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Cleveland Plain Dealer: University of Cincinnati students may receive credit for driving older adults

February 25, 2015

University of Cincinnati students will volunteer to drive older adults as part of a pilot program called Driving Community Connections.

CINCINNATI, Ohio – University of Cincinnati students may receive credit for driving older adults in a pilot project that will provide transportation to the elderly.

The university has partnered with the Independent Transportation Network of Greater Cincinnati for a program that may expand to other universities.

Cincinnati is the only city in Ohio currently in the network, in which volunteer drivers provide door-to-door services for adults who have paid dues to the non-profit organization.

The program, Driving Community Connections, is supported by the Ohio Department of Aging and the Ohio Board of Regents.

This semester, UC students who volunteer can take a one credit hour online elective course to learn more about the aging process. Ohio Department of Aging staff will participate in class webinars.

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