Archive for May, 2012

ITNGC Allows Seniors to Volunteer, Keep Connected in Community

May 30, 2012

Deaconess names “Terrific Ten” Subscribers Who Use Transportation Service to Volunteer

Life doesn’t stop when a senior citizen stops driving. In fact, some Cincinnati seniors who subscribe to the citywide transportation service use it for volunteering as well as shopping, running errands and meeting friends for lunch.

The Independent Transportation Network GreaterCincinnati (ITNGC) has identified its “Terrific Ten” seniors who use the service to volunteer within the community.

They may look like featherweights—averaging 5’2″ and 87 years old– but they are heavyweights in their commitment to their communities and churches.

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Adding Another Slice to the Transportation Pie, Startup Offers Car Rides to Seniors

May 30, 2012

“Aging is not a sexy topic,” Jean Patel Bushnell tells me bluntly over the phone. However, as the Executive Director of ITNGreaterBoston, a non-profit transportation startup for the elderly and vision-impaired, Bushnell has to deal with aging quite often.

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HRiA Helps Bring Elder Transportation Service to Boston Area

May 7, 2012

Local seniors who are unable to drive now have an affordable way to run errands, get to medical appointments, and visit loved ones through a transportation model that Health Resources in Action helped bring to the Boston area. ITNGreaterBoston began providing rides in January, and will be expanding its service to other communities over the next several years.

It all began more than two years ago, when Tufts Health Plan Foundation and the MetroWest Health Foundation were both independently pursuing the idea of funding elder services programs. They created a joint venture to bring a chapter of ITN to the greater Boston area, each providing equal amounts of starter funding. In need of an organization to set up the program, they turned to HRiA.

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Meeting The Transportation Needs of Central Florida Seniors

May 2, 2012

With more than three million residents over the age of 65, Florida’s population has the highest proportion of senior citizens of any state in the US. One challenge facing many of Florida’s seniors is how to get out and about once they can no longer drive. Private non-profit companies, public transit and volunteers are all trying to meet a growing need.

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