Help for Seniors to Get Around in Sussex County

Jun 2, 2014

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There are a lot of seniors in Sussex who need to get around but don’t or can’t drive.

Now, retired principal Nancy Reichtl says she’s trying to bring iTN America. a national senior citizen driving co-op, to Sussex County.

Last month she asked Sussex County for $35-thousand to help get the program started.

Under the program riders will pay an annual membership fee.

They would get a hold of a dispatcher and a driver will be sent out.

The cost per mile will be one dollar.

The company already operates in more than a dozen states.

WMDT reports that a recent study by the University of Delaware’s Institute for Public Policy found the number of residents who are 65 and older is expected to double to around 80-thousand by 2030.

And that includes 12-thousand who are over the age of 85.