Archive for October, 2013

Shucking for Seniors helps ITN CharlestonTrident

October 25, 2013

The Independent Transportation Network (ITN) CharlestonTrident, will hold its fifth annual Oyster Roast, Shucking for Seniors, on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Bowens Island Restaurant, located at 1870 Bowens Island Road.

One hundred percent of the proceeds support ITNCharlestonTrident’s dignified transportation program for seniors and the visually impaired in Charleston County. Operating for over six years; ITN is a non-profit organization that provides more than 500 rides a month to seniors 60 and older and visually impaired adults utilizing volunteer and paid drivers. Riders become members of ITN and schedule their door-through-door rides in advance. The South Carolina Aging in Place Coalition is a non-profit organization advocating for people to prepare to remain in their residence; independently, comfortably and safely.

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Senior Transportation Cooperative to Start in Delaware

October 21, 2013

Seniors in Sussex County, Delaware may have a new way to get to doctors’ appointments and the grocery store. A small group is organizing to develop a senior transportation cooperative, to be called ITNSouthernDelaware, based on the volunteer-driven, nonprofit business model developed by ITNAmerica.

ITNAmerica, based out of Westbrook, Maine, bills itself as a “transportation solution for America’s aging population.” It provides a franchise-like template to affiliates across the United States that includes a business plan and timeline, budget models and consulting in the areas of staff development and fundraising, custom-built ITNRides software, setup of a website and email, marketing support, and training—everything the founding board members in Delaware might need.

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Liberty Mutual Age Suit

October 8, 2013

Imagine you have arthritis in every joint. With a stiff neck, knees that won’t bend past 40 degrees and arms that take great effort to hold up, driving would be a chore. Getting into the driver’s seat would be a controlled fall of sorts, and after plopping down behind the wheel, turning your head to check the mirrors would be nearly impossible.

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How To Talk To An Elderly Person About Giving Up The Keys To A Car

October 8, 2013

After a certain age, driving becomes a liability. Vision deteriorates, reaction times slow, and just getting into and out of a car safely can prove challenging.

But it’s not easy to convince someone — especially a parent — that it’s time to give up the keys.

For advice on how to know when it’s time to stop driving, and how to approach the topic, we spoke with Dave Melton, the managing director of global safety for Liberty Mutual Insurance.

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