The Harnett County Division on Aging Coordinates services and programs for older adults, educates the public in successful aging, acts as a catalyst for new programs and services in the interest of older adults. Services for the elderly, including advocacy, information and referral, In-Home Aide-Level I, Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Elderly Nutrition Program, Community, Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP), Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults (CAP/DA), Medicare Counseling through the SHIIP Program, and others.
The summer heat is a serious health concern for many senior citizens. The goal of the Operation Fan/Heat Relief program is to offer heat relief to local seniors who cannot adequately cool their homes by providing them with a free box fan.
Harnett County residents who are 60 or older or individuals younger than age 60 with a qualifying disability and have a home situation where a threat to their health and well-being exists, may be eligible to receive one fan per year.
According to Mary Janes Sauls with the Harnett County Division on Aging, “This Program helps our seniors who often do not have any means of cooling their home. The hot, summer weather is hard on everyone, but it is especially difficult on our senior citizens.”
If you would like information on the Operation Fan/Heat Relief program and how to receive a free fan, contact the Harnett County Division on Aging, Vicky Walden at (910) 814-6074.
Contributions from groups, including Dominion Resources, Duke Energy Carolinas, Duke Energy Progress and the Valassis Giving Committee, have donated generously to support this important program.