Did you know that Louisville is considered an urban heat island? A heat island is a city or metropolitan area that’s significantly warmer than its surrounding rural areas, due to human activities. It’s common in cities across the nation — but it’s advancing in Louisville at one of the fastest rates in the country. In the areas of Louisville that feel the effects of urban heat the most, the temperature may be 10 degrees higher than in other parts of the city.
For the 3rd year in a row, KIPDA Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living, and the Louisville Metro Office for Aging and Disabled Citizens are teaming up to provide fans for older adults and persons with disabilities to help offer relief from the sweltering summer heat.
Working with community organizations, churches, businesses, private citizens and the local media, we hope to generate donations of new fans. Person or businesses interested in sponsoring fans will be able to make tangible or monetary donations to this effort until June 8, 2018. This year, we will have 3 different levels of sponsorship for our local business partners. Box fan donations can be brought or sent to the following locations:
- KIPDA located at 11520 Commonwealth Drive, Louisville KY 40299
- WLKY Studio1918 Mellwood Avenue, Louisville KY 40206
The Fan Fair will be held at the Edison Center on June 16, 2018 from 9:00am-12:00pm.
In conjunction the fan distribution, there will be health & resource vendors and a prescription drug toss available for the community.
Please consider a donation towards Fan Fair and participation in this great event!
For more information on donations and/or participation in the health & resource fair, please contact either:
OADC/Sarah Teeters at (502) 574-5092
KIPDA/Jennifer Craig at (502) 266-5571