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Safety concerns for mobility scooter users

17 July 2019 – The ever increasing number of mobility scooters and power chairs now on footpaths do provide independence for the users but Waikato charitable trust Life Unlimited is concerned some people using them are doing so unsafely. Service and development manager Todd Stephenson says training workshops Life Unlimited runs at retirement villages and community events provide an ideal…

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Out goes the wheelchair, onto the Alinker walking bike

Suzi Merson has hidden her wheelchair in the shed and taken to the footpaths around Hastings on a bright yellow Alinker walking bike. The freedom she feels coupled with the ability to look people in their eyes rather than have them looking down at her has made the 56-year-old former picture framer the happiest she has been since the disastrous…

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Keeping active this winter

2 July 2018 – It’s not always easy to stay active in the cooler months, but winter time is precisely when we should keep moving. Regular exercise is good for us. It helps improve circulation, ease aching joints and relieve cold and numb legs and feet. It can also help with mobility and balance so it’s easier to get around…

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Do you have trouble reading the fine print?

16 May 2018 – Bank statements and insurance documents can be tricky enough to understand without having to struggle to see the words clearly as well. It’s common to need a little help with our vision so we’ve put together our top five magnifying tools. Acrylic Dome The Acrylic Dome is one of our most popular vision products. Not only…

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Getting mobile at 50+

19 March 2018 – The opportunity to be part of the “50 and loving it! festival event” on April 14 and 15 at Hamilton Gardens is too good to miss, says the general manager of mobility experts Life Unlimited Store William Hughes. The team will be on hand to offer information about support and services and assistive equipment to help…

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Bladder leakage can be a wee problem

Many people find urinary incontinence — or loss of bladder control — difficult to talk about. It’s a real pity, because the truth is as many as one in four New Zealanders experience incontinence, says Advance® products clinical educator Sally Sims. “Severity can range from occasionally leaking urine when you cough or sneeze, to having a need to urinate that’s…

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Supporting mobility and independence

12 September 2017 – If declining mobility is affecting your independence, talk to the team in store and let them help you find the right equipment for your needs. We have an extensive range of mobility aids, whether you need a little extra assistance for those days you’re feeling fatigue, or whether you need ongoing daily support. NIP* Glide walker…

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Rotorua physio praises Alinker walking bike

4 September 2017 – A Rotorua physiotherapist has given a glowing review of The Alinker non-motorised walking bike without pedals, launched in New Zealand last month. Kirsty Walker Kirsty Walker, a former pro road rider who worked with High Performance NZ at the London Olympics, says the Alinker is the first mobility device in the market that gives a true…

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