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KOLO TV’s ‘Fan Club’ helps local seniors survive the summer heat



KOLO TV viewers are helping Washoe County’s Department of Senior Services provide fans to cool local seniors by donating new electric fans for distribution to seniors in need.

Everyone who wants to help seniors survive the summer heat is encouraged to join the KOLO “Fan Club” by dropping off new fans at the station or at the Washoe County Senior Services Center on 9th Street.

“Last year, KOLO Fan Club members helped out over 250 local seniors who did not have a way to beat the heat,” Washoe County Senior Services Director Grady Tarbutton said. “Recipients are seniors age 60 and over who do not have air conditioning to help keep them comfortable during the hottest time of the summer months.”

  • What: KOLO Summer Fan Drive for Seniors
  • Where: Fans may be dropped off at KOLO TV; 4850 Ampere Drive, Reno or Washoe County Senior Services, 1155 E. 9th Street, Reno. Fans may be picked up at Washoe County Senior Services, 1155 E. 9th Street, Reno
  • When: Drop off or pick up between 9:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Details: Only donations of new fans in the box will be accepted. To qualify for a fan, recipients must be 60 years of age or older. Seniors without air conditioning and those that have not previously participated in the program are a priority.
  • Contact: (775) 328-2575

The Mission of Washoe County Senior Services is to offer opportunities for the community’s older adults to maintain dignity, to maintain independence, and to enhance the quality of their lives through the provision of direct services in a quality, cost-effective manner. Services include home delivered meals, eight lunch service sites, recreational and social activities, Daybreak Adult Day Services, social services and legal assistance. For more information, call (775) 328-2575 or visit the Senior Services Department page at www.washoeocounty.us.

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