Archive for September, 2012

A Nite at the Drive In – an event to benefit ITNCoastalCT

September 25, 2012

If Friday night is your usual movie night, why not combine it with a good cause? “A Nite at the Drive-In,” promises to deliver an evening of friends, fun, food, and film for the benefit of  ITNCoastalCT, a community-based service that provides 24/7 door-to-door transportation for seniors 60+ and adults with visual impairment.

“A Nite at the Drive-In” gives a nod to a time when the whole family piled into the Buick to head over to the drive-in to see “Born Free,” or “Grease” while feasting on cheesy fries and burgers. Fast forward to 30-years later and this “Nite at the Drive-In” takes place on October 5 at  Mary Ellen & Jim Marpe’s contemporary Westport home, where guests will sample sophisticated finger food, fine wines, and unique microbrews against a backdrop of music from the 50’s and 60’s and flat screens streaming classic movies.

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New program offer seniors rides, anytime

September 13, 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.

ITNQuad-Cities, 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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