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Fan program to help seniors starts Monday

POSTED: May 29, 2013 11:36 p.m.

The “Beat the Heat” Summer Fan program, sponsored by the Gainesville-Hall County Senior Life Center, begins Monday.

Senior Life Center manager Merry Howard said it is asking the community once again to support the program, which provides older adults with a way to stay cool during the hot summer months.

“Without proper cooling, seniors can become dehydrated and develop heat-related illnesses. A medical emergency can develop very quickly,” she said.

“Each year the fan program is supported by generous donations from community businesses, churches, and private citizens. Last year we distributed 115 fans to the elderly in our community. We would greatly appreciate any support our community has to offer. Our only request is that the fans are new,” Howard added.

Seniors who need a fan should call the Gainesville-Hall County Community Service Center at 770-503-3330.

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