Should I Use A Walker?

WalkerIf you are suffering from shortness of breath, arthritis, hip pain, or isolation due to problems with mobility, a walker can help in alleviating these and many other common complaints as we all grow older.

Many common misconceptions are that a walker will restrict you from going places, that they are bulky and difficult to use – these misconceptions could not be further from the truth.  A walker will provide you with independence and keep you safe while carrying out your daily activities.  Think of it more as a helping hand, removing the mobility barriers in life.

Selecting the correct walker is key as there are many different models and types, so don’t be afraid to try different ones before you select the one that best suits your needs.  Think of it like taking a new car for a test drive.  Consultations can always be arranged for you by contacting your Gold Age Support provider.  Our friendly staff are also available to aid you in the use of your walker.

5 Key Points to Remember – a walker will:

  1. Provide you with safe independence
  2. Provide you with light exercise
  3. Remove isolation associated with immobility
  4. Improve your social life
  5. Improve your overall health

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