Those who are buying a walker for the 1st time are often forced to choose between style, features, or durability. This can make purchasing a walker stressful and frustrating. If you or a loved one is at the time of life when a walker has become a necessity, be sure that the walker you choose meets these 5 criteria.
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.
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.
This October will be the 29th National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) and to celebrate, we’ll be putting the Medline Breast Cancer Awareness Rollator on sale. Not only does this rollator look awesome in bright pink, its manufacturer, Medline, is a major donor to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Every rollator sold raises awareness, and part of the proceeds are contributed to breast cancer awareness campaigns.
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.
Over the years, there have been a wide range of musicals on a wide range of topics. This April, we got what I believe is the first ever musical about rollators—Rock N’ Rollator. The show features popular rock music from the 20th and 21st century, everything from The Who to Arcade Fire, sung by an intergenerational choir.
According to German newspaper RP Online, over two million Germans now use rollators. That’s roughly 2.5% of Germany’s total population and 12% of the population over 65. The paper also estimated that 500,000 Germans start using a rollator every year.
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.
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.