Flipping on the air conditioning when it’s hot out isn’t an option for some senior citizens. With temperatures consistently surpassing the 100-degree mark some senior citizens in the Brown County area are calling on the community to help them beat the heat. Many of them do not have air conditioning or fans to cool off. They are asking for new box or table fans and/or monetary donations.
“After calling many officials in the Brown County area the response is that we need to reach out and help was a unanimous vote”. Care Nursing & Rehab along with The Good Samaritan and the Salvation Army will collaborate to distribute the fans to the qualified Senior Citizens. “Health officials say seniors are the most at risk for heat related health problems. They say these conditions can range from mild discomfort to full-fledged emergencies” said Jodie Armstrong.
You can drop off fans at Care Nursing & Rehab, 200 CR 616, Early or make arrangements for volunteers to pick them up. For more information or to learn how you can help call Jodie Armstrong, Marketing and Admissions at Care (325) 642-0363.