ITNRacineCounty will participate in an ITNAmerica program to raise awareness of the challenges associated with vision impairment, low vision, senior mobility issues and the shortage of locally-available transportation options for seniors. One of their initiatives will fund transportation to and from medical eye care services.
Archive for September, 2013
The Independent Transportation Network (ITN) CharlestonTrident, located in North Charleston, is one of 250 national finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, which will award vehicles to 100 nonprofit organizations based on votes from the public beginning Oct. 1.
Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program will showcase five nonprofit organizations each day for 50 days at Facebook.com/Toyota. Visitors to the page will receive two votes each day to select two separate winning organizations they feel are most deserving of new Toyota vehicles. ITNCharlestonTrident will be one of the five organizations highlighted for voting on Sunday, Oct. 6.
A new, 24/7 transportation service promises to get Lehigh Valley seniors where they need to go, comfortably and affordably.
The nonprofit ITNLehighValley will provide “arm-to-arm, door-to-door service,” in Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton to citizens ages 60 years and older, said Michael Cocks, a development specialist at supporting agency ITNAmerica Community. ITN stands for Independent Transportation Network.
Ask seniors almost anywhere what their top three concerns are, and you’re likely to hear transportation come up pretty often.
That’s certainly the case in Brookline, where transportation is the top need, said Ruthann Dobek, director of the town’s council on aging.
Three years ago, ITNGreaterCincinnati (ITNGC) was brought to Cincinnati by the Deaconess Associations Foundation and the Vision Coalition to provide transportation to people over 60 and visually impaired adults. Since that first ride in May 2010, ITNGC has provided almost 20,000 rides in Cincinnati and expanded service to Northern Kentucky.
ITNGC is now offering a “go where you want to go, when you want to go” transportation alternative to residents in Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties who live, work or play within the Interstate 275 loop in Ohio and Kentucky.
Getting around to medical appointments, shopping, or just going to see a movie can be difficult for seniors. They can learn about a transportation service that can get them where they need to go at a meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 in the Fairfield Senior Center.
Speaking at the meeting will be a representative of ITNCoastalCT, an nonprofit group that offers what it calls “arm-through-arm, door to door dignified transportation.” Riders are picked up by volunteer drivers who help them into the car and help them into their destination. Seniors can also take one-way rides or have drivers wait for them for a short time.