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Mobility Scooter Safety Awareness

21 November – Mobility scooters provide independence but can offer little protection to their riders. Take steps to ensure you’re safe when using them. Wednesday 28 November Cambridge Resthaven, 6 Vogel Street, Cambridge 1.30pm-3pm FREE • Bring your own mobility scooter or borrow one of ours • Open to everyone in the community • Session includes safety/servicing tips • Have…

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February special: Get 10% off selected gardening products

Living with limited mobility doesn’t mean you have to give up gardening. Check out these great deals on gardening tools that make getting out into the garden easier and more enjoyable. Folding garden kneeler and bench Now $59.85 A sturdy, multi-use gardening aid that folds neatly for storage. It can be used as a portable seat or padded kneeler for…

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It’s white out time!

New Zealand Paralympic ski racer Corey Peters hits the slopes at Turoa Ski Field on a sit ski Do you want to hit the slopes this season but don’t know where to start? We talked to Snow Sports New Zealand’s Adaptive Manager, Jane Stevens, to find out about skiing or snowboarding with an impairment. Adaptive Snow Sports encourages people of…

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Tips from a snowboarding pro

Para-snowboarder Carl Murphy Starting out in the snow? Here are some tips from one of New Zealand’s top para-snowboarders and Paralympian, Carl Murphy. Carl is a below-the-knee amputee and already working towards achieving Gold at the 2018 Winter Paralympics in Snowboarding. “Snowboarding for the first time? Awesome. It’s a long time since I began snowboarding but I do remember the…

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What’s on

5 August Silent Leadership Challenge Encourage your workplace and community leaders to sign up for the Silent Leadership Challenge and tackle four communication challenges while wearing hearing protectors to simulate deafness. Participants will experience the challenges faced every day by those who have a hearing loss.  They’ll also raise funds for the National Foundation for the Deaf and challenge workplace and community attitudes…

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Take part in your community with Life Unlimited Store mobility hire

  Do you – or someone in your family – need some help with mobility to attend special community events? If so, then hiring mobility equipment could be a good option. At Life Unlimited Store we provide mobility equipment for hire from our four Store locations; including walkers, wheelchairs, and even mobility scooters (each Store offers slightly different equipment). Even…

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Five fun things to do this Spring

With Spring finally here, people around New Zealand are collectively stretching out their arms and legs, searching for their sunglasses and venturing out into the warmer weather. If you’re stuck for good ideas to blow away the cobwebs – check out these activities for Spring fun. Take your binoculars and go bird-watching at a local bush reserve or park -…

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Getting Out and About this Spring

Spring is here at last, which means longer daylight hours, warmer weather, and hopefully some lovely sunny days to get out and explore. We’re lucky to have some fabulous parks, walkways, and tracks nearby which are suitable for people with limited mobility and those in wheelchairs or scooters. Here are just a few ideas: Waikato Bridal Veil Falls – This…

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