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Transportation services offer seniors chance to stay active

September 26, 2011

Getting out and around became more complicated for Ed and Lilyann Yokel when they moved out of their home and into an assisted living facility last spring. The couple, who are in their 90s, were used to depending on friends and neighbors for rides to various appointments and engagements. But, such arrangements were no longer convenient in their new neighborhood.

In an effort to help their parents maintain as much of their lifestyle as possible, the Yokels’ three sons – who all live in other states – found a solution to their transportation needs in ITNRacineCounty. ITN stands for Independent Transportation Network, and Racine County’s program is part of a network of 16 ITNAmerica affiliates nationwide – the purpose of which is to provide sustainable, community-based transportation services for seniors.

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