Online Fundraiser Underway For Senior Chill Out

July 10, 2019

For the third year in a row, Council on Aging of West Florida has partnered with Home Instead Senior Care to accept monetary donations as part of the annual Senior Chill Out drive, which provides air conditioners and fans to elder adults. Every year, the agency relies heavily on the generous support of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties to provide programs and services that empower seniors to remain independent and to age with dignity. The online fundraiser, called GIVE65, continues through Thursday, July 11 at give65.org/seniorchill.

During the summer, temperatures inside a home without reliable air conditioning can be dangerously high. The elderly are particularly vulnerable to excessive heat because of their body’s decreased ability to regulate changes in temperature. When that happens, senior adults can become dizzy, experience decreased appetite, and suffer a whole host of other complications associated with existing medical conditions and prescription medicines that can further exacerbate these challenges.

During the GIVE65 Event, Council on Aging is raising funds for air conditioners and fans with the hopes of receiving up to $5,000 in matching funds from the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation. Donations of $10 or greater are accepted online at give65.org/seniorchill.

“The need for relief from the heat is so great every year,” said John Clark, president and CEO of Council on Aging.

The 65-hour GIVE65 Event concludes at midnight on July 11.

Comments

2 Responses to “Online Fundraiser Underway For Senior Chill Out”

  1. Leslie on July 10th, 2019 8:45 am

    Would love to help out.
    When do these things get delivered?
    How do they know who’s in greatest need?
    How can we be sure that’s what our money is being used for?

  2. Kenneth on July 10th, 2019 5:31 am

    To beat the heat without air conditioning, do this:
    Take off you shirt.
    Soak it in water.
    Squeeze out the extra water.
    Put your shirt on.





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