Archive for the ‘ITNAmerica’ Category

ITNMemphis Celebrates its 10,000th rider

September 19, 2019

Independent Transportation Network Memphis celebrates its 10,000th rider

 

Weston senior health care provider: Driving tips

January 18, 2019

-by By Rodney Gonsalves, Nov 1, 2018

“Think of the first time you were behind the wheel. You were probably nervous, excited and ready to explore. You were younger, perhaps a thrill seeker, but for the most part had the mental and physical ability to drive from one place to the other without much hassle.

As you age, those mental and physical abilities you had when you were younger begin to decline — even if you don’t notice the change personally. However, to be a safe senior driver, you must be extra vigilant of your driving habits, those around you and question if driving is the safest way for you to exercise your independence.[…]”

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The Gray Q & A: Transportation for seniors

January 18, 2019

-By Courtney McNaull, Staff Reporter, Oct 15, 2018

“Katherine Freund, a longtime advocate for senior transportation solutions and president of ITN America, answers Richland Source readers’ questions about aging and transportation”

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Communities Seek to Be Age Friendly

May 14, 2018

By SUSAN B. GARLAND, Contributing Editor
From Kiplinger’s Retirement Report, October 2016

“Like many couples, Catherine Berger and husband raised their children in a suburban single-family house—in a subdivision an hour from downtown Atlanta. But after the kids left home and her husband died, she says, “there was nothing in the community for me.

Fourteen years ago, Berger, 73, moved into a townhouse in Inman Park, an Atlanta neighborhood known for its historic Victorian homes. She can walk to a hub of restaurants, parks, theaters and a variety of neighborhood activities. “It’s an attractive community for people growing older who don’t want to be isolated and who want to continue a very active life,” she says.”

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1,000,000 Rides and Counting

May 3, 2018

by Peter Morelli, AARP Livable Communities

“Some day in May the Independent Transportation Network of America, or iTNAmerica, will give its one-millionth ride to an older adult (age 60+) or a person with impaired vision. The nonprofit has been providing what it describes as “arm-through-arm, door-through-door” transportation services since it was founded in 1995. Affiliates now provide low-cost, personalized rides in a dozen states, from Maine to Florida to California.”

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AARP Age Friendly Communities recognizes ITNAmerica as it delivers one million rides

May 3, 2018

Posted on 04/27/2018 by Jane Margesson | AARP Maine

“WESTBROOK, Maine — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King will join the Independent Transportation Network of America (ITN) next week as the nonprofit celebrates providing its 1 millionth ride to older and visually challenged people.

ITN, which was founded in Portland, Maine, more than two decades ago, has since grown into a nationwide network that gives hundreds of rides every day to seniors in a dozen states coast-to-coast. Comprised of 13 affiliates, the network taps into community-level social capital, with affiliates pairing older and visually challenged riders with drivers and volunteers operating private vehicles.”

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Senators Collins, King Present Maine Senior Transportation Nonprofit with Congressional Resolution Commemorating One Millionth Ride

May 1, 2018

“Westbrook, ME – At an event at Independent Transportation Network of America’s (ITNAmerica) headquarters today celebrating the organization’s one millionth ride for seniors, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King presented Katherine Freund, the founder and president of ITNAmerica, with the text of a congressional resolution they authored commemorating this significant milestone. Their resolution was unanimously passed by the Senate last week. ”

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ITNAmerica in the Bangor Daily News

March 19, 2018

 

March 16, 2018 12:00 pm – by John Clarke Russ

 

“As in other states, there are more seniors on the roads in Maine and they are driving into their 80s and beyond at far greater numbers than past generations. Nearly a quarter of Maine’s licensed drivers are over the age of 65.

As a result, the number of Mainers aged 65 and older who are involved in fatal accidents increased by 17 percent between 2012 and 2016, according to a recent analysis by TRIP, a national transportation research group. Twenty-three percent of the state’s fatal vehicle accidents involved a driver over the age of 65.

As the TRIP report notes, 79 percent of American seniors live in suburban or rural communities, making travel by car a necessity. In fact, 90 percent of travel for this age group involved a private vehicle. […]”

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ITNCentralCT featured on multiple TurleyCT LIFE publications

March 2, 2018

Cromwell LIFE: pages 15-17

Newington LIFE: pages 14-15

Rocky Hill LIFE: pages 19-21

Valley LIFE: pages 19-20

West Hartford LIFE: pages 36-37

Wethersfield LIFE: cover & pages 19-21

Keeping Seniors Healthy

October 12, 2017

ITNAmerica was featured this month on U.S. News and World Report’s Best States websites in an article on keeping seniors healthy and mobile. The article highlighted ITN’s efforts at ensuring every senior has mobility access, pointing out that mobility is a key factor in keeping older people healthy.