The public can "Be a Fan of Seniors" and help keep older adults cool this summer by donating a fan during the fourth annual donation drive Wednesday, May 18. New electric fans (in the box) can be donated from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 at the Piedmont Shopping Center, 1265 S. Cotner St., in Lincoln. The Lincoln Coalition for Older Adults Health Promotion (COAHP) conducts the drive, and collected fans are given to Aging Partners for distribution to older adults in Lincoln and the surrounding area. COAHP will also collect personal care products for Aging Partners to distribute.
"We are very excited about the opportunity to again help Lincoln residents and businesses give a big assist to local seniors when it comes to staying cool during the warm summer months," said Larry Gadeken, COAHP Executive Board President. "Heat stroke is a very serious heat-related illness for the elderly. We hope Lincoln and Lincoln-area residents continue to show the heartfelt generosity they've always shown by donating fans and other needed products."
True Value Hardware in the Piedmont Center offers discounts to those purchasing a fan to donate to the drive. Triumph Home Health Supplies is providing a truck pre-loaded with incontinence supplies they are contributing. COAHP will also be accepting incontinence products at the donation drive. Adult pull-on protective briefs are needed in sizes L and XL.
The Lincoln COAHP's purpose is to facilitate opportunities to promote communication and coordination among senior care providers by sharing information and identifying services and needs which impact older adults in southeast Nebraska. More information about Lincoln COAHP is available at lincolncoahp.com.
Aging Partners plans, coordinates and advocates for older people in an eight-county area. Its mission is to enhance daily living, expand personal choices and educate the community in an effort to ensure the independence and full life of the people they serve. More information on Aging Partners is available at aging.lincoln.ne.gov, or by calling 402-441-7070.