Center for Active Seniors Inc. is holding its Senior Summer Heat Relief Program this year to help keep older citizens safe during the summer months.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that individuals 65 years and older are much less able to respond to overheating or extreme temperature changes. This results in 675 deaths per year, according to a Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce press release.
CAS is accepting donations from residents, including new 20-inch box-style fans, as well as monetary donations.
“The program helps any senior who needs a temporary cooling system," Kathy Horrell, Director of Senior Services at CASI, said in the press release. "Many of them have no air conditioning or can’t afford to run their A/C all the time. Sometimes they need something to get them buy until the air is repaired and replaced."
Donations can be given to CASI in Davenport from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you are a senior or know a senior in need of heat relief, contact CASI at 563-386-7477.
Fans will be given out to seniors older than 50 with a valid photo identification card.
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