us making sure everything was “perfecto”, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
We had more than ten teams participating! To each one of them, thank you! To all sponsors, you are our heroes! Thanks for all your donations! Thanks for helping us to provide meals needed for our seniors! To all participants, thanks from the bottom of our hearts! And to our community, to our supporters, to our seniors, thank you for another successful campaign! We love you! Please join us again next year when we will be able to come together without COVID"
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.
Caregiver questions about coronavirus
Special Touch Home Care has received many questions from caregivers about how to reduce risk and protect older adults from coronavirus (COVID-19).
To help you make informed senior care decisions, Special Touch Home Care put together a webpage to answer top questions about specific caregiving situations.

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.
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. 


Affordable and subsidized housing for low-income seniors and disabled adults. Our housing provides a safe and secure residential environment with supportive services to enable residents to live as independently as possible.

The Housing department 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!