The summer heat can be dangerous, especially for seniors. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 658 people die annually from extreme heat.
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is helping senior adults cope with the heat by offering free fans at 7 Park and Recreation Community Centers and senior centers. Read on for a list of locations and phone numbers, or jump to an interactive map.
Individuals aged 60 and older, and those aged 18 to 59 who receive disability income, can register to pick up a fan while supplies last. You are required to show a valid driver’s license or state ID providing proof of age and a current Mecklenburg County address when picking up a fan. Limit one fan per person.
The fans are provided through a grant from Duke Energy.
Registration is required. No walk-ups. Enroll online here or call the center.
One free fan per person. The program was announced June 13, 2023.
Albemarle Road Recreation Center
5027 Idlewild Road North, Charlotte, NC 28227
Bette Rae Thomas Center
2921 Tuckaseegee Road, Charlotte, NC 28208
David B Waymer Rec/Senior Center
14008 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville, NC 28078
Eastway Regional Recreation Center
3150 Eastway Park Drive, Charlotte, NC 28213
Mallard Creek Recreation Center
2530 Johnston-Oehler Road, Charlotte, NC 28269
Northern Regional Recreation Center
18121 Old Statesville Road, Cornelius, NC 28031
Southview Recreation Center
1720 Vilma Street, Charlotte, NC 28208
Tyvola Senior Center
2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte, NC 28210
Map of Fan Locations
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