Archive for November, 2015

CapeGazette.com: ITNSouthernDelaware co-op member trades car for credit toward ride services

November 18, 2015
‘ITNSouthernDelaware co-op member trades car for credit toward ride services

Member Carol DeCatur, left, has donated her car to ITNSouthernDelaware. Shown with her is Pete Renzi, director of operations for i.g. Burton.

When Carol DeCatur found out she could trade the value of her car for credit toward future ride services, she immediately called ITNSouthernDelaware. Although DeCatur still drives, she said, “Two cars in the garage is one too many!”

In exchange for her 1993 Chrysler LeBaron, she will receive the highest local value of her car deposited into her personal transportation account as mileage credits for future use.

A car remaining unused in the garage still costs money. Registration and inspection fees, insurance, and maintenance costs can mount up to as much as $8,000 a year. ITN’s trademarked CarTrade program allows a person to trade a car for mileage credit in a member’s rides account, or to donate the car outright for tax purposes. Both programs are especially popular during the holiday giving season. Cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats and even RVs can be donated through the CarTrade program.

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Monterey Herald: Liza Horvath, Senior Advocate: Driving options for seniors

November 10, 2015

Seniors, generally speaking, are not early adopters of new technology. While many older folks may be using email, Facebook or a smartphone, most are of the “why bother” mindset and resist new inventions.

There is, however, one technological development that has many seniors excited, and here’s why:

Aging seems to present unending opportunities to give something up. An older runner stops running because of a bad hip; a well-liked home is sold because the stairs become too difficult to navigate; friends, family and beloved pets die. Finally, one of the most difficult things to give up — our driver’s license – will be taken away because we can no longer safely drive. A driver’s license represents freedom – the ability to come and go as we please and without it, seniors can lose the opportunity to socialize, shop on their own or lunch at a favorite restaurant. Losing all of this “life” often translates into isolation and, unfortunately, depression and loneliness.

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The Californian: Senior Day at Monterey County Fair set for Thursday

November 10, 2015

The 2015 Senior Day Resource Fair at the Turf Club at the Monterey County Fair is set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3. Seniors 62 years or older get free admission to the fair.

This fun event connects seniors with more than 35 community and senior services, with free event bags, give-aways, live entertainment, health screenings, computer help, travel services, coffee and snacks, senior information, and a farmers’ market.

The Resource Fair is sponsored by Central Coast Senior Services, Monterey-Salinas Transit, Alliance On Aging and Legal Services For Seniors.

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The Californian: Annual safety event focuses on family

November 10, 2015

The line-up of governmental, nongovernmental, and nonprofit agencies taking an opportunity to inform the public about safety during Community Safety Saturday is dazzling.

The event, sponsored by Capital Insurance Group (CIG) for the third year, continues to grow and attract concerned parents, community members and kids who just want to have fun.

Community Safety Saturday will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey. This is a free, family friendly event devoted to teaching the public about safety.

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The Californian: Job fair set Tuesday at Hartnell

November 10, 2015

Military veterans looking for a job just might find one Tuesday at Hartnell College. The Third Annual Veterans Appreciation Job Fair and inaugural Student Volunteer Fair opens at 9 a.m. at Steinbeck Hall, 411 Central Ave.

More than 60 employers from community agencies and private sector companies will be on hand. In addition to job offers, many of them also will be offering internships and volunteer opportunities.

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