7 Fun Things to Do with Your Grandkids

June 20, 2014 2 min read

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Interview with Disability Experts

May 30, 2014 1 min read

Over the past month, we interviewed several different disability and senior care experts. Each were asked two questions--

1. How have you witnessed elderly and disabled individuals treated differently due to their use of mobility assistance technology?

2. How do you foresee this changing with technological advancements in the field?

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5 Most Common Scams Against Seniors

May 19, 2014 3 min read

Scammers often target seniors because 1.) Many seniors have accumulated a considerable amount of money, and 2.) Seniors are often less up-to-date on current financial scams. So in an effort to educate, here are 5 of the most common financial scams seniors should watch out for.
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What to Do When You Have Trouble Walking During Pregnancy

April 25, 2014 2 min read

Trouble walking during pregnancy is nothing new. It’s a symptom of pelvic girdle pain or PGP, a pregnancy discomfort that physicians have been treating since the time of Hippocrates. During pregnancy, the growing baby causes a woman’s center of gravity and posture to change. This, along with pregnancy hormones, can cause the pelvic joints to become unstable leading to a variety of mobility issues ranging from minor discomfort to significant pain and sometimes the inability to walk.
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8 Senior Driver Safety Tips

April 18, 2014 2 min read

As we age, our reaction speed, coordination, and physical strength tend to decrease, making driving more difficult and potentially risky. In fact, studies have shown that older drivers receive more tickets and get into more accidents than younger drivers. That’s not to say seniors can’t drive well, but those who do would be smart to take some extra precautions.
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Happiness: The New Aging Cure

January 31, 2014 2 min read

We know that being healthy helps make us happier. But a new study has shown that the inverse is also true; being happy makes us healthier and even helps slow aging. The study looked at 3,000 people over the age of 60 and found that those who were happier were less likely to develop physical impairments in their everyday activities, more likely to maintain a brisk walking speed, and more likely to maintain better overall physical function.
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Walking After a Hip Replacement

January 24, 2014 2 min read

Hip replacement surgeries aren’t fun (except perhaps if you’re a well-paid hip replacement surgeon), but they can restore your mobility and independence. Still, it takes energy and time to completely recover and start walking again.
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Rollator-Using Grandmother Attempts to Make Citizen’s Arrest on Judge

January 17, 2014 2 min read

On the Just Walkers Blog, we’re always encouraging seniors to maintain an active lifestyle, but preferably not by doing something that would land you in jail. Although for some, such as Margaretta D’Arcy-- a very active, very strong-willed senior-- it might just be worth it.
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Technology Can Aid Independent Living

January 03, 2014 2 min read

If you have an elderly loved one living alone, it can be stressful knowing that you can’t be there to take care of them all the time. The largest cause of injury for seniors is falling, particularly inside the house. For an elderly person living alone this danger becomes significantly higher, as they’ll have no one close by to help them in the event of an accident. But this doesn’t mean that you or your loved one have to sacrifice independence for safety.
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Remodeling for a Safer Bathroom

December 27, 2013 2 min read

Your house is meant to be a place where you can feel relaxed and comfortable, but as you grow older, this can unfortunately stop being the case. When mobility becomes more of a challenge, that tiled floor can start to feel a little more slippery, and those wooden steps a little more treacherous. In addition to being difficult to traverse the risk of falling becomes a greater danger.
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Home Renovations for a Safer Bedroom

December 20, 2013 3 min read

No matter what your age, there’s almost nothing that feels better than spending a day relaxing, reading a book, watching TV, or taking a nap, and there’s no better place to do this than in the comfort of your own bedroom. It’s a place of comfort, safety, and rest, somewhere you can feel truly at home.
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Choosing the Mobility Aid That’s Right for You

December 06, 2013 3 min read

For many people, growing older means a decrease in mobility. Whether problems with mobility are caused by sore joints, fragile bones, or diseases like Parkinson’s or scoliosis, they can have very real effects on the way we live. Luckily, if you have difficulty with mobility, or are unable to walk or stand for extended periods of time, there are a wide range of mobility aids available to meet your needs and help you maintain independence and quality of life.
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Gift Ideas for Seniors

November 22, 2013 2 min read

The holidays are just around the corner yet again. Many people find it difficult to shop for elderly loved ones. But fear not, JustWalkers.com is bringing back its annual Holiday Gift Guide. The guide is full of gift ideas for any price range. It includes several of our most popular mobility devices such as rollators and canes as well as our most popular mobility device accessories such as walker trays, cup holders, cane bags and more.
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Choosing the Cane That’s Right for You

November 15, 2013 2 min read

Do you sometimes find maintaining your mobility and balance a struggle? Are those knees just not what they used to be? Do you feel confined indoors by your limited mobility? If this is the case you may want to consider getting a mobility aid, such as a cane, to maintain your freedom and make your everyday life easier.
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How to Choose a Transport Wheelchair

October 03, 2013 1 min read

Transport wheelchairs are smaller and lighter than standard wheelchairs, making them a perfect mobility aid for travel and daytrips. Due to their small wheels, transport chairs can’t be self-propelled and instead need to be pushed from behind. When choosing a transport chair, there are several things you should keep in mind.
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A 5 Minute Guide to Aging Gracefully

September 12, 2013 2 min read

According to the Huffington Post, people are more concerned with “aging gracefully” than they are “saving for retirement.” This may not be the wisest focus, but it’s clear graceful aging is very important to people. So here are some of the most important things you can do to age gracefully.
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How Not to Use a Rollator Walker

September 05, 2013 2 min read

Compared to a traditional walker, rollator walkers are easier to use and quicker since they can be pushed like a cart instead of being lifted. Still, there are a few important things to know before you begin using a rollator. Here are the top four mistakes you should NOT make.
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What to Do If You Fall

August 29, 2013 2 min read

We all want to avoid falls, but they can happen even to the best of us. If you ever experience a fall, remember—

 1. Stay Calm

Sudden falls are very upsetting. Take a moment to breathe deeply and calm yourself before doing anything. This will help you recover from the shock so you can better handle the situation.

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Arthritis Home Remedies

August 22, 2013 2 min read

Did you know there are over a hundred forms of arthritis, not to mention a plethora of causes?

If the pain and stiffness of arthritis is affecting your mobility and prohibiting your independence, it’s time to fight back. Your doctor will know the best way to combat your specific form of arthritis, but there are several simple home remedies which may help as well.

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How to Cope with Disability

August 15, 2013 2 min read

The disabled community is America’s largest minority group, and the only one that any of us can join at any time. For those who do, the transition is usually tough. But remember, many people have faced such issues and thrived in spite of them.
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How to Pick the Right Cane

August 02, 2013 2 min read

So you're looking for a cane - one that's stylish and provides a little extra support while you walk. But if this is your first cane purchase, you may not be sure exactly what you need. We're here to help.
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5 Common Aging Myths Debunked

July 25, 2013 2 min read

Many people fear aging, and if you look at the way seniors are portrayed in the media (grumpy, obnoxious, confused) it’s no surprise why. But there’s a reason old age is called the golden years—it can be the best time of your life.

Here are 5 common myths about aging, and why you don’t need to fear them.

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Walking Safety Tips for Seniors

July 11, 2013 2 min read

As you age, regular exercise and daily walks become much more important to your health. But they also pose an increased risk. Here are some safety tips so you can go on your daily walk with peace of mind.
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A Brief History of Wheelchair Dancing

June 27, 2013 1 min read

Though you may not have heard of it, wheelchair dancing is a popular dancesport now practiced in over 40 countries with frequent international competitions.

The sport was pioneered in 1968 by Els-Britt Larsson, a Swedish wheelchair user. She intended wheelchair dancing to be simply a rehabilitative and recreational activity, but it soon became a competitive dancesport throughout Sweden.

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How Aging Changes Your Body Structure and What You Can Do to Fight Back

May 30, 2013 1 min read

Your bones, joints, and muscles provide the basic framework for your body. But this frame may start to change as you age. Joints slowly lose fluid, causing the cartilage to rub together and erode. This leads to stiffer joints. Meanwhile, muscle tissue may begin to atrophy and lose some of its former strength—especially when not used regularly.
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Three Keys to Living Well

May 23, 2013 1 min read

According to a study by the American National Academy of Sciences, the happiest years of people’s lives are often their 70s and 80s.

Those years will be even better if you’re in good physical shape. Here are the three most important things seniors can do to live well.

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Local Woman Gets Back in Shape with the Help of a Rollator

May 16, 2013 2 min read

While searching for a mobility aid topic to write about this week, I came across a very simple almost mundane story. But it’s a fun and real story, and one I wanted to share.
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Gardening with Limited Mobility

May 10, 2013 1 min read

Gardening provides a fun, low-impact workout for seniors. It helps them maintain flexibility, strength, and endurance. Plus, it relieves stress and can produce delicious, healthy homegrown foods.
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Spring Cleaning and Your Mobility Aid

April 18, 2013 1 min read

It may not be the most beloved tradition of the year, but spring cleaning is here. The origins of the practice are uncertain. Some think it dates back to the Jewish tradition of thoroughly cleansing the home before Passover. Others believe it started because in 19th century America (before we had vacuum cleaners), spring was a practical time to dust the house; it was warm enough to open the windows but not so warm that bugs were a huge problem.
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Top 4 Petite Rollators

April 11, 2013 2 min read

Bad news, everyone. In your late 30s you begin to shrink. Or maybe you’re super tall and you think that’s good news. If so, congrats!

Why do we shrink? The discs between our vertebrae lose fluid causing our spine to shorten, the arches of our feet flatten, and as we age we lose muscle mass causing poor posture. That’s one reason the elderly are often shorter. It’s also a reason petite rollators are so popular.

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