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.