Mobility Is Key To Living Life To Its Fullest
The advantages of living a vibrant life full of activity and social interaction are many.
This notion rings true no matter your age – from eight to eighty – we all need to get out and about in the community doing things and making new friends and social networks.
In making meaningful connections with others in the community, health experts attribute a range of benefits.
Better mental health with lighter, happier mindsets to negate anxiety and depression.
A sense of belonging, feeling safer and more secure in your local area, keeping loneliness at bay.
Even a lower risk of dementia by remaining engaged and stimulated by conversation and activity to keep memory and reflexes sharp.
All these aspects increase overall quality of life – and they can even help us to live longer contributing to better physical health outcomes including quality of sleep and lower blood pressure.
At the same time, keeping physically active is just as important.
Even as we age and limitations impinge on our mobility, maintaining as much activity as possible is key to overall health and wellbeing.
Apart from more obvious benefits such as a healthy body weight and stronger muscles, bones and joints, remaining active in the community also has other ‘unseen’ benefits.
By keeping up movement and mobility, greater confidence in leaving the house and doing things for ourselves is maintained – the more we put off doing things and succumbing to limits on mobility, the more we lose self-confidence and increase the propensity for despair and depression.
In turn, self-confidence leads to a happier lifestyle and the ability to remain independent for longer without the need for assistance to shop, socialise and travel.
In combination, physical activity contribute to a better quality of life full of purpose and meaning.
The past few years has been trying for us all – regardless of age, or the ability to participate in public life.
The COVID-19 pandemic has seen millions of people required to limit their movement – limit their very mobility – as harsh restrictions have come into effect.
People have come to realise that they cannot view their ability to move around their suburbs, towns and cities as a given; as something that is taken for granted.
For those of us in the community living day-to-day with the challenges that come with actual physical mobility issues due to age, accident or medical conditions, we have known this all too well – long before COVID.
And unfortunately, many of us also know of the loneliness and frustrations that can come without an active life in and about the community full of social interaction due to limits in the ability to move around independently.
With the heightened risk of COVID health complications to senior citizens, this demographic has been one of the hardest hit, largely confined to their homes.
Now, as the world gets back to normal from the heights of the pandemic, numerous commentators across government, academic and community group circles strive to remind us that we all need to reconnect with our friends, families, and the community at large.
With mobility so closely linked to one’s independence, well-being, and quality of life, those of us who need assistance to maintain their mobility should not be overlooked.
This is where the assistive technology industry, which encompasses mobility scooters and power wheelchairs, has a major part to play.
Furthermore, the assistive technology industry as a whole is in a position of both duty and privilege to provide a key service to large sections of the community keeping those affected by limits to their mobility active and engaged.
In turn, this can greatly help more people to live longer, more fulfilling lives in their senior years – and keep them away from hospitals, assisted living services and aged care facilities.
Perth Mobility is one of WA’s leading suppliers of mobility scooters, power wheelchairs and accessories including batteries and battery chargers.
As a completely 100% Western Australian owned and operated company we take pride in our place in the Perth community and stock an extensive range of leading brands and products.
In a competitive industry, we believe a higher level of customer service and our ability to really empathise and listen to our clients is what sets us apart.
We recognise the distinct hardships that many may face over life’s journey and the dignity and respect that all people deserve. We believe this, in combination with our focus on empathy and individual client needs, makes us market leaders. At Perth Mobility our commitment to our customers is about improving your quality of life with a personalised, affordable mobility solution coupled with exceptional service.
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