Archive for June, 2008

Grant allows group to offer transportation for seniors

June 29, 2008

Herald Tribune

Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Sarasota-Manatee Inc. recently received a $125,000 grant to establish a transportation network that will offer seniors transportation services.

The start-up grant, from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s James Franklin Warnell & Dorothy J. Warnell Fund, will bring an affiliate of ITNAmerica to Sarasota.

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Innovative Elder Independence

June 27, 2008

Aging Well

Liberty Mutual and ITNAmerica have teamed up to provide a new online resource for families to find practical, affordable, and dignified mobility solutions for older adults who need to modify driving habits or stop driving.

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Too Old to Drive?

June 27, 2008

Laura Daily,  AARP.org Beta

An 80-something driver runs over a toddler or crashes into another vehicle killing the occupant. Immediately state legislators call for and/or enact tougher requirements for older drivers. Sound familiar?

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Transportation problems plague seniors at end of their lives

June 26, 2008

Marjorie Brooks, The Modesto Bee

Men can expect to spend the last six years of their lives dependent on others for transportation. For women the time is 10 years.

No wonder that at the latest White House Conference on Aging, lack of transportation was named the No. 3 problem in the lives of seniors, ahead of both Medicare and Social Security issues.

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Independence in Transportation

June 14, 2008

Wendy Elliott, NovaNewsNow.com

The other week, there was a thought-provoking workshop called “Imagine No Barriers” held in Wolfville.

I went to hear keynote speaker Katherine Freund of the Independent Transportation Network® (ITN). There are networks operating in 10 U.S. cities and the notion is currently under development in Canada, but it was new to many.

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Mainstreet (CBC/mainland Nova Scotia)

June 3, 2008

Katherine Freund in conversation with Mainstreet host, Stephanie Domet

ITNCharlestonTrident Sets Two New Ride Records

June 2, 2008

Congratulations to Executive Director Jim Ledbetter and crew at ITNCharlestonTrident!

ITNCharlestonTrident has set TWO new ride records as membership and ride requests continue to increase.

NEW RECORDS :

  1. Total Rides for a Month: 699 in May (old record 682, Oct. 2008)
  2. Total Rides for a Day: Today, June 2nd, 52 rides (old record was 48 recorded on several days)

NOTE : Today, June 2nd, volunteers will provide 65% of the 52 record number rides for a single day. THANK YOU Volunteers!

ADDITIONAL NUMBERS :

  • Rides provided since first ride on Nov. 15, 2006: 14,126 “Accident Free” rides.
  • Number of miles driven to deliver 14,126 rides: 92,789

Non-Profit Hopes Fundraiser Will Help Provide Gas Price Relief

June 1, 2008

Caroline Cornish, Reporter, WCSH Portland.

PORTLAND (NEWS CENTER) — High gas prices are hitting a number of Maine non-profits hard these days, and the Independent Transportation Network® is no exception.

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