Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Thanks Dominion and The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
By commrels @ 8:40 AM :: 1714 Views

As we prepare for the holiday season, we wish to reflect on the generosity of all of our funders and supporters. We appreciate the generous contributions that are being made to our 2013 Empty Plate Campaign. We want to extend special thanks to Dominion for producing the dynamic 40th Anniversary Video for us. We also want to thank Dominion (Virginia Power) for funding Fan Care for the past 23 years. Fan Care is managed by the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services. Dominion provides the funding which is distributed to buy fans and air conditioners for needy seniors. Fan Care is a life saving initiative. Fan Care has allowed us to assist seniors who have health conditions that make them extremely vulnerable to extreme heat. We have also been able to give information to seniors to help them cope with extreme temperatures. The advice that we can all follow is to check on the well being of our older relatives and friends and to offer them assistance in coping with the heat of summer, the cold of winter and to help them prepare for emergency situations. We need to encourage and support planning in advance for hazards that might impact older persons who may be isolated. Please join us in thanking Dominion and the Virginia Department for Aging (DARS) for continuing the successful Fan Care Program.