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It's Senior Santa Season at the Council On Aging


As we prepare for the upcoming holiday season, Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Council on Aging considers the well-being of our clients. Are they safe, do they have enough food, will they be alone for the holidays … have their lives recovered from the recent hurricane? For 46 years, the Council on Aging has offered programs allowing seniors to have a better quality of life. Myrna, 79 years of age, lives alone and has never been married. She is a U.S. Veteran and receives many services that allows her to stay at home. Unfortunately, Myrna spends most of her day in her bedroom, unable to conduct many of her daily activities. Myrna has a significant amount of physical problems and is in constant pain. She is very lonely and loves to chat.

Earlier this year, Myrna started receiving Meals on Wheels. Her highlight of the day is the Meals on Wheels volunteers when they deliver her meals or help her at home. “I couldn’t do it without them” Myrna said of the volunteers, “they help to make my life better”. Since 1986, the Osceola Council on Aging has maintained one specific focus each holiday season; making certain that no elderly person in our community spends what should be the most joyous time of year alone. Our “Senior Santa” program provides the warmth, laughter and good nutrition that should be associated with the holidays. This holiday season, we are asking you (or your business) to adopt a “senior like Myrna” in our Senior Santa program for a donation of $25.

Your adopted senior will receive an invitation and transportation to the “Senior Santa Holiday Party” complete with dinner, decorations and entertainment, a gift and a holiday dinner delivered by a caring community volunteer on Christmas Day.

The Council estimates that more than 4,000 seniors in Osceola County are in need of nutrition and companionship during the holidays. So become a “Senior Santa” and make a difference in someone’s life today by completing and returning the enclosed response card with your donation. On behalf of all of our seniors, THANK YOU from the Council on Aging for your generosity and caring.




Thanksgiving is almost here! As you may know The Osceola Meals on Wheels deliver meals on thanksgiving day for those seniors who live alone and will not be having any plans for Thanksgiving Day. Right now we are working on the list and we anticipating to deliver around 300 meals on that day. We do need volunteers to deliver on thanksgiving Day. Therefore, if you and your family would like to give one or two hours of your morning on Thanksgiving Day, please call Wilda at at 407-847-2144.