Visiting Nurse Association distributing fans at local senior centers

Windemere Realty donates 200 fans

Marc Blaine, KESQ News Channel 3 Anchor & Reporter, mblaine@kesq.com
POSTED: 07:03 PM PDT Jul 10, 2012 
PALM DESERT, Calif. -

Fans delivered to the Joslyn Center in Palm Desert on Tuesday are some of the more than 200 fans now available for seniors to pick up at Joslyn and at other senior centers in the valley.

Considering how hot it has been, the fans couldn't arrive soon enough.

"It's going to help me considerably, because as you know, we're up to a 115 or so," said Annabelle Townson, who selected a fan for her home.

The relief from the heat is being made possible by the Visiting Nurse Association.  Each summer, it distributes fans through the Nightingale Society Fan Club.

The recent batch of fans was donated by Windermere Real Estate which also presented the Visiting Nurse Association with a check for a $1,000 to be used to purchase additional fans.

"We know that we're facing brutal heat right now.  In fact, this could be a record high day for us, and we're hoping this makes a difference in seniors' lives," said Charlie White, a managing broker for Windermire Reality. 

The mission was accomplished.  Seniors who picked up fans following the presentation were already envisioning the cool air they generate.

"I have air conditioning, but a fan is a little extra.  Good for the bedroom, for sleeping," said Stan Shur.

The fans are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For a complete list of senior centers where the fans are available at no charge, click on the kesq.com link for Fan Club senior center locations.