Archive for August, 2012

[ITNGreaterCincinnati] Deaconess to honor Dr. Henry Heimlich for lifetime of achievement

August 30, 2012

Deaconess Associations, Inc. will honor Dr. Henry J. Heimlich, developer of the Heimlich maneuver, at a fundraising dinner to be held Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Manor House in Mason.

The event will run from 7 to 11 p.m. and feature dinner and presentation of a Lifetime Achievement Award to Heimlich. The group will move to a second room for dessert and a cabaret-style entertainment by renowned vocalist Susan Emerson. Cost is $150 per person and $275 per couple.

The evening will benefit the Heimlich Heroes program, a middle school curriculum that teaches children the Heimlich maneuver, and Independent Transportation Network of Greater Cincinnati (ITNGC).

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Consumer report cites ITN as a transportation option for older people

August 29, 2012

More needs to be done to reduce accidents and deaths

They stand at opposite ends of the demographic spectrum. And both groups include many good drivers. But statistics show that overall, teenagers and older drivers are involved in far more crashes and high­way fatalities than any other age group.

Mile for mile, the crash rate for drivers ages 16 and 17, for example, is almost nine times as high as that for middle-aged drivers. People 80 and older are involved in 5.5 times as many fatal crashes per mile driven as middle-­aged drivers.

Total deaths for teens and seniors have declined in recent years, as have all passenger-­vehicle fatalities. But their risk level remains high and the challenge could become greater in coming years.

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August 28, 2012

ITNRacineCounty held its inaugural volunteer driver recognition and appreciation picnic on Aug. 6 at the lakeside home of ITNRacineCounty Treasurer Chuck Joseph and his wife, Kathy. It was a picture-perfect day to sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful weather and breeze off of the lake with good food and friendly conversation. It was a day intended to give back and thank all the volunteer drivers who have made ITNRacineCounty what it is today.

ITNRacineCounty has declared that this is the year to get your “Ticket to Ride.” There is a place for you at ITNRacineCounty no matter who you are. Maybe you are a senior age 55 or older or a person with visual impairments in need of transportation or maybe you are a retired person that might have some spare time to give to be a volunteer driver. Maybe you are a local business owner who wants to help give back to our community. Whichever may apply to you, consider the opportunities in becoming a member or volunteer driver or supporter of ITNRacineCounty.

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New program offer seniors rides, anytime

August 20, 2012

A new program is rolling into the Quad-Cities to help seniors have access to transportation any time of day or night and for any reason.

ITNQuadCities, which stands for Independent Transportation Network, is a new nonprofit created to provide 24/7 automobile service for seniors age 60 and older as well as any visually impaired adults. Through the program, riders can receive door-through-door service, including help getting to the car – such as with steps, carrying packages, opening heavy doors and or walkers.

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New transit system debuts Monday

August 14, 2012

Starting Monday, seniors and the visually impaired will have a new way to get around the Quad-Cities.

Independent Transportation Network (ITN) Quad Cities is a new nonprofit transportation system that will provide 24/7 service in Moline, East Moline, Rock Island, Davenport and Bettendorf.

ITNQuadCities is partnering with MetroLink and the Bi-State Regional Commission and has Riverbend Transit on its advisory board. “Together we’re all trying to put together a transit system to provide for people’s needs,” said executive director for ITNQuadCities Karen McCoy.

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ITNRacineCounty transportation network for seniors receives $45,000 grant

August 10, 2012

ITNRacineCounty, Racine County’s only nonprofit transportation network for the senior community, recently received a grant of $45,000 from the Helen Bader Foundation.

Based in Milwaukee, the Helen Bader Foundation supports organizations working on a variety of issues, including a statewide interest in Alzheimer’s disease and healthy aging. Since 1992, the foundation has supported community-based programs, education, and applied research to help make Wisconsin a national leader in pursuing innovative approaches to aging.

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Expanding transportation alternatives for seniors and visually impaired

August 9, 2012

PORTLAND — ITNPortland, a local nonprofit, has received a $35,000 grant from the John T. Gorman Foundation to raise awareness of its transportation service by partnering with local houses of worship.

ITNPortland provides alternative transportation to seniors and the visually impaired 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for any purpose within 15 miles of Portland. These rides allow the recipient to enjoy the same independence and quality of life as if they had full time access to a car, while improving overall public safety.

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The ‘Keys’ To Independence

August 8, 2012

For as far back as she can remember, Louise Applebaum, 83, of Farmington Hills, was always on the go. She got her first job as a runner at the old Colonial Department Store in Detroit back in 1941 when she was just 13 years old. Later in life, she was a busy wife and working mother of three children. Now, she’s a widow and an active senior with six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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