FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Rotary Club, continuing its annual effort to help keep very low income seniors in public housing cool and healthy during hot weather, last
week delivered 37 6000 BTU air conditioners for installation at units managed by the Framingham Housing Authority.
The project, a collaboration among the Rotary Club, the Authority, and the Callahan Center (the Framingham Council on Aging Senior Center), has now delivered 212 units over the past six years.
Explaining the reason for the effort, Sam Swisher, a former Town employee, who is associated with both the Framingham Housing Authority and the Rotary Club, said: “Elderly tenants unable to afford cooling devices, are susceptible to extreme discomfort in periods of high heat and humidity during late spring, summer and early fall. Tenants who have heat sensitive ailments, including respiratory issues will be made safer and more comfortable. And the need for emergency room treatment and hospital admission experienced in the past will be diminished as a result of this project.”
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Pictured is a group of Rotarians along with the recipient of one of the air conditioners (fourth from left), who is a veteran, and a representative of the Housing Authority (third from left).