Equipment for Seniors:
For an Enjoyable Lifestyle

With the right equipment for seniors, you can maintain an active and full life as you age.  There new products for older people that are designed with advanced technology that facilitate better quality of life for elders.  It is not surprising that people over the age of 65 are breaking stereotypes regarding retirement.

Many seniors are engaging in a wide variety of activities and competitive games.  Senior products can provide the assistance needed to create a life that's both secure and rewarding.

Seniors' Favorite Activities

The definition of leisure is changing among people over the age of 65.  A recent study of how retirees spend their free time shows that reading, bicycling, gardening, swimming, and tennis have become more popular than bingo or other pastimes traditionally associated with the retirement years. Adaptive equipment for seniors lets you take part in pursuits that promote a healthy body and mind.

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Equipment for Seniors that Make Things Easier

Retirement years can be creative and productive if your house is equipped with features that help you make the most of your capabilities. If you feel hampered by a disability or a recent illness, think about some of the ways that home equipment for the elderly can be of use to you:

  • Customized hand tools can simplify cooking and gardening by helping you overcome problems with manual dexterity. Consider using a reacher to pick up objects.
  • Stand up aids can help you keep your balance as you stand or while getting out of the car

  • If you're hard of hearing, specialized phones, TV devices and personal listening equipment is your answer.
  • Specialized kitchen utensils can make cooking meals and snacks enjoyable again.  Adaptive eating utensils can make eating easier and more enjoyable.

Consider your favorite forms of recreation as well as your daily tasks when you're shopping for custom items.

How You Can Benefit

Elderly aids and equipment let you achieve your goal of enjoying active senior living. On top of that, these devices may actually help you live longer if you use them to get more exercise and build social relationships.

A study in the British Medical Journal shows that adults over 75 who exercised regularly, pursued mentally stimulating hobbies, and developed strong social networks were most likely to reach age 90 or beyond. Study participants who achieved the greatest longevity were involved in activities like these:

  • Walking
  • Swimming
  • Reading
  • Painting
  • Doing puzzles
  • Socializing with friends in person or on the phone

Whether you're visiting neighbors, running errands, or spending some quiet time in your own kitchen or workshop, senior gadgets are available to assist you. You can reach for objects or use everyday utensils more efficiently with elderly products that help you around the house.

With adaptive tools for your daily grooming and housekeeping, you'll have more time to do the things you love and have fun with the people you care about.

To fully participate in community events or finish important projects at home, you need household fixtures and devices that will place these activities within your reach.

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References

British Medical Journal. Lifestyle, Social Factors, and Survival after Age 75: Population Based Study. D. Rizzuto, et al., Aug. 2012.




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