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Having a classy mobility device is important to many elderly individuals. Since 70% of mobility device users (4.8 million Americans) walk with a cane, the most widely used walking aids in the U.S., elderly individuals are spoiled for choice. You can find a cane with various types of handles, feet, materials, and shapes. Finding the right can can take some time. To start you on the right path, let's compare two materials.
Continue ReadingCarbon Fiber Or Wood For Your New Cane?
The holidays are over and you’re probably left with some pretty cool gifts that your grand parents (or great grandparents) gave you. All you gave them was some cookies and a gift card, if that.
Continue Reading3 Great Gifts to Give Your Great Grandparents
Although 10.2% of Americans over the age of 65 use canes for stability, there are people of all ages who rely on these mobility aids to maintain their balance and allow them to get from point A to point B. But for those who have just received their custom walking canes and are about to use them for the first time, learning how to use them properly can be a bit intimidating. To help ease your anxieties, we've put together five tips for using wooden canes that first-timers should keep in mind.
Continue ReadingCane Conundrums: 5 Tips For First-Time Users

Did you know that two of the most common reasons elderly people fall are dizziness or unsteadiness when standing or walking? As you age, your balancing abilities and hand-eye coordination skills age with you. There are numerous reasons for this, but in order to stay steady on your feet, you might need some support. A cane for walking is a great way to increase stability. Even young people use walking sticks while hiking for extra balance.

Continue Reading3 Types of Walking Canes and Why They Are Good Ideas
If you feel like you would benefit from a mobility assistance device, you are far from alone. In fact, approximately 6.8 million people in the United States utilize assistive devices to aid their mobility. One of the most popular, compact, and aesthetic options available is a cane. When deciding between walking canes, you should decide what specific features you need and desire.
Continue Reading8 Ways To Customize Your Cane
Canes are considered the most widely used and popular mobility device in the U.S. with some 4.8 million Americans using a cane to get around. However, just like keys and cell phones, a walking stick or cane may get left behind at various locations. While it's possible to retrace your steps and re-locate missing canes, not everyone is able to remember where they left theirs.
Continue ReadingQuick Tips To Help Keep You From Losing Your Cane
Every 11 seconds in the United States, a senior is treated for a fall in the emergency room. These common incidents can be easily avoided by the use of a walking stick or cane. Canes, especially decorative canes, aren't only for senior citizens either. Up to 6.8 million Americans use assistive devices such as walking sticks and wooden canes every day.
Continue ReadingThe Fascinating History Behind Your Blackthorn Walking Stick
Canes and walking sticks can be incredibly classy. Whether you're using a blackthorn walking stick or a horse head cane, you can be sure your mobility device is more than a device, but also a fashion statement.
Continue ReadingHow To Accurately Measure For And Use A Cane
Being at the age of retirement doesn't mean that you have to retire from having a quality lifestyle. Many older Americans believe that, because they've gotten older, they need to relax and keep away from the exciting things in life that could result in injury. However, improving your quality of life doesn't have to mean doing activities like skydiving.
Continue ReadingOver 65? Here's How You Can Improve Your Quality Of Life

As you age, staying active becomes incredibly important not only to maintaining your health, but also to maintaining your independence. Accepting the fact that you have mobility issues may be challenging. And the fact that one in four American adults experience a fall every year can be scary. But sitting in a chair watching the world go by isn't doing you any favors; it can cause blood clots, heart disease, and worst of all, it can be incredibly boring.

Continue ReadingHow To Improve Your Mobility And Get Back Out There

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