Applying the “BRAKES” (What to Do In Case of a Fall)

(This blog post is a contribution from Kindra French, owner of 101 Mobility in San Diego.) “Mimi! I fell down… I’m ok.” I probably hear that phrase a dozen times every day from my three-year-old grandson, Landen. It’s usually followed by, “Let’s speeeeeeeeeed!” as his little turbo jet-fueled legs take off for another series of laps…

8 Tips to Help Seniors Share Their “Living Legacies” with Family

(This blog post is a contribution from Kindra French, owner of 101 Mobility in San Diego.) Both my parents were in their late 50’s when they passed away, and with their passing, much of our family’s history was lost to time. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wished I knew more about my…

Help Seniors Feel “Home for the Holidays”

(This blog post is a contribution from Kindra French, owner of 101 Mobility in San Diego.) It’s December! Crazy! For most of us, the Holiday Season is in full swing. This time of year is such a joyful season for celebrating with friends, gathering with family and loved ones, and enjoying the simple pleasure of…

“Don’t Fall for That!” (Tips to Reduce Likelihood of At-Home Falls)

(This blog post is a contribution from Kindra French, owner of 101 Mobility in San Diego.) I was in second grade when my grandma moved in with our family. To prepare for her coming to live with us, my parents built a room addition to the first floor of our house. Grandma’s room, just off the…

How to Find Stair Lift Funding

When it comes to stair lifts, people don’t tend to argue over the benefits. Having a tough time taking the stairs? Use a stair lift to glide up or down with ease. Want to avoid a fall or injury? Stair lifts can virtually eliminate any risk associated with your staircase. That’s not the problem. What…

Is Coffee Good or Bad for You Later in Life?

Mmmmm, coffee… There’s nothing quite like the smell of a fresh cup of joe in the morning. I’m even taking a sip as I write this (I take mine with just a splash of creamer, no sugar). But throughout the years, researchers have sought to find a definitive answer to this question: “Is coffee good…

Top 10 Summer Tips for Seniors

Ah, it’s that time of the year again: sweet summertime. This when people spend more time outdoors doing the things they enjoy most, such as taking a trip with family, fishing, or gardening. Unfortunately, it’s also the time of the year when the humidity gets us sweating, the sun makes us tired, and the heat…

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Avoid Household Falls (A Quick Guide)

Concerned about yourself or a loved one falling at home? Falls are the leading cause of injury for seniors, and yet they remain largely preventable. So why aren’t we preventing them? Check out our guide below for a few tips on how to reduce the chance of an accident. So let’s go through each step:…

How-To: Yoga Poses from Your Wheelchair

Namaste! Whether you are a novice or advanced in the practice of yoga, check out this blog post for Youtube’s best videos on wheelchair yoga or seated yoga. Post includes posing tutorials, breathing techniques, and more.

Snowed-In Solutions

You’re snowed in. Now what? It’s wintertime: a reality that a lot of seniors and people with limited mobility and disabilities face often. Most cold climate cities and towns have timely snow removal plans for public streets, but for many, the snowy space from the doorway to the driveway or sidewalk keeps them cooped up…