Archive for September, 2008

The Need for Improved Transportation Options for the Elderly and the Elder Advocate’s Role

September 27, 2008

Ana I. Torres-Davis,  Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law and Policy

The current transportation systems in the United States are not equipped for the increasing nondriving elderly population, in particular the frail and vulnerable elderly.1 The two primary reasons for this are the current transportation limitations and the prospective demise of one of the most broadly used forms of medical transportation in the nation. Improving transportation for the elderly must be an immediate priority, or the nation will have a transportation crisis in the coming years.

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ITNBluegrass: New Program Provides Free Rides for Seniors

September 22, 2008

WTVQ, Monday, September 22, 2008

A new non-profit service began operation in Fayette County Monday morning with the goal of providing rides for senior citizens who have lost their ability to drive or no longer feel comfortable driving.

Clayton Fong honored by National Hispanic Council on Aging

September 17, 2008

Seattle, WA,

NAPCA C.E.O. to Receive Award from NHCOA
National Hispanic Council on Aging to Honor Clayton Fong‘s Commitment to Seniors

The National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) has announced it plans to honor National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) C.E.O. Clayton Fong with The President’s Award, at their annual conference this November.

“This is a wonderful honor that Mr. Fong is proud to accept,” said NAPCA Communications Director Derek Wing. “It shows that both he and NAPCA are committed to helping seniors from all walks of life, regardless of race or ethnicity. We are happy that NHCOA recognizes the tireless contributions Mr. Fong has made to the aging community, with this prestigious award.”

The President’s Award is given to an individual, group or company that has demonstrated a strong commitment to supporting policy programs valuable to older adults. Mr. Fong’s dedication to older Americans is also evident in his work as a member of the board of directors of ITNAmerica, a national nonprofit providing dignified transportation to seniors and people with visual impairments.

NAPCA is a national non-profit organization based in Seattle. Its mission is to serve as the leading national advocacy organization to preserve the dignity, well-being and quality of life of Asian Pacific Americans in their senior years, educate APA seniors and the general public on the unique needs of the APA aging community and empower APA seniors and the aging network to meet the increasing challenges facing the APA aging community.

Official Opening of ITNBluegrass

September 11, 2008, September 11, 2008

ITNBluegrass (Independent Transportation Network®) is a 24/7 automobile transportation program for Central Kentucky elders and visually-impaired adults that is starting in Fayette County this month then moving to Jessamine, Woodford, Bourbon and Scott Counties within the next year or so.

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ITNCharlestonTrident cares about service!

September 11, 2008

On Sept 11th, 2008 ITNCharlestonTrident participated in the Trident United Way’s Day of Caring. On this day over 5,000 volunteers and 125 organizations participated in service projects throughout the community.

The South Carolina Credit Union volunteered to paint the interior walls of the ITN office in Charleston’s “Rainbow Row” colors. The result was a look that is “calming” and “refreshing”.

Also as part of the Day of Caring, ITNCT volunteer Phyllis Carlson and ITNCT staff members Latoya Glenn and Jim Ledbetter read stories to small groups of kindergarteners at the Jennie Moore Elementary School in North Charleston. ITNCharlestonTrident was the only organization to both host a project and participate in a project.

Day of Caring;
Volunteers from the South Carolina Credit Union

New Transportation service for seniors

September 1, 2008

Shalom, September 01, 2008

We are in the midst of an age wave. As the baby boomers age, the percentage of senior citizens in the total population is increasing. By 2025 Kentucky will rank fourteenth in the nation in the number of people over 60 years of age.

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