Oxford HealthCare and Hospice hosted their first annual “Fans for Life” event in the Joplin area July 10th – a special distribution of 100 box fans to disabled persons and senior citizens age 65 and over. “The elderly and those with chronic illness are the most vulnerable to heat-related complications,” says Wes McGuirk, Oxford Regional Director. A packet explaining the risks of heat exposure and the importance of hydration is provided along with each fan.
Oxford has also partnered with area Offices on Aging to distribute fans to the homebound via the Meals on Wheels program. Since 2009, Oxford has given out more than 1500 fans to those in need.
Click here to watch media coverage of the Fans for Life event.