Glenn Greenberg, Boston
The holidays may be the best time for older drivers to consider transitioning to the passenger seat….
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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.
Jasiri Whipper, The Post and Courier.
ITNCharlestonTrident celebrated 10,000 rides Monday.
A few highlights included:
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!
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.
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?