A national nonprofit aims to provide safe and affordable transportation for older adults in the Oklahoma City area come fall.
Independent Transportation Network (ITN) of Central Oklahoma, an affiliate of Maine-based ITN-America, is recruiting community volunteers to transport older men and women who can no longer safely drive.
Katherine Freund, ITN America’s founder, said the organization wants to put friendly, compassionate volunteer drivers in the driver’s seat so that older adults may transition to the passenger’s seat.
“I don’t call it giving up driving, because that feels like a negative thing. When in reality, if you make a transition to the passenger seat when it’s no longer safe to drive, that’s not a negative thing, that’s positive thing,” Freund said.