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“Yes We Can!”

February 23, 2010

ITNAmerica Co-hosting Day-Long Seminar at Upcoming Aging in America Conference in Chicago

Aging in America, the 2010 Chicago conference of the National Council on Aging and the American Society on Aging, will be a 3-day showcase for programs and projects that can be replicated, a forum for policy discussion and advocacy, and a prime source of information on new research findings in aging. It is the nation’s largest gathering of a diverse, multidisciplinary community of professionals from the fields of aging, healthcare, and education.

ITNAmerica® and the National Center on Senior Transportation (NCST) are partnering at the Chicago event to sponsor an all-day educational event on Thursday, March 18, 2010.

ITNAmerica®, the first and only national, non-profit transportation service for the nation’s aging population, is leading the way in the dawn of the social enterprise era. This morning’s sessions will feature presentations by ITNChicago® founder Joyce Gallagher, Atlantic Philanthropies Program Manager Laura Robbins, and Motion Picture & Television Fund Center on Aging Director, Dr. Neal Cutler.

Morning Sessions: ITNAmerica: Social Enterprise and Senior Mobility. Yes, we can.

Session 1: (8-9:30 a.m.): Community Collaboration and Social Enterprise
HOST: City of Chicago,
Session 2: (9:45-11:00 a.m.): Social Enterprise and Senior Mobility—A Report on the Atlantic Philanthropies Grant to Help Launch ITNAmerica,
Sustainable Senior Transportation
HOST: The Atlantic Philanthropies
Session 3: (11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.): Aging in Community—Linking Entertainment Industry NORCs with Sustainable Senior Transportation
HOST: Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF)

NCST is a technical assistance and training center funded by the Federal Transit Administration in collaboration with the Administration on Aging, Their mission is to increase transportation options for older adults to enhance their ability to live more independently within their communities. Support and resources are provided to the aging network across the full constellation of senior transportation services, including older driver safety, driving transitions, public transportation options, taxi services, volunteer driver programs, and more. The focus of the three NCST- sponsored afternoon sessions is on showcasing replicable and sustainable strategies and solutions at the local level.

Afternoon Sessions: NCST
Session 1: Senior Transportation

Moderator: Gail Gibson Hunt, President & CEO, National Alliance for Caregiving

Session 2: Everyone Rides: Meeting the Mobility Needs of Culturally and Ethnically Diverse Elders
Moderator: Greg Link, Aging Services Program Specialist-U.S. Administration on Aging

Session 3: Transportation Options: Where the Rubber Meets the Road in Mobility Management
Moderator: Santo Grande, President & CEO-Delmarva Community Services, Inc.

Learn more about this conference.

ITNAmerica® plans for the Aging in America (ASA) Conference in Chicago

January 19, 2010

On March 18, ITNAmerica, in collaboration with the National Center on Senior Transportation (NCST), will be holding an all day event at the Aging in America conference in Chicago which is being held from March 15-19 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel.

ITNAmerica’s program is called “Social Enterprise and Senior Mobility,” and will feature presentations by various leaders in the transportation field discussing senior mobility and how to collaborate with individual communities to build sustainable senior transportation services. Familiar presenters include ITNAmerica President and Executive Director, Katherine Freund and Executive Director of ITNBluegrass™, Gale Reece. Their presentations will provide an overview of ITN®s efforts to establish a national network of transportation services for older adults, modeled after the Independent Transportation Network®.

Other presenters include Fran Carlin-Rogers, Senior Transportation Consultant of Carlin-Rogers Consulting LLC; Bonnie Dobbs, Director of The Medically At-Risk Driver Center at the University of Alberta; Joyce Gallagher, Executive Director of the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services; and Laura Robbins, Program Executive at Atlantic Philanthropies, among others.

The conference includes over 600 workshops and 200 poster sessions throughout the five days, and all plan to address what’s new, what’s important, what works and how it can be done in individual communities. Aging in America 2010 is sponsored by the National Council on Aging and the American Society on Aging and is held annually every spring.