Archive for the ‘ITNLanier’ Category

ITNLanier to Convert Ride Program Into Errand Service

April 6, 2020

ITNLanier Featured in North Georgia Local Life Magazine

November 4, 2019

ITNLanier Pickleball Classic a big success!

May 14, 2019

The 1st Annual Pickleball Classic was held on April 23 & 24th at the Nopone Road Community Center as a benefit event for ITNLanier. Funds raised will help keep ITNLanier ride costs down as the service continues to help Hall County Seniors and the Visually Impaired get out and about when they can no longer drive for themselves.

Twenty-six teams – fifty-two pickleball players enjoyed the new Hall County Parks & Leisure venue on Nopone Road for two days of bracket play.  Players recognized the generosity of Twenty-four sponsorships from the community and were impressed with the organization of the event.  Pickleball players from all over the North Georgia region enjoyed two days of spirited play and fellowship.

Here are the First and Second Place Winners from the Women’s and Men’s Novice and Intermediate divisions:


This was a very successful event that will clearly grow each year.  Plans are being made for April of 2020 and many of this year’s players are expected to return.

For Video and Photos of all the Action, see the ITNLanier Face Book Page.

ITNLanier named Healthy Hall 2019 Award Recipient

February 28, 2019

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce has named ITNLanier Healthy Hall 2019 award recipient.
ITNLanier is Healthy Hall 2019 Award recipient


Dana Chapman named ITNLanier Executive Director

February 28, 2019

Dana Chapman is leaving her post as executive director of The Guest House to take the same position at ITNLanier.

Chapman has worked for the past six years in the director role of the daytime care facility for seniors. Her new job takes her to the nonprofit that provides transportation services for Hall County seniors and the visually impaired….

ITNLanier publication in the Gainesville Times

March 12, 2018

Author: Jeff Gill
Updated: March 7, 2018, 5:25 p.m.

An aging population is one concern, but location is certainly another.

“The south side of Hall County is experiencing rapid growth and many 55-and-older communities have been built in the area with more being planned,” said Don Colombero, marketing director of Legacy Link, an Oakwood-based program that offers a variety of services for senior adults.

“Having the Healthy Aging Expo in this area allows Legacy Link to inform seniors about all of our programs.”

The Times is holding its second Healthy Aging Expo Wednesday, March 14, at The Venue at Friendship Springs, 7340 Friendship Springs Blvd., Braselton. Friendship Springs is off Spout Springs Road, a main traffic artery in South Hall.

Read the full article online here

iTNLanier transit service a savior for seniors

March 4, 2017

Program marks 1,000th ride with health system CEO at wheel

For those who can’t get around on their own, iTNLanier fills the gap.

Jon Stiehr had been shuffled back and forth to doctors’ appointments primarily by his wife Linda Stiehr until she saw an article in The Times about the driving service.

Jon and Linda were chauffeured from their home by Northeast Georgia Health System President and CEO of Carol Burrell to a celebration for the organization’s 1,000th ride Saturday.

Read the full artilce online here New senior transportation program could start in December

June 4, 2015

Group joining national affiliate ahead of launch

A primarily volunteer-run, discounted fare-based transportation program serving Hall County’s seniors could begin hitting the road in December.

“By that time, we’d like to have an executive director on board, drivers and people familiar with (internal) software so we can start our rides,” said Gary Lawrence, the group’s co-chairman.

But first, the nonprofit ITNLanier — or Independent Transportation Network Lanier – expects to become a national affiliate of ITNAmerica, and the first such one in Georgia, by June 15.

The group is paying $25,000 in affiliation fees but in return will get software “to track our trips, so we know where people are going and when they’re going there.”

“It’s going to be a very powerful tool for us,” Lawrence said, speaking Wednesday to the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce’s Health Care Committee.

Read the full article online here Transportation non-profit for Hall seniors well on its way for first year funds

March 9, 2015

GAINESVILLE – The co-chairman of a non-profit designed to help Hall County seniors get rides to various locations they need to go said the organization has raised about a third to half of its first year operations budget.

Gary Lawrence said iTNLanier recently got what he called a substantial financial committment from Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) for the startup of the organization.

“A lack of transportation resources was one of the barriers to health care access identified in our most recent community health needs assessment, so we are very supportive of this community transportation initiative,” president and CEO of NGHS Carol Burrell said.

Read the full article online here

Local Drivers wanted to help seniors

September 22, 2014

Seniors in Hall County will have a new transportation method available in 2015.

ITNLanier, a volunteer-based senior transportation model, is seeking donations and volunteers in order to begin services next July, according to Erika Walker, ITNLanier co-chair.

ITNLanier is a pre-affiliate of ITNAmerica, a national nonprofit senior transportation network. It is designed to replicate the flexibility and independence provided by private car ownership for seniors unable to drive or uncomfortable doing so.

“Basically this is a senior transportation program geared toward 65-and-older folks,” Walker said. “It’s unique because it offers door-through-door, 24/7, arm-in-arm service for older adults and it uses individual cars.”