Archive for October, 2015

CapeGazette.com: Members of ITN Southern Delaware to get free transportation to medical eye care services

October 13, 2015

ITNSouthernDelaware is proud to recognize Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. as a corporate sponsor committed to helping raise awareness of the challenges associated with low vision, vision impairment, senior mobility issues, and the shortage of locally-available transportation options for seniors.

One way Regeneron is assisting ITN is by sponsoring ITNSouthernDelaware‘s provision of funding for transportation to and from medical eye care services for all ITN riders. This means that members who need transportation to or from an eye appointment or eye procedure will have their rides funded by Regeneron!

Read the full article online here

West Hartford Mayor Scott Slifka proclaimed Sept. 24, 2015 ITNCentralCT Day

October 2, 2015

SEPT. 24, 2015 – WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – In honor of ITNCentralCT‘s 10,000th ride and the 20th anniversary of the Independent Transportation Network as a whole, the Town Council of West Hartford declared Sept. 24, 2015 to be “ITNCentralCT Day.”

Mayor Scott Slifka presented ITNCentralCT Executive Director Kevin Farmer with the Proclamation at the West Hartford Town Council Meeting at the West Hartford Town Hall. Watch a video of the presentation from 42:58 to 48:18 here.

ITNCentralCT‘s Kevin Farmer, upon accepting the Proclamation, stated: “Our greatest need is to grow so we can serve our community. We need additional volunteers and financial supporters, and this proclamation will help us along that pathway.”

West Hartford’s Town Council has been instrumental in bringing the Independent Transportation Network to Connecticut, and specifically in promoting and supporting ITNCentralCT‘s mission of providing sustainable, community-based transportation services for seniors and adults with visual impairment, thereby preserving and promoting independence. ITNCentralCT provides safe, affordable, arm-through-arm, door-through-door rides any time, for any reason.

Mayor Slifka, and former Mayor Jonathan Harris, started working with ITNAmerica in 2003. This collaboration led to the creation of ITNCentralCT, which first started giving rides in April 2009. ITNCentralCT is headquartered in Room 216 in West Hartford Town Hall, and enjoys financial and volunteer support throughout its fifteen-town service area, from Middletown in the south, to West Hartford in the north.

Learn more about ITNCentralCT online at www.itncentralct.org.