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Orlando, Florida, February 27, 2017 – The Kinneret Council on Aging (KCOA), a non-profit agency that provides ongoing programs and services to residents of Kinneret Apartments, has announced additional activities and engagement to better meet the changing needs of its residents.
KCOA has added numerous onsite activities including a free continental breakfast Monday thru Friday featuring assorted breads, pastries and fruit as well as coffee. Breakfast is provided in the dining room from 9am – 1pm where a large screen television has been installed. The dining room remains open and available for residents to congregate for social activities, meals and movies. For those who depend on a prepared meal, this service is still provided through a partnership with Orlando Lutheran Towers. In addition, each month the “Kinneret Kitchen” now offers all residents packaged ingredients such as meat, canned vegetables, fruit, pasta and sauces, along with recipes so that they can easily cook healthy meals. A Farmer’s Market also provides residents the opportunity for fresh fruits and vegetables on a monthly basis. The Kinneret Kitchen and the Farmer’s Market are provided through a partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank with funding from KCOA. Both programs have been well received with strong and growing participation from residents.
The “Be Healthy Zei Gezunt” program, that began in February 2016, offers residents an array of wellness activities including yoga, chair exercise classes and health screenings. This program has recently been enhanced to encourage participation in the wellness activities as well as the onsite food distribution and special events. Prizes will be awarded for completing a minimum number of activities. Residents continue to have a full activity schedule including onsite games, birthday celebrations and boutiques as well as excursions to grocery stores, restaurants, malls and area attractions. All the above activities are provided at no charge to Kinneret residents.
“The enhanced activities better meet the health and well-being needs of our residents who continue to enjoy an active, independent lifestyle and offers additional opportunities for engagement,” explained Leslie Collin, Executive Administrator of KCOA. “It is exciting and rewarding to see so many of our residents participating in the new activities.”
Kinneret Apartments is a low income independent living senior facility located in downtown Orlando. For information on the facility or to find out how you can donate to KCOA, please go to or contact Leslie Collin at 407.425.4537 ext. 215.

Nominations now being accepted for 2017 8 over 80!

The Kinneret Council on Aging will proudly pay tribute to eight individuals over the age of 80 who have made significant contributions to the Jewish and Central Florida community on Sunday, March 5th, 2017. “The 8 over 80 event really resonates with our mission of the Kinneret Council on Aging and the inspiring stories we hear about seniors who contribute to our community through leadership, activism, altruism and philanthropy”, said Geannie Share, President of the Board for the Kinneret Council on Aging.

“Once again we are honoring those who have made our community feel like a family by promoting the Jewish tradition of Tikkun Olam”, said Leslie Collin, Executive Administrator of the Kinneret Council on Aging.“We hope the community will join in honoring our “8 Over 80”.

This year’s event will once again be held in the Delaney Dining Room located at Kinneret Apartments.

Nomination forms are available by clicking here or calling 407-425-4537. Individuals may nominate more than one person .

The Kinneret Apartments are the Jewish community’s twin residence towers for low income senior citizens located in downtown Orlando. Funds raised at this event will subsidize the hot meal program for the residents of Kinneret. Each day, Kinneret Council on Aging spends over $300 to provide meals and services to the residents of Kinneret Apartments.

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2016 8 over 80

Congratulations to this year’s honorees and thank you to everyone that supported our event and the Kinneret Council on Aging. 

I know there is no one secret to longevity.  But I know that this year’s honorees showed us that laughter, family, and love are what is most important in life.  It was such a pleasure getting to know Irwin, Robert, Judy, Sheldon, Marvin, Harry, Edith and Carol. Check out our 2016 photo album and check back to this site to see this year’s video produced by A Magic Moment that tells the stories of these amazing people.

Save the Date for March 5th, 2017 for our next event! Please help to make it successful by nominating a senior over 80 who continues to inspire and contribute to our community!  Nominations are  now being accepted by completing this form.