Operation Fan – Heat Relief
Fans Are Here! – Limited Supply!

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center sponsors Operation Fan – Heat Relief. We receive generous funding from the Duke Energy Foundation, enabling us to purchase box fans for senior adults who may have health risks associated with the intense heat of summer.

Hot weather is not only uncomfortable, it can aggravate some health conditions. As we age, our bodies lose some ability to adapt to extreme heat. Some medications can increase heat sensitivity. Hot, humid summer weather may worsen many pre-existing medical conditions, such as asthma and COPD.

The Rufty-Holmes Summer Fan Program begins in June. If you qualify for a free box fan for summer heat relief, contact us at: 704-216-7704, or call the Senior Help Line at 704-216-7700.

Eligibility Requirements

The recipient must be at least 60 years of age, or disabled.

The recipient must be a resident of Rowan County.

The program is intended for clients who have financial need, and who do not have air conditioning.  PRIORITY IS GIVEN TO SENIOR ADULTS.

Eligible senior adults may call to reserve a fan and pick it up at the Rufty-Holmes Senior Center. The information needed is the name, address, phone number, age, and date of birth for the person receiving the fan.