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Tomorrow Is World Stroke Day 2014 (29th October)

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 by morethan

Tomorrow marks World Stroke Day (29th October), which was established by the World Stroke Organization in 2006 to help spread public awareness of the world’s high stroke risk and stroke prevalence. Over at The World Stroke Organization they are dedicated to improving care for stroke survivors worldwide. World Stroke Day 2014 will focus on translating knowledge into action and generating a movement that stimulates collective responsibility and action. This year their main focus is on Women, for the below reasons:

  • Women have a higher stroke mortality rate than men
  • Many of the major stroke risk factors occur more frequently in women or are sex-specific to women
  • Women with stroke do not receive comparable care to men with stroke
  • There is a gender gap in stroke education

Stroke (also known as cerebrovascular disease) occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs, so it starts to die.

What are the warning signs of a stroke?

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination

There are many campaigns happening to celebrate World Stroke Day; so we encourage you to please get involved if you can.  More information on activities can be found here.

Here at More Than Mobility we do not want any disability to stop you from living independently or to disrupt your lifestyle. We therefore provide a wide range of disability and mobility products to suit your specific needs from mobility scooters, rise and recline chairs to a range of daily living aids all suitable for people with Osteoporosis.

Kind regards

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com

Poppy Appeal and Poppies at the Tower of London

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 by morethan

This week sees the start of the annual Poppy Appeal (run by the British Legion) in the run up to Remembrance Day on 11th November.   Every poppy bought helps the British Armed Forces past and present as well as their families.    Last year they raised £39 million and this year with the 100 year anniversary of the start of World War I; they are targeting to raise over £40 million.

More Than Mobility supports and collects for the Poppy Appeal in our mobility stores.  Get involved and wear your poppy with pride.

Finally one of our More Than Mobility team recently visited the ceramic poppies on display at the Tower of London.  An amazing and moving tribute to the 888,246 British military fatality during World War I.  The display is on until 11th November so if you have not been to visit we highly recommend doing so.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Today Is World Osteoporosis Day (20th October)

Monday, October 20th, 2014 by morethan

Today marks Over World Osteoporosis Day (20th October). Over at The International Osteoporosis Foundation they see the value in empowering people to take action to prevent, diagnose and treat bone, muscle and joint disorders. Their main goals are:

  • Campaigning for policy change to make bone, muscle and joint disorders a healthcare priority.
  • Assisting healthcare professionals to provide the best possible care to people with bone, muscle and joint disorders.
  • Supporting national osteoporosis societies to maximize their effectiveness in promoting bone, muscle and joint health.

Osteoporosis can lead to painful fractures, disability and early death. World Osteoporosis Day takes place every year on October 20, launching a year-long campaign. There are many campaigns happening to celebrate World Osteoporosis Day; so we encourage you to please get involved if you can.  More information on activities can be found here.

Here at More Than Mobility we do not want any disability to stop you from living independently or to disrupt your lifestyle. We therefore provide a wide range of disability and mobility products to suit your specific needs from mobility scooters, rise and recline chairs to a range of daily living aids all suitable for people with Osteoporosis.

Kind regards

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com

Arthritis Awareness Week 2014

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 by morethan

This week is National Arthritis Awareness Week (12th - 19th October).

Over at Arthritis Research UK they see the value in raising awareness of this disease. Their main goal is to take the pain away from people living with all forms of arthritis and helping them to remain active. Their theme this year is “Be A Pain Killer”. They’re encouraging people who have or has a loved one who has Arthritis to take their survey, in order to better understand the effects of arthritis on people’s lives.

Arthritis is a musculoskeletal disease, which can be very painful. The five main groups are; Inflammatory Arthritis, Degenerative or Mechanical Arthritis, Soft Tissue Musculoskeletal Pain, Back Pain and Connective Tissue Disease (CTD). There are many activities happening this week to celebrate Arthritis Awareness Week; so we encourage you to please get involved if you can.  More information on activities can be found here.

Here at More Than Mobility we do not want any disability to stop you from living independently or to disrupt your lifestyle. We therefore provide a wide range of disability and mobility products to suit your specific needs from mobility scooters, rise and recline chairs to a range of daily living aids all suitable for people with arthritis.

Kind regards

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com

£25 Off to Celebrate Older People’s Day: 1st October 2014

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 by morethan

Today, Wednesday 1st October 2014 is officially Older People’s Day – an international day created to recognise and celebrate the achievements and contributions that older people make to our society and economy.   It also is used to raise awareness about issues specially affecting the elderly.  This year theme is called “Full of Life” which challenges negative attitudes and outdated stereotypes.

We were wondering if you were doing anything specific in our community today to celebrate Older People’s Day?  There are lots of local activities happening throughout the UK so do take a look at what is on in your local area by visiting https://www.facebook.com/pages/UK-Older-Peoples-Day/216276475083239

Here at More Than Mobility we are joining in and offering all customers who place an order for some mobility products either online or in store today – £25 off when they spend over £250.   Please call 0800 046 3949 or visit one our mobility stores today to claim your £25 off!

Happy Older People Day!

Kind regards

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com

Don’t let your disability stop you from following your dreams!

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 by morethan

Sophie Stone who was a young deaf single mother when she won a place at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, is now getting recognition for her theatre and TV work.

Sophie Stone is getting ready to start a tour in the UK. She is the lead actress in a new play Woman of Flowers. The production by disabled playwright Kaite O’Reilly features a mixture of spoken and visual language, which is similar to Stone’s own journey in communication as a deaf person. The play is based on a Welsh myth, Woman of Flowers uses music, movement, speech and a sign-like visual language to tell the story of a farmer’s wife who has forgotten her past but wants a different future to the one chosen for her by her husband and his uncle.

It’s been 10 years since, as a 24-year-old single mother living in East London; she became the first deaf person to study at Rada. She has since performed at the National Theatre and with Deafinitely Theatre Company, and has appearances in TV’s Midsummer Murders, Casualty and Marchlands. How great!

She says she developed the ability to communicate later than most and didn’t start to express herself properly until joining a local drama club.  ”I was a very frustrated, repressed and angry child, who couldn’t articulate thoughts and feelings,” she says.

She says that facial expressions, breath, touch and relationships with others on stage helped her release those tensions. From that point, she began to talk and use words. “I loved the feeling of words in my mouth, learning how to say them and how to affect people with them.” On stage she now revels in the ability to connect and tell stories to others.

Here at More Than Mobility we think that all of Sophie’s achievements are fantastic and are testimony that you should not let your disability stop you from doing what you want to do!

We also provide FREE No Obligation Hearing Test in the comfort and privacy of your own home! Do visit our website for more information: www.morethanmobility.com

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Support Our Injured Servicemen and Women By Watching The Invictus Games

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 by morethan

From 10th to 14th September the Invictus games will take place. Over 400 competitors from 13 nations will take part in the Invictus Games, an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women. Teams will come from the armed forces of nations that have served alongside each other. The Games will use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation, and generate a wider understanding and respect of those who serve their country.

The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry and the Ministry of Defence would like to provide the general public with a unique opportunity for the public to support those who have made a personal sacrifice for others but focus on what they can achieve, post-injury. To find out more you can visit the Invictus Games website invictusgames.org.

We would like to encourage you to go and cheer on our wounded, injured and sick Servicemen. You can buy your tickets here.

Here at More Than Mobility we don’t want any disability to stop you from living independently or to disrupt your lifestyle. We therefore provide a wide range of mobility products to suit your specific needs. So do visit our website and take a look at some of our products on offer today!

More Than Mobility
www.morethanmobility.com

Don’t Miss: Get £25 OFF Rise & Recline Chairs This Autumn!

Monday, September 8th, 2014 by morethan

Have you been thinking about purchasing a Rise & Recline Chair? Well think no longer! We are offering you £25 OFF any Rise and Recline Chair over £500. We have a wonderful selection of chairs; with a range of different styles, colours and prices available. So you are sure to find one suitable for you and your home.

Riser recliner chairs are ideal purchase for people who suffer from mobility issues as they allow the user to get in and out of the chair easily as well as offering a comfortable chair to sit in.

To get £25 off simply enter offer code RISESEPT14 online or when you call 0800 046 3949 to place your order. Offer ends 31st October 2014. So shop today for FAST next day delivery!

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Wallhugger Rise & Recline Chair

Wallhugger Rise & Recline Chair

Comfortable, single motor chair that perfects when space is limited behind the chair! Choice of colours.

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Nevada Rise and Recliner Chair

Nevada Rise and Recliner Chair

Stylish dual motor chair allowing you to operate and move the leg rest and backrest independently – available in standard or petite size.  

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Leather Lars Rise & Recline Chair

Leather Lars Rise & Recline Chair

High quality leather contemporary styled chair in either single or dual motor. 

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Medina Cosi Rise & Recline Chair

Medina Cosi Rise & Recline Chair

Luxury dual motor rise and recline chair – choice of waterfall or button back in various sizes and colours.

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Senior Citizens Day in United States

Thursday, August 21st, 2014 by morethan

Today is National Senior Citizens Day in the US. Senior Citizens Day recognises and values contributions senior citizens make in communities across the United States.

Will there be any celebrations?

There will be several events and activities today to raise awareness of supporting older people and recognising their achievements. Some people will be raising awareness through social media and news stories, while others organise special community gatherings inviting senior citizens, their families, friends and volunteers. Some businesses will be giving special discounts or deals to senior citizens.

However some people celebrate Senior Citizens Day on August 14 as it was the day past US president Franklin Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act in 1935. However, in 1988 Ronald Reagan, who was the US president at the time, declared August 21 to be National Senior Citizens Day. This was established in honour of senior citizens in the US who made positive contributions in their communities. The day was also created to bring awareness of social, health, and economic issues that affect senior citizens.

Here in the UK we tend to celebrate Older Persons Day on 1st October.

Here at More Than Mobility we highly value the senior citizens in our communities and value the great contributions they have made in the past and still make today.

We would like to wish all our American cousins a Happy Senior Citizens Day!

More Than Mobility
www.morethanmobility.com

Can New Google Glasses Help Deaf People?

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 by morethan

There are many new technologies that can help people with disabilities but how well do they actually work? The new Google Glasses includes a small computer screen above your right eye. The glasses (which are not available for the general public to buy just yet) will include live subtitling 24/7 and calling up an in-vision interpreter at the touch of a button.

So what can you expect?

Once you wear the glasses you will see a small transparent screen, which will feel as though it is positioned somewhere in the distance, and is in sharp focus. The moment you get the screen into that position the possibilities feel real. The menu system is accessed in two ways. There is a touch screen on the side which can be swiped back and forth, up and down, and you tap to select the option you want. Google glass can also be used for live subtitling. Or you can control it by speaking, but this may be difficult if you’re deaf mind you. As saying “OK Glass” to activate voice commands can be a bit hit and miss if your voice is not clear.

It will also have a “wink to take a picture” setting and a live remote captioning software in the real world where the glasses will pick up discussions and describe conversations back to you.

Here at More Than Mobility we think the Google Glasses will be useful for some deaf people and we’re looking forward to seeing this being developed and launched.

We also provide FREE No Obligation Hearing Test in the comfort and privacy of your own home! Do visit our website for more information: www.morethanmobility.com or call 0800 046 3949.