Archive for December, 2013

Partnership benefits senior transportation needs

December 31, 2013

Bayley, a continuing care retirement community in Delhi will be partnering with Independent Transportation Network Greater Cincinnati beginning in January.

Seniors often become isolated in their own homes when they no longer drive. Friends and family members are not always available to meet the needs. ITN’s volunteer based transportation service brings the community together by offering rides every day of the week to our neighbors at rates they can afford. Trips to the hairdresser, shopping or luncheon dates can again be part of the monthly calendar.

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Volunteers transport those who can’t drive

December 30, 2013

When Noel Stegner wants to meet a friend for lunch, needs to run an errand or visit his doctor, he simply gets in his car and drives. It’s a simple task for most people, but he knows some don’t have that luxury.

The Fort Thomas native remembers when his family had to tell his grandfather, back in the 1970s, that it was no longer safe for him to drive.

“I can still remember his face. He was so independent, and he was devastated,” Stegner, 73, said of his grandfather. “After all these years, it still bothers me.”

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A driving force helps elderly

December 16, 2013

Independent Transportation Network Lehigh Valley began providing rides for seniors age 60 and older and visually impaired adults in October.

Our dedicated group of volunteer drivers has logged nearly 400 miles and helped seniors stay connected to families, friends and activities that bring meaning to their lives. Two drivers work but find the time in their busy schedules to be a part of this much needed service.

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Everyone was so happy to have Jeanne back. Her independence was restored.

December 3, 2013

Jeanne, who is in her 90’s, wishes to remain active as long as possible. She volunteers twice a week at her church and at an elementary school. A few months ago, Jeanne had to stop driving because of a vision problem. She could no longer volunteer because she did not have a ride. When she heard about ITNLehighValley™, she immediately signed up and has resumed her volunteer activities. Everyone was so happy to have Jeanne back. Her independence was restored.

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