Archive for March, 2010

ITNAmerica® Highlighted in Hartford Magazine

March 25, 2010

March, 2010

This month’s Hartford Magazine story “Everybody ages” features our community-based, community building ITNAmerica model.

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Hartford Magazine:Transportation

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Hartford Magazine: Everybody ages

ITNBluegrass™ to Expand to Midway!

March 16, 2010

Join us for brief presentation on March 27, at 10:30 a.m. as ITNBluegrass extends its services to Midway!

See our flyer, and share with friends to show support!

Aging in America, Chicago, IL

March 14, 2010

March 17-19, 2010

Aging in America, Chicago, IL

The Annual Conference of the National Council on Aging and the American Society on Aging is recognized as a showcase for programs and projects that can be replicated, a forum for policy discussion and advocacy, and a prime source of information on new research findings in aging.

Grab the Reins and Join Us on March 31st!

March 12, 2010

“Grab the Reins” and join ITNBluegrass™ on March 31st for a forum on The World Equestrian Games, including a presentation by WEG event coordinator, Carolyn Green. Bring a friend to learn about the equestrian events and volunteer opportunities, and hear from ITNBluegrass about new developments with our innovative non-profit providing dignified transportation for area seniors and visually impaired adults.

Place: Lexington Senior Center, 1530 Nicholasville Road, Lexington, KY
Date: March 31st
Time: 12:30 pm
Cost: Free

A delicious sandwich lunch box by Selma’s Catering is available for $6.50 (payable in advance using envelopes at the Senior Center reception desk or by calling ITNBluegrass at 252-8665.

1st Annual ITNCharlestonTrident™ Oyster Roast

March 12, 2010

Folly Beach Crab Shack
March 7, 2010

Under sunny skies with a warm breeze blowing in off the ocean, the ITNCharlestonTrident ™ hosted its 1st Annual ITN Oyster Roast on Sunday, March 7th. 100 friends and supporters of the community based alternative transportation for seniors and the visually impaired in the lowcountry engaged in the “Shucking for Seniors” event. Bushels after bushels of the steaming mollusks were shucked while the participants enjoyed listening to live music by the Folly Dogs. Tunes covered the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s along with contemporary hits and requests. A silent auction attracted many competitive bidders hoping to win items ranging from website development to wine baskets. Folly Beach Crab Shack owner Ron Hill and his staff did an outstanding job of providing delicious food and drinks for the attendees. The 2nd Annual ITN Oyster Roast is expected to be even bigger and better (if that’s possible).

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Oyster Shack with friends
Oyster Shack with friends

Become a Friend of ITNBluegrass

March 9, 2010

From the Deputy Director, Laura Dake

We are gratified by the personal and financial support we’ve received from so many in the community and by the fact that ITNBluegrass is helping people get out and enjoy life. Since our first ride in July of 2008, we’ve given 4,189 rides and logged 14,538 volunteer miles.

Our work is far from over, however. Rider-memberships and fares do not support the entirety of our operation. Even when ITNBluegrass is economically sustainable – in about its fifth year of operations – just over half of its revenue will come from rider memberships and fares. The remainder must come from local community support. That’s where you come in.

Please consider becoming a Friend of ITNBluegrass. With your tax-deductible gift of $50, you help us move towards sustainability as well as show your support for a program that melds both business and charitable elements to address a societal challenge. There is a membership form and more information on benefits for Friends on the opposite page. Let’s ensure that this wonderful program is still around when you are no longer driving!

To become a friend please fill in our Friends Form [pdf] and send it to:

ITNBluegrass
436 Georgetown St
Lexington, KY 40508

ITNBluegrass Benefit with CAbi, the Ultimate in Personal Shopping!

March 4, 2010

Save the Date(s)!

ITNBluegrass Benefit with CAbi, the Ultimate in Personal Shopping!

Enjoy FASHION, FRIENDS & FUN on Thursday evening, March 11th or Friday morning, March 12th at the home of Gale Reece. You’ll get a fashion consultation with Sheridan Simmons and a preview of CAbi’s spring collection of versatile and popular fashions for all ages.

15% of proceeds go to ITNBluegrass.

Interested? Give us a call at (859) 252-8665 for more information.