9 Gift Ideas for Parents and Grandparents

If you find yourself asking “what should I get Grandma for Christmas?” or “what could I possibly get for Dad? He already has everything!” you’re not alone. Many kids and grandkids have a tough time shopping for older adults – especially when those individuals insist that they don’t want anything. To help out, we’ve rounded up…

Grandma Lost Her Marbles

(This blog post is a contribution by Kindra French, owner of 101 Mobility of San Diego, CA) On his hands and knees, Henri squinted as he peered into the shadows under the cabinet. His chubby little hand reached into the darkness for the shiny round object that had captured his attention. His fingers closed around…

Pumpkin Spice: Beyond Lattes (Plus 7 Easy Recipes!)

Whether you’re the type who counts down the days each year until Pumpkin Spice Lattes return, or the type who has never been bothered to try one, you’re undoubtedly familiar with the beverages as well as the surrounding hype. While the Starbucks beverage contains large amounts of sugar and other unhealthy ingredients, the obsession with all…

10 Remarkable Ways Dogs Benefit Elderly People

We’ve all heard the saying that “dog is man’s best friend,” but this is especially true for older individuals. Whether living at home or in an assisted care facility, many older people develop a sense of isolation. August 26th is National Dog Day! To celebrate the day, we’ve brought you the top 10 remarkable ways dogs…

Summer Safety Tips to Prevent Injury

It was summer break. Finally a high school graduate, Jenny eagerly looked forward to starting college in the fall, but not before enjoying everything that summer had to offer. First order of business: an obligatory trip to the beach with her friends. As soon as they arrived, they threw their towels and bags down in…

Rehabilitation: At Home or in an Inpatient Facility?

You just had a knee replacement. The surgery went great, everything is healing as it should, and you are thrilled with the prospect of increased mobility that your new knee will provide. The doctor informs you that you will be discharged in a few days, and will require physical therapy. Then comes the question – will you…

Buddy “B1L” Elias – Adaptive Athlete and Mentor

We were introduced to Buddy through a mutual friend, and after learning more about him, could not pass up the opportunity to share his story.  Buddy Elias, or “Buddy 1 Leg,” is an adaptive athlete and mentor who has made it his personal mission to inspire others to never give up. We at 101 Mobility are always excited to…

Safely Stepping in Your “SHOE” (4 Simple Steps to Avoid Household Falls)

(This blog post is a contribution from Kindra French, owner of 101 Mobility in San Diego.) Life around our house is never quiet. I live with a teenage boy. My son, Luke, loves watching “epic fall” videos on YouTube. Usually, the videos depict an extreme sports enthusiast attempting a magnanimous stunt, missing the mark, and bashing his…

How to: Create an Accessible Garden (and why you should!)

One of the best ways to support both yourself and the planet is to plant a garden! Regardless of how much space you have, your gardening skill level, or your mobility, you can reap the benefits of a garden! Not sure if gardening is right for you? Consider the following benefits: Increased dexterity and hand strength…

8 Tips to Reduce Chronic Pain (Naturally!)

Many of us suffer from physical pain at one time or another, whether it be related to a sprain or sore muscle, arthritis, or simply age. Doctors may prescribe medications for these types of pains – while useful at helping to alleviate the pain, they can come with unpleasant side effects, be ineffective, or downright expensive….