World record attempt for Guinness World Records . 1000 individuals with rollators attempted to construct the world’s largest image of a rollator. Guided by the motto: Record breaking fitness, 1000 people were invited to assemble at city hall plaza to be part of the world’s largest rollator image made up of Europe favorite rollator the Topro 2G and its users. In the end, almost 400 people showed up and it is still being evaluated if this event qualified to be listed by Guinness World Records.
The event was organized to help destigmatize the use of mobility aids and help create awareness around the opportunities of staying mobil and independent at high age. It was initiated by members of the applied sciences group at the FH Ingolstadt and supported by the premium rollator manufacturer Topro. The goal was to improve the acceptance and attractiveness of modern mobility aids amongst young and old. “Nowadays people get older and older and want to continue to participate in daily activities and their lifestyle and hobbies. Mobility is essential”, comments Thomas Appel, Managing Director of Topro Germany. Even today, seniors are skeptical about the use of rollators and walkers. And that despite the developments in technology and design over the last 20 years. The development of rollators has progressed just as other common mobility devices such as bicycles and scooters. Topro manufactures light weight and premium lifestyle mobility aids that help you go further and/or help your loved ones remain active and safe. Topro is also active in other community events such as http://www.walkerday.com, an event to promote safe walker handling.
Original German press release. http://www.topro.de/topro-inhalte/aktuelles/pressemitteilungen/-1-715.html
Hi, my name is Cathy. Several sports related injuries in my younger years left me suffering from a degenerative spinal condition that has placed progressive constraints on my physical mobility. This has not only curtailed once enjoyable pursuits such as tennis, diving, canoeing and kayaking, but has made even everyday activities such as shopping and walking my dog an ever-increasing challenge. I’ve tried a number of rollators and related products, but found them all less than satisfactory. And then, while on a trip to Europe, I discovered the Topro Troja! The difference it has made in increasing my mobility and enhancing my overall quality of life has been nothing short of phenomenal! None of the other products on the market even remotely compare with it’s strength, ease of use and thoughtful ergonomic design; it’s like comparing the latest BMW sedan to a Ford Model T! I’m delighted that it’s finally available here in the United States through Topro-USA, and can enthusiastically recommend it to anyone with mobility issues! I truly love my Topro Troja because it’s restored so much of the mobility and freedom I thought I’d lost forever; I can’t imagine my life without it!
We got together when my knees were getting worse
It was pure enthusiasm
I knew right away that this would be a good fellowship
He is my permanent companion after my knee surgery
Also at the REHA* he got many admirers, because he can make himself so slim
I don’t want to go anywhere without him
Also when I’m shopping I use him all the time
When I travel by bus, I need to help him get on the bus
I feel much safer since I have him
Therefore a big thank you to the designer or developer of my rollator
The media noise about the new health care law is confusing — and scary. Here’s the truth about how it will change your life.
via AARP – Health, Travel Deals, Baby Boomers, Election News, Over 50, Online Games, Retirement Plan http://www.aarp.org/health/health-insurance/info-09-2012/medicare-and-health-care-reform-myths.html
Financial scams involving our elderly parents are becoming an increasing problem throughout the U.S. Surprisingly, 90% of these financial crimes are committed by people who have personal access to your parents. They could include, relatives, caregivers, healthcare workers and attorneys. Why is it that our parents have become such targets for financial abuse?
Reason #1 Wealth concentration. Scam artists go where the money is. Forty-four percent of all wealth in America lies with older Americans. In addition, the concentration of people in this category is growing by 8,000 people per day as the baby boomers—those born after 1945 and prior to 1965—enter this peak wealth stage of their life in record numbers beginning in 2011.
Reason #2 Mental Capacity. As people get older those high-level thinking abilities required to differentiate between a fraud and a legitimate transaction diminish. Studies show that between 15% and 35% of older Americans…
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