Archive for October, 2014

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