Top mobility bloggers
17th July 2014
This news article is from Handicare UK. Articles that appear on this website are for information purposes only.
Living with restricted mobility is thankfully not the irregularity it may have once been seen as. Whether someone is elderly, disabled or has a mobility condition, the topic of mobility is freely talked about largely in part thanks to the internet.
As technological developments make such mobility aids as home seated stair lifts more common, more and more people are talking about reduced mobility online and sharing their ways of coping and living with various conditions. With the surge in blogging of late, we have put together a helpful list of the top mobility bloggers to follow online for regular posts that can help those with reduced mobility truly get the best out of life and find that restricted mobility does not mean restricted independence anymore.
First up, restricted mobility isn’t a condition that just affects the older generation; plenty of younger people, from teenagers to mothers, all cope with reduced mobility across the world every day. Wheelchair Mommy is a fantastic blog created by paralyzed, stay-at-home mother Priscilla Hedlin, who regularly writes about her life as a full-time mother of three young boys and how she continues to not only keep her independence whilst living in a wheelchair, but also helps bring up her three children with her husband.
Have a look at her blog for all kinds of inspirational posts about her life and how she goes about everyday tasks and activities as well as life milestones, like explaining to her young sons about her chair.
Gransnet is the innovative and successful website that works as a social networking site for grandparents. Covering all aspects of grandparenting, Gransnet is a great place for people to ask questions and find answers on all sorts of issues, including how to plan a day out with the grandchildren when you have reduced mobility, or have a read of their health and style posts. Their blog section has all sorts of posts from Gransnet guest bloggers that could be of interest to grandparents of all ages and nationalities.
While the concept behind Tandem Lane is only available in America at this time, their blog is a fantastic resource for older people around the world. Tandem Lane works by putting together care packages that people can send to an elderly relative or friend, which can include photos or letters to help put a smile on the recipient’s face. In the same vein as this great idea the Tandem Lane blog has a whole host of articles that could be of interest to older relatives ranging from ‘the benefits of pet therapy for seniors’ to ‘keeping the ageing brain healthy’.
The Ageless Voice blog is another great initiative, where experts in the ageing sector share their opinions and ideas. Featuring comments, discussions and debates, it helps get more people talking about the ageing sector as well as featuring plenty of interesting posts.
My Ageing Parent
The My Ageing Parent site is a great resource for those with an elderly parent, ‘helping you to help them’. Whether the person in question is an elderly parent, friend or relative, the blog has plenty of useful and interesting information that can see them make the most out of life and help you to better understand what they need. While the site includes some great articles across a range of subject matters, it also has information on some useful products that could help older people continue an active and independent lifestyle, including the hearing aids and assessment available from Age UK Hearing Aids.
Then, of course, there is the fantastic Handicare mobility blog. As well as creating articles such as this that provide a useful and easy-to-use resource with both interesting and useful information about older people living in the UK, the site has a whole range of products that can vastly improve a person’s sense of independence and comfort in their own home. From safe and supportive walk in showers and baths to riser recliner chairs in which you could be reading this article right now, we strive to help our readers and clients stay safe, independent and comfortable in their homes.
Just visit the Mobility News blog for all the latest mobility news and features.
Image Credits: Wheelchair Mommy, Tandem Lane, myageingparent.com
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