Dignified transport for Birmingham seniors is coming

Exchange your rarely used vehicle for a scheduled ride, makes sense to many elderly people.

Robert Tell, the president and CEO of the Metro Detroit affiliate of ITNAmerica addressed the Birmingham Rotary Club at lunch on Monday, and passed along some good news for a growing problem:"

A nonprofit organization, ITNMetroDetroit — short for Independent Transportation Network — is being organized to provide “dignified” rides to seniors and the visually impaired 24/7 in private unmarked cars, said Robert Tell, president of the 501(c)3.

This is good news for Oakland, Macomb and Wayne County residents. ITNMetroDetroit also has backing from the Area Agency on Aging as well as the American Association for Retired Persons.

An initial grant has been received and a $50,000 matching challenge issued.  This should allow for operations to start shortly, initially based in Southfield and focusing on Oakland County and the Woodward corridor, eventually serving the whole of the Metro Detroit region.

To find out more, please go to www.ITNAmerica.org

This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something