Since 1965, the U.S. has observed Older Americans Month every May. Older Americans Month is an opportunity to celebrate older neighbors’ contributions to the community and to address issues and concerns related to senior living.
For this year’s Older Americans Month, the U.S. Administration on Community Living has adopted the theme “Get into the Act” in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act of 1965. The act, signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson, instituted a number of services for the aging, including home-delivered and congregate meals, caregiver support, community-based assistance, preventive health services, and elder abuse prevention.
Many of these services have one common goal: empowering senior citizens to live with dignity in the community. We’d like to take this opportunity to look at some mobility products we have to offer to achieve this end. Our mobility aids help you get out in the community.
A less cumbersome walker
First of all, having a convenient, easy-to-use walker will making leaving the house a lot less cumbersome. Unlike traditional walkers, the Easy Fold and Go Walker folds in seconds by lifting the inside middle portion of the walker. It weighs a light 7.5 pounds but supports up to 400 pounds. Get your Easy Fold and Go Walker in three different colors: Black Walnut, Cobalt Blue or Ruby Rose.
An extra hand goes a long way
Even with a walker, going places can be difficult when your hands are occupied on the walker handles and on keeping balance. You might be in need of walker accessories to hold your things for you.
The TO2TE E Size Walker & Wheelchair Oxygen Tank Holder is a versatile transport that carries your oxygen tank on either a wheelchair or a scooter. No need to carry those cumbersome oxygen tank caddies anymore!
Your walker can hold your purse
For women, the Walker Purse Hook is a super convenient way for carrying your purse while you are out and about. It can also be used by men who need to hang a bag on their walker. The Walker Purse Hook clamps on to just about any metal tubing.
Handy cup holder
Stay hydrated this summer by attaching the Universal Beverage Holder to your walker. Let your walker carry your drink for you while you enjoy yourself at socials or picnics.
Our job is to help those with mobility impairments to live independently in their home and community. For those older Americans who need a better walker experience, we hope these products may be of assistance.
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