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Northampton Press: Transportation service created for independent seniors

September 1, 2016
Lois Favier, executive director of ITNLehighValley (Independent Transportation Network), hosted a 10,000 Ride Celebration in January for drivers and riders to get together and celebrate this service.

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Lois Favier, executive director of ITNLehighValley (Independent Transportation Network), hosted a 10,000 Ride Celebration in January for drivers and riders to get together and celebrate this service. ITNLehighValley is a national nonprofit transportation service for senior citizens and visually impaired adults in the Lehigh Valley.

Lois Favier moved back to the Lehigh Valley several years ago to be on hand and closer to help her elderly parents. Favier, like many other adult children of seniors, was concerned with her parents driving on their own to appointments, errands and leisure activities. After sharing this concern with others, she learned, aside from herself providing transportation or the use of public transit, there were not a lot of options for her parents to utilize, while still feeling a sense of independence, safety and affordability. Favier started looking into creating a nonprofit affiliate of ITNAmerica (Independent Transportation Network) for the Lehigh Valley and began putting the wheels in motion for making this dream a reality.

Favier approached the national organization in Maine on how to go about establishing an affiliate. She conducted a demographic study of the local area and determined this would be successful in the Lehigh Valley.

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ITNLehighValley’s Lois Favier on Take Charge of Your Life

July 4, 2016

Lois Favier, Executive Director of ITNLehighValley – Independent Transportation Network, joins host Eleanor Bobrow to discuss providing transportation services to seniors and the visually impaired. This important service helps them maintain their independence.

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Lehigh Valley News: Local volunteer group share stories to celebrate anniversary

August 17, 2015

Allentown, PA – A special tour rolled into Allentown today. The independent transportation network is a service that uses volunteers to drive elderly and visually impaired people around town. Today, some of its members stopped by Christopher’s in Allentown as part of the Storybook Tour to mark the group’s 20th anniversary. This was just one of two dozen stops for the storybook tour.

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A driving force helps elderly

December 16, 2013

Independent Transportation Network Lehigh Valley began providing rides for seniors age 60 and older and visually impaired adults in October.

Our dedicated group of volunteer drivers has logged nearly 400 miles and helped seniors stay connected to families, friends and activities that bring meaning to their lives. Two drivers work but find the time in their busy schedules to be a part of this much needed service.

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Everyone was so happy to have Jeanne back. Her independence was restored.

December 3, 2013

Jeanne, who is in her 90′s, wishes to remain active as long as possible. She volunteers twice a week at her church and at an elementary school. A few months ago, Jeanne had to stop driving because of a vision problem. She could no longer volunteer because she did not have a ride. When she heard about ITNLehighValley™, she immediately signed up and has resumed her volunteer activities. Everyone was so happy to have Jeanne back. Her independence was restored.

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New nonprofit offers affordable transportation for seniors

September 20, 2013

A new, 24/7 transportation service promises to get Lehigh Valley seniors where they need to go, comfortably and affordably.

The nonprofit ITNLehighValley will provide “arm-to-arm, door-to-door service,” in Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton to citizens ages 60 years and older, said Michael Cocks, a development specialist at supporting agency ITNAmerica Community. ITN stands for Independent Transportation Network.

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