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Sunday May 3rd, 2015 8:01AM

Gainesville kicking off 'Beat the Heat' fan program

By Staff
GAINESVILLE - The "Beat the Heat" Summer Fan program, sponsored by the Gainesville-Hall County Senior Life Center, begins Monday, June 2.

Carol LaMonica is collecting fans and donations now so they are ready before summer arrives.

We are appealing to the community once again to support this 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, LaMonica said.
Each year the fan program is supported by generous donations from community businesses, churches, and private citizens. Last year we distributed more than 100 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.

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

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