From “No” to “Go” – A Story of Changing Stair Lift Perceptions

This blog post is a contribution by Kindra French, owner of 101 Mobility San Diego One Friday evening, just as I had turned on the stove to begin making dinner, the phone rang. I turned the burner off (safety first!) and answered. The caller was Bill, asking if we would be willing to open our…

Choosing the Best Stairlift: FAQs

“My husband has knee problems, and he’s having trouble getting up and down the stairs in our home. It’s painful for him, and I’m worried that he might hurt himself. My friend has a stairlift and we are interested in getting one, but we aren’t sure what we need or where to buy one. Can…

101 Mobility North Chicago Helps BraveHearts Riding Center Give Veterans a Lift

In November, 2016, 101 Mobility North Chicago received a call from Mr. McKevitt at the BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding & Educational Center. Mr. McKevitt requested a quote to have a ceiling lift installed at his center – something that 101 Mobility is extremely familiar with. A ceiling lift is a form of medical equipment that employs…

The Richardsons: Handling Life’s Turns with a Stairlift

At almost 80 years old, Gordon and Nancy Richardson enjoyed their active, mobile lifestyle in Orangevale, CA. They enjoyed spending time together, as well as with their adult children, with little if any physical limitations. That all changed in 2012, when Nancy had an accident. After recovering from her injuries, she was left with a…

10 Clever Halloween Costumes for Wheelchair Users

Halloween – the time for pumpkins and witches, costumes and trick-or-treating. For one day, we get a free pass to dress up and be whoever we want. However, wheelchair-users are familiar with the difficulty of trying to incorporate their devices into their costumes. We love seeing costumes that not only include wheelchairs, but actually embrace…

Planning Ahead: Holiday Accessibility

With October only a day away, fall is officially in the air. Depending on which part of the country you live in, you may even be experiencing the cooler temperatures and changing leaves in full force already. As the days become shorter and temperatures drop, we begin thinking thoughts of apples and pumpkins, crisp fall…

How-To: Yoga Poses from Your Wheelchair Part 2

September is National Yoga Month! If you’ve been meaning to perfect your poses or are interested in starting a practice, now is a great time to do so! To help get you started, we’ve rounded up four more of the best sequences that can be done from a seat or wheelchair – no prior experience necessary! (To…

“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…

20 Restaurants Where Veterans Can Grab a Free Meal this Veterans Day

Are you a veteran with an appetite for a good deal? With Veterans Day quickly approaching (November 11), there’s a multitude of businesses that are offering promotions to former servicemen and active-duty military. There’s free haircuts (at Great Clips), 10% discounts (Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Rack Room Shoes), as well as plenty of other amazing…

Epic Halloween Wheelchair Costumes

It’s that time of the year again – Codington parade time! Every year, 101 Mobility partners with Codington Elementary in Wilmington, North Carolina to pull off a special, one-of-a-kind Halloween parade. The 4th Annual Halloween Costume Parade took place on October 29, and featured eight superstars from Ms. Bishop’s special needs class. After asking each…