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AC units distributed to elderly

The SOWEGA Council on Aging is reaching out to older south Georgians to help keep them cool and safe this summer.

Donors gave the council window air conditioning units and fans and money to buy fans and AC units.

Recently, counselors identified about 30 seniors in need of help to keep their homes cool.

"Whenever they find someone who doesn't have any means of cooling, then we try and get something to them, but we also give a lot of free advice like wear light colored clothing, light weight clothing, don't go out in the middle of the day," said Kay Hind of the SOWEGA Council on Aging.

They also remind everyone the senior centers are open during the day and are air conditioned.

They say seniors who are isolated at home, especially those who have nailed their windows shut, are at greatest risk when temperatures rise.

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