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Come meet Jean Patel Bushnell, Executive Director of ITNGreaterBoston

May 16, 2011

We invite you to learn more about ITNGreaterBoston, a new community-based transportation alternative that enables older and visually impaired adults to remain mobile, active and independent. Please join Jean Patel Bushnell, Executive Director of ITNGreaterBoston, to learn about the first national non-profit transportation network for seniors and adults who are visually impaired – ITNAmerica® brings together families, businesses, healthcare providers and community organizations to weave a strong web of support to help these two groups continue to live independently. The Greater Boston affiliate will begin with services in core areas of Boston, adjacent communities, and Metrowest towns, with the hopes of gradual expansion as resources, infrastructure and community support grow. Riders’ services should begin by late 2011.

Meeting dates

June 9th, 2011
1.00 PM to 2.30 PM

Office of Elder Services (Senior Center)
162 West Union Street, Upper Level, Ashland, MA
Lunch will be served
RSVP to: 508-881-0140 ext. 10

June 9th, 2011
3.30 PM to 4.30 PM

The Carroll Center for the Blind
770 Centre St, Newton, MA 02458
RSVP to: Dina Rosenbaum at 617-969-6200

June 10th, 2011
8.30 AM to 9.30 AM

Jewish Family Network
475 Franklin Street, Suite 101, Framingham, MA
RSVP to: Lindsay Bradway at JFS or 508 875-3100

Characteristics of the Service

  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Rides available for ANY purpose within the service area.
  • Rides are provided in private automobiles by trained drivers, who offer companionship and support.
  • People 60 years and older, and adults with visual impairments are eligible to join.
  • Rides may be booked at any time; discounts are applied for shared rides and advance notice.
  • Door-through-door service with help for packages, heavy doors and aides to daily life.
  • ITNGreaterBoston is backed by two strong foundations dedicated to quality of life for older adults – MetroWest Community Health Care Foundation (MWCHCF) and Tufts Health Plan Foundation (THPF).

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