Archive for September, 2015

Wethersfield LIFE: Much more than door to door – ITNCentralCT celebrates 10,000th ride milestone

September 25, 2015

ITNCentralCT is featured in Westherfield LIFE newspaper’s October 2015 edition on pages 22-25.

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Harvard Health Publications: Stay behind the wheel longer

September 25, 2015

A driving assessment program can help identify your strengths and weaknesses and suggest ways to improve your driving skills. The sense of freedom and independence that comes with driving is as important at 65 as it is at 16. But driving skills may start to falter as we age, an issue many people choose to ignore. “We all seem to be in denial about driving in our older years. No one wants to give it up. The good news is that you may not have to,” says Lissa Kapust, a social worker at Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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Valley LIFE: Much more than door to door – ITNCentralCT celebrates 10,000th ride milestone

September 22, 2015

ITNCentralCT is featured in Valley LIFE newspaper’s September 2015 edition on pages 18-19.

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West Hartford Life: Much more than door to door – ITNCentralCT celebrates 10,000th ride milestone

September 22, 2015

ITNCentralCT is featured in West Hartford LIFE newspaper’s September 2015 edition on pages 16-18.

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West Hartford Community Television: ITNCentralCT presents the ITNAmerica Storybook Tour and 10,000th Ride Celebration

September 22, 2015

Did you miss ITNCentralCT‘s Storybook Tour and 10,000th Ride Celebration June 17th? No problem! West Hartford Community Television captured 42 minutes of the event program and graciously posted it online for us. Watch the full video and be inspired by how access to transportation is changing lives.

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Rocky Hill LIFE: Much more than door to door – ITNCentralCT celebrates 10,000th ride milestone

September 22, 2015

ITNCentralCT is featured in Rocky Hill LIFE newspaper’s September 2015 edition on pages 18 – 20.

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Driving central to a person’s identity

September 9, 2015

Driving central to a person's identityThe Best Times

“Elderly couples who stop driving face unexpected outcomes,” reports a study in the journal Research on Aging as reported in Aging News Alert.

The ability to drive can be central to a person’s identity and can be an important expression of independence. When the elderly no longer drive, their emotional well-being can decline as a result of being unable to maintain social relationships.

A University of Missouri researcher has found that even if only one member of a couple stops driving, negative consequences result for both the driver and the non-driver.

The decision to stop driving is a major life changing experience and all options for transportation should be made at the time the car keys are given up.

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Drivers are needed for senior rides

September 9, 2015

Independent Transportation Network is now operating in Memphis in a limited service area.

ITNMemphis provides transportation for seniors over 60 and the visually impaired.

More volunteers are needed, ITNMemphis officials said.

The network asks: Do you like to drive? Have spare time?

If you answered yes, then you could be a lifeline to seniors and the visually impaired by:

Driving them in your car wherever and whenever they need to go.

Helping them stay independent and not a burden.

Connecting them to families, friends and activities that bring meaning to their lives.

Making driving safer for everyone.

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