Archive for the ‘ITN in the Press’ Category

ITNSouthernDelaware featured in Delmarva Now

August 21, 2019

Nancy Feichtl held the woman’s jacket and purse while she got in the car, then folded up her walker and drove her to where she needed to go.

It may sound like a fancy chauffeur business, but the nonprofit organization Feichtl founded and volunteers for is both personalized and affordable: Independent Transportation Network Southern Delaware ensures seniors and those with visual impairments have “dignified mobility.”


ITNLanier Pickleball Classic a big success!

May 14, 2019

The 1st Annual Pickleball Classic was held on April 23 & 24th at the Nopone Road Community Center as a benefit event for ITNLanier. Funds raised will help keep ITNLanier ride costs down as the service continues to help Hall County Seniors and the Visually Impaired get out and about when they can no longer drive for themselves.

Twenty-six teams – fifty-two pickleball players enjoyed the new Hall County Parks & Leisure venue on Nopone Road for two days of bracket play.  Players recognized the generosity of Twenty-four sponsorships from the community and were impressed with the organization of the event.  Pickleball players from all over the North Georgia region enjoyed two days of spirited play and fellowship.

Here are the First and Second Place Winners from the Women’s and Men’s Novice and Intermediate divisions:


This was a very successful event that will clearly grow each year.  Plans are being made for April of 2020 and many of this year’s players are expected to return.

For Video and Photos of all the Action, see the ITNLanier Face Book Page.

ITNLanier named Healthy Hall 2019 Award Recipient

February 28, 2019

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce has named ITNLanier Healthy Hall 2019 award recipient.
ITNLanier is Healthy Hall 2019 Award recipient


Dana Chapman named ITNLanier Executive Director

February 28, 2019

Dana Chapman is leaving her post as executive director of The Guest House to take the same position at ITNLanier.

Chapman has worked for the past six years in the director role of the daytime care facility for seniors. Her new job takes her to the nonprofit that provides transportation services for Hall County seniors and the visually impaired….

ITN Suncoast Offering Free Rides to Polls

January 18, 2019


“With the General Election fast approaching on November 6, ITN SunCoast has announced that the nonprofit organization will offer free rides to the polls to people age 60+ and adults with vision challenges. ITN SunCoast will provide free round trip rides in Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Venice, North Port and Longboat Key, as well as anywhere else in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. Rides are available during early voting and on Election Day, November 6. ”

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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”

Listen to the complete Q&A by clicking here.

Celebrity drivers help recruit volunteers for senior transportation service in Wentzville

January 17, 2019

-by Sentinel Staff, Nov. 16, 2018 10:19 AM

“Although ITNGateway has served St. Charles County for nearly nine years, ridership in Wentzville has seen a dramatic increase since the Wentzville Board of Aldermen passed a resolution on July 25, 2017 to reimburse seniors the $50 membership and account set-up fee after they take just three rides with ITNGateway.

“The support of this program by the Mayor and Alderman Brian Harr has been tremendous and has really helped boost our ridership in Wentzville as the good news continues to get out,” said Susan Kallash-Bailey, ITNGateway’s Executive Director. “It’s filling a gap for services and is so important for the health and well-being of this population” she said. […]”

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Face to Face

January 17, 2019

-by Pam Marino, January 16, 2019

“Jon Brandt’s email signature ends with the simple phrase: “How may I serve you?” It’s a motto that’s been a part of his life since he was a young man, when he embarked on a 20-year career in the Marine Corps. That ethos of serving others continues to permeate his life now, in his full-time job as the owner of a homecare service and while working as a volunteer for several organizations. Most of the time he donates, 20-30 hours a week, is spent driving clients of the Salinas-based nonprofit Independent Transportation Network Monterey County.

Started in 2012, ITN Monterey County is part of the national network of ITN America. It offers lower-cost rides for people aged 60 and above and the visually impaired, using trained volunteers who provide “arm-through-arm” and “door-through-door” service, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. […]”

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Letter to the editor: Ride service ITNPortland is a blessing for non-drivers and seniors

August 9, 2018

Written by: Patty Fortula-Kohn

The “golden years” are another road to travel on the journey of life. But on this venture we may encounter some roadblocks or detours. A major one is running into a health issue.

Some of us “golden agers,” because of a health issue, may have to retire from driving. When this decision is made, we immediately are consumed with fear. Fear of giving up our independence. How are we going to get to appointments, run our errands or just take a drive to the ocean?

For me, I never had a license because of an eye problem. My husband drove until he was diagnosed with a progressive neurological disorder that caused him to no longer be able to drive. The above questions became my reality. My friend told me about ITN (Independent Transportation Network). ITNPortland, located in Westbrook, offers rides to seniors and the visually impaired within a 15-mile radius of Portland at an affordable rate.

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