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.
Individuals aged 60 and better, 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. You can register by calling the phone number of one of the recreation centers.
One free fan per person.
Albemarle Road Recreation Center
5027 Idlewild Road North, Mint Hill, NC 28227
Bette Rae Thomas Center
2921 Tuckaseegee Road, Charlotte, NC 28208
David B Waymer Rec/Senior Center
14008 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville, NC 28079
Eastway Regional Rec Center
3150 Eastway Park Drive, Charlotte, NC 28213
Mallard Creek Recreation Center
2530 Johnston-Oehler Road, Charlotte, NC 28269
Southview Recreation Center
1720 Vilma Street, Charlotte, NC 28208
Tyvola Senior Center
2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte, NC 28210
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