Archive for November, 2008

Liberty Mutual and ITNAmerica Encourage Families to Consider the Gift of Safety as Aging Relatives Hit the Road this Holiday Season

November 24, 2008

Glenn Greenberg,  Boston

The holidays may be the best time for older drivers to consider transitioning to the passenger seat….
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ITNAmerica Founder Katherine Freund receives AARP Inspire Award

November 24, 2008

Washington, AARP The Magazine

“These leaders set a great example for all on how passion can support and spark change in creative, innovative ways. Their stories are truly inspiring,” said Nancy Graham, Vice President and Editor of AARP The Magazine.

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ITNCharlestonTrident provides 10,000th ride!

November 21, 2008

Jasiri Whipper, The Post and Courier.

ITNCharlestonTrident celebrated 10,000 rides Monday.

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ITNCharlestonTrident celebrated its 2nd Anniversary and its 10,000th

November 21, 2008
Trident United Way President Chris Kerrigan provided member rider Dr. W.C. Worthington with the Honorary 2nd Anniversary Ride
Trident United Way President Chris Kerrigan provided member rider
Dr. W.C. Worthington with the Honorary 2nd Anniversary Ride

Volunteer Driver Lesley Crum (center), Member Rider Thelma Middleton (right), ITNAmerica Executive Director Katherine Freund
Volunteer Driver Lesley Crum (left), Member Rider Thelma
Middleton (center), ITNAmerica Executive Director Katherine
Freund (right)

10,000th ride media coverage with WCBD and the Post and Courier
10,000th ride media coverage with WCBD and the Post and Courier

A few highlights included:

  • Executive Director Jim Ledbetter appeared on “The Tammy Show,” Comcast 2.
  • ITNAmerica CEO Katherine Freund joined ITN volunteer driver Lesley Crum and member rider Thelma Middleton for the 10,000th Ride.
  • Post and Courier story on the 10,000 Ride.
  • Katherine Freund appeared live on TV Ch 2 WCBD news.
  • Katherine Freund appeared on the “Cheryl Harleston Show,” Comcast 2.
  • Article on ITNCharlestonTrident in “Cause,” the official publication of the Junior League of Charleston.
  • Trident United Way President Chris Kerrigan provided member rider Dr. W.C. Worthington with the Honorary 2nd Anniversary Ride.

ITNCharlestonTrident could not have achieved the success we’ve realized and reached the milestones we’ve accomplished in two years without the tremendous support from our volunteers, funding partners and friends in the Lowcountry, across the state, and across the country.

On behalf of our member riders, board of directors and the staff of ITNCharlestonTrident, THANK YOU!

Jim Ledbetter
Executive Director

Providing transportation to seniors

November 17, 2008

Heather Olinger, WCBD (Count on News 2)

Life is a journey. The irony is that much of it actually is spent driving a car. Few of us think, and even fewer plan for, the day when we’ll have to turn in our keys. But each year, more than one million Americans aged 70 and older stop driving and become dependent on others to meet their transportation needs. And their numbers are growing almost as rapidly as the population is aging.

Independent Transportation Network® (ITN) allows seniors to maintain their independence and their dignity. With safe transportation, older adults remain vital to the economic and social health of their communities. Mobility empowers them. They stay connected to family, friends and community. Businesses retain their valuable customers, and more importantly, adult children find relief from a daunting and complex problem.

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THE THIRD AGE: Elderly have unique transport needs

November 3, 2008

Ann Gowans,  Columbia Daily Tribune, Columbia, MO

It is estimated that about 600,000 folks 70 or older stop driving themselves every year. One of the most important questions we must ask and problems we must solve during the next five to 10 years is: How do we keep these people socially active without moving them out of their homes?

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