Going mobile doesn’t need to be relegated to running for the bus! Thinking about cool ways to get around without needing to stick to the tried and tested methods, here are some of them.
Easy to carry around with you, but why would you want to when you can glide everywhere? Rollerblading is a great form of exercise, and a very cool way to get around. The benefits of these include the cost as you can get a brand in your price range. You are helping the environment and getting in your cardio at the same time!
The downsides are up to you really. If you can’t skate, take a course or get a friend to help you. Just make sure you have enough safety gear to help prevent injury. And be safe.
Very popular with older people, mobility scooters are a wonderful way to get around independently. The plus of having a mobility scooter is that you can operate it yourself without the need to rely on someone else to push you around. Other positives include space and comfort. Scooters are fitted with add-ons like baskets, so you are able to go shopping, and additional space for storage.
Downsides include the battery life. If you are relying on the scooter to get you around make sure that you leave it on charge through the night. Also due to the nature of the equipment, if you are operating it out in the elements will make for an unpleasant experience, but you can purchase covers to keep out of the rain.
This is one that is suitable for travelling short distances. The segway board is handy for getting around across an area like a college campus, but a bit more difficult when it comes to travelling longer distances. They are flexible and dynamic. The downsides include the cost, and the fact that it depends on your physical ability to use one. So if you are thinking of purchasing one, have a discussion with the provider to see if it will suit your needs.
Look at The Electric Rider for more details on what type to go for.
Self Driving Car/Modified Car
One for the tech adventurous! Going much better than your standard smart vehicle, it is a way to achieve extreme independence and freedom. The benefits are that you are in “control” of your own vehicle, increasing personal confidence and going that one step further. The downsides include that there still needs to be more research undertaken into vehicles that self drive. The costs are astronomical. But if you are able to afford it, then surely a means of gaining independence without even putting your foot down cannot be one to turn down!
So there are a few ways to get from A to B. Do it in style, or buy one as a gift for an elderly relative. They’ll be the coolest one in the care home!