Saint Therese recently became a member of the Independent Transportation Network or iTN Twin Cities. iTN is a transportation alternative for older adults who can no longer drive. iTN provides rides in
personal vehicles 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, with drivers who are trained to ensure safety and comfort. All rides are coordinated through iTN with the support of volunteer drivers.
“Available and reliable transportation is a key factor in maintaining independence for older adults,” said Barb Rode, President & CEO of Saint Therese. “Support from iTN provides our residents and tenants, as well as their family members, another reliable option to get to appointments, to visit with friends or to simply run some errands.”
Saint Therese and Catholic Senior Services from the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul have been working to find a transportation system that will bring support to older adults who need help getting to appointments or out to social gatherings. Several Catholic parishes are also beginning to consider this service for their parishioners.