Even if temperatures get back to the 90s this weekend or beyond, more residents of a low-income assisted living facility should be feeling a breeze.

“I feel funny getting an award for just doing the right thing, I’m going to accept it on behalf of everyone that donated because they really deserve the award. If no one responded to the post, it wouldn’t have been anything.”
— Maria Friske

Lifespan of Greater Rochester, which is collaborating with Irondequoit resident Maria Friske, said $700 had been donated to the nonprofit that provides nonmedical services to older adults and their caregivers.

The money will be used to buy about 40 fans for residents of Shire Senior Living after Friske last week wrote on Facebook that many residents did not have fans in their rooms. Friske already had delivered about 40 fans that were donated by friends who saw her posts.

Once the need has been met at Shire Senior Living, officials at Lifespan said money would be used at other long-term care facilities that serve low-income people.

Friske has started a page devoted to the effort that she has dubbed the Fan Club.

Thursday night, the 53-year-old Friske is scheduled to receive the Irondequoit Town Board’s monthly Good Neighbor Award.

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