September 6, 2022 | Monthly News & Updates
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Saturday, October 1, 2022

Join us to take a look at the past 50 years of our history, and glimpse into the future of what is still to come. There's only one month left before this special event, so be sure to get your tickets before they're sold out!

In honor of 50th anniversary, we ask you consider making a $50 donation to celebrate our 50 year history of serving the community. Your support is what allows us to continue to provide essential services to those in need.
The program will feature a live auction as well as a silent auction. With goods donated by our partners, board members, and local businesses, get ready to place your bids on some premium pieces, such as:
Pleasure & Treasures of Tuscany
For food, fun and laughter, there’s no better place than Tuscany where, on your seven-day trip, the two of you will see incomparable treasures and art in Florence and learn to be spectacular chefs during your cooking class in an authentic Tuscan kitchen.
Dinner for 10 w/ Master Chef Mario Reyes
Enjoy a private dinner for 10 served in the comfort of your home by Master Chef Mario Reyes. Sit back and relax while Chef Reyes plans, prepares, and cooks a delicious meal for your dinner party. Chef Reyes will work with you to develop the menu.

Thank you to all of our auction sponsors!

National Hispanic Heritage Month
From September 15th to October 15th, celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring the achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans who have inspired others to achieve success.
More Details on Buen Vecino Affordable Senior Housing

Just in case you missed our announcement across all local media - including in the Osceola News-Gazette-we are building a new senior housing complex in Buenaventura Lakes, with plans for completion in early 2024. After an extensive (and...

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ALZ STARS - Dementia Awareness

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs and the Alzheimer’s Association have partnered to create the ALZ STARS program, a joint initiative to bring increased awareness of dementia and the resources available to Floridians.

CLICK HERE to register for this free program today!
Hurricane Preparedness Emergency Kits
Hurricane season is underway, are you prepared for when disaster strikes? It's important to have an emergency kit prepared incase a situation suddenly arises.

We'd like to give a big thank you to Kissimmee Utility Authority, Osceola County Emergency Management Agency, Kissimmee Police Department, and PHCA Medical Group for donating emergency kits to our Oak Leaf Landing residents!
Our residents & staff can't thank you enough for taking the time to educate us on hurricane preparedness.
Senior Life Publications - Central Florida's Fall 2022 Senior Wellness Expo
Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 10am-1pm
Osceola Council on Aging
700 Generation Point, Kissimmee, FL 34744

Join us at the Senior Wellness Expo this Fall. This event will include entertainment, refreshments and door prizes, so be sure to RSVP today for free!
Are you looking to book space for an event? Well look no further, the Barney E. Veal Event Center still has available openings in its 2022 event calendar. With years of experience in weddings, sweet sixteens, baby showers, birthdays, special events, and corporate events, The BEV has everything you need to make planning an event easy!

We provide our community within the greater Osceola County region, a beautiful banquet and meeting space at an affordable cost. The BEV is a space for you, your family, and colleagues to come together to celebrate life’s special occasions, spend time with those you love, and meet new neighbors.
For questions & availability, please contact:

Leslie Ochoa
Executive Coordinator
(407) 483-1495
In accordance with Federal Law and US Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis or race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all program.) to file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call 800-795-3272 or 202-720-6382 (TTY) USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

You might leave your registered dietitian nutritionist's office feeling energized to eat more healthfully. But enthusiasm for healthy changes can wear off quickly. In fact, it takes willpower and motivation to make and maintain changes in your life.

But, press on, arm yourself with a few good strategies, and you'll be on your way to maintaining healthy habits for life.
Make the Most of Your Time
Thinking through your options and making a solid realistic plan can go a long way in making the best use of your time. Enlist a registered dietitian nutritionist as your ally in the quest for healthier living.

Registered dietitian nutritionists will get to know your preferences and lifestyle and discuss personalized strategies that work for you.

Ask for Accountability
Tell a few trusted friends or family members about your plans — they may even want to join you! It really helps to have someone to keep you on track. When you book follow-up sessions with a registered dietitian nutritionist, they serve as professional accountability partner to check in on your goals, assess barriers and revise strategies as needed.

Tap into Technology
In the age of health-savvy gadgets and apps, look around and find the right fit for you. Some devices track steps, sleep habits, heart rate and more. Making a habit of tracking your goals with technology can be as simple as remembering to do a quick check-in after reading your emails. Look for websites that map out trails near you for walking, biking, hiking and running.

Court Some Competition
With workplace wellness initiatives on the rise, many companies now offer health-oriented challenges. These can be a fun way to get to know your co-workers better while keeping the office healthy. Has a friend or family member expressed a desire to be healthier too? Propose a friendly competition with a prize at the end!

Remember to follow up and fine-tune your goals with a registered dietitian nutritionist for that extra support and motivation. RDNs often have fresh ideas for small tweaks in your routine that could have a big impact. Be honest and open about your challenges, and watch your health and fitness improve as you overcome each one.
September Holidays:

  • September 5th - Labor Day
  • September 11th - Patriot Day
  • September 15th - October 15th - National Hispanic Heritage Month

September Congregate Activity Dates:

  • September 7th - Flea Market
  • September 14th - Arts & Crafts
  • September 21st - Town Hall Meeting With D.O.E.A
  • September 28th - Birthday Celebrations

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

Wednesday, September 28th:
Finance Committee - 3:00 pm
Executive Committee - 3:30 pm
Board of Directors - 4:00 pm
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.

CLICK HERE to make a donation today!

Thank You!