Archive for the ‘ITN Press Releases’ Category

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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ITN Memphis Celebrates The One Millionth Ride In A Special Ceremony

May 22, 2018

By: Courtney Echols
Updated: May 21, 2018 12:22 PM CDT
“MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – A local transportation company celebrated its one millionth ride with a special ceremony.

The Independent Transportation Network Memphis, also known as ITN, gives hundreds of rides every day to seniors across the nation.

In Memphis alone, more than 7,000 rides have been given since December 2014.

Pat Hickman was recognized for his service with a One in a Million Volunteer Award.”

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ITN Memphis Celebrates The One Millionth Ride In A Special Ceremony

May 22, 2018

By: Courtney Echols
Updated: May 21, 2018 12:22 PM CDT
“MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – A local transportation company celebrated its one millionth ride with a special ceremony.

The Independent Transportation Network Memphis, also known as ITN, gives hundreds of rides every day to seniors across the nation.

In Memphis alone, more than 7,000 rides have been given since December 2014.

Pat Hickman was recognized for his service with a One in a Million Volunteer Award.”

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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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ITNLanier publication in the Gainesville Times

March 12, 2018

Author: Jeff Gill
Updated: March 7, 2018, 5:25 p.m.

An aging population is one concern, but location is certainly another.

“The south side of Hall County is experiencing rapid growth and many 55-and-older communities have been built in the area with more being planned,” said Don Colombero, marketing director of Legacy Link, an Oakwood-based program that offers a variety of services for senior adults.

“Having the Healthy Aging Expo in this area allows Legacy Link to inform seniors about all of our programs.”

The Times is holding its second Healthy Aging Expo Wednesday, March 14, at The Venue at Friendship Springs, 7340 Friendship Springs Blvd., Braselton. Friendship Springs is off Spout Springs Road, a main traffic artery in South Hall.

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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