Archive for July, 2008

Dignified Transportation for Seniors, feature article by Katherine Freund

July 27, 2008

Capital Commons Quarterly: The Dynamics of Aging and Our Communities

Trading their cars for rides is the “wacky” idea Katherine Freund realized with the Independent Transportation Network® in Portland, Maine. It is now taking root in many other communities across the nation and in this feature Katherine shares how her vision became a reality.

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Practice makes perfect: ITNBluegrass offers test rides

July 23, 2008

Lexington Herald-Leader, Jennifer Hewlett

Tuesday was independence day for Chandra Jarboe of Lexington. It marked the first time in about two years that she was able to go shopping all by herself. Forced to give up driving because of sight-robbing macular degeneration, she’d been relying on her husband, Joe, to drive her to the malls.

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When is right time to give up the keys?

July 22, 2008

Brenda Rindge, The Post and Courier.

For many seniors, asking for rides is the hardest part. Knowing that there won’t be a problem getting to their regular activities and social events is a big comfort.

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Old Without Wheels

July 14, 2008

Matt Palmquist, Miller–McCune

About 600,000 elderly stop driving every year. How can we keep them mobile?

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