Archive for January, 2016

Cancer Talk Week: Support to Help Feelings of Loneliness

Thursday, January 28th, 2016 by morethan

This week 25th – 29th January is Cancer Talk Week. This year the key discussion is about why it’s often hard to talk honestly about cancer.

Patients, friends, family members, partners, colleagues and carers – anyone can feel down about the impact cancer is having on their lives. And this can lead to feelings of loneliness.

If you or a family member are suffering from loneliness due to cancer but assured you are not alone and there is support to help you.   We recommend you visit the Macmillan Cancer Support website for help and support:

The Online Community is one of the biggest cancer peer support networks in Europe and consists of forums, blogs, and a brand new ‘Ask the Expert’ section, which hosts online Q&A sessions with Macmillan’s nurses and other health professionals.

For carers Macmillan have advice on being there for someone with cancer and how to cope with the impact on your own life.

Don’t delay! Join the conversation. Follow the hashtag #GreenNotBlue, to keep up to date with all our conversation around Cancer Talk Week.

More Than Mobility have been long supports Cancer Awareness and we have a vast array of mobility products that help cancer patients.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility Team

Don’t Miss Out: £50 OFF Mobility Offer Ending Soon!

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 by morethan

For the month of January have been offering customers a £50 SAVING when you spend over £500 on mobility products!

This limited time offer is coming to an end this weekend so do take a look at our website and browse through our fantastic range of mobility products including our wide range of mobility scooters, rise and recline chairs, wheelchairs, adjustable beds, bathing & toileting products and daily living aids.

Please quote NY2016 when ordering online or by phone.

SAVE Money On A New Rise & Recline Chair

Is it time for a new Rise & Recline Chair now you can SAVE £50?  Electric riser and recliner chairs are ideal purchases for people who suffer from mobility issues; as they allow the user to get in and out of their chair with ease.

We stock a selection of single motor and dual motor chairs so you will be sure to find one suitable for yourself or a friend.

Our top three popular Rise & Recline Chairs are:

  1. Wallhugger Rise & Recline Chair – perfect when needing to save space
  2. Santana Rise & Recline Chair – choice of single or dual motor in either fabric or leather options
  3. Medina Rise & Recline Chair – luxury dual motor chair allowing you to operate both sections of the chair separately

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

P.S.  Don’t forget that all deliveries on orders over £100 are FREE!    Choose between FREE courier delivery or engineer set up and delivery.

Fireside Chairs & New Year £50 Off Offer!

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 by morethan

More Than Mobility are a leading UK supplier of high quality, low price fireside chairs. Our extensive, stunning collection includes a range of lovely high back and high seat fireside chairs.

High back fireside chairs have been developed to provide comfort for sufferers of back pain, the elderly, less able and offer excellent head, neck and lumbar support.

The soft, inviting seats and back cushions have been designed for hours of comfortable relaxation and come in a choice of colours and fabric.

Cannington Fireside Chair

Traditional fireside chair with luxurious waterfall back, elegant scroll arms and wings.   Manufactured in the UK from birch wood.

The Cannington Fireside Chair comes with a zipped waterfall back design for neck, back and lumbar support and pocket sprun seat base offering super soft comfort.

Choice of chair sizes, fabric and leg colours.

Jubilee Fireside Chair

Designed with the elderly in mind, the Restwell Jubilee Fireside Chair offers fireside elegance with excellent head, neck and

Hand built hard wood frame is beautifully compact and is ideal where space is at a premium. Back carelumbar support. With soft, inviting seats and back cushions they have been designed for hours of comfortable relaxation.

lumbar support and firm seat for extra support to the lower back.  Wooden knuckles and hand grips to help you rise easily and to minimise fabric wear on the traditionally upholstered arms.

Queen Anne Fireside Chair

With soft, inviting seats and back cushions the Queen Anne Fireside Chair has been designed for hours of

comfortable relaxation.The hand built hard wood frame is beautifully compact and is ideal where space is at a premium. Back care lumbar support and firm seat for extra support to the lower back. Built on the sturdiest of frames for maximum stability, represents an important safety feature. The seat cushions are reversible for even wear and removable for easy cleaning.

Available in Sage, Crimson and Biscuit colour fabrics.

New Year £50 Offer

Don’t forget that we offer FREE Postage on all our Fireside Chairs plus if you buy before 31st January then you can take advantage of our £50 off New Year Offer when you spend over £500.   Please quote NY2016 when ordering online or by phone.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility Team

Keep Healthy This Year by Drinking Less!

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 by morethan

Last week’s updated drinking guidance by the Department of Health came as a bit of a shock to us all who like a drink in moderation each week.   The new reduced recommended drinking limits have been announced in light of recent research with the aim to help keep health risks low.

Men and women should now drink no more than 14 units of alcohol a week – the equivalent of six pints of average strength beer or seven glasses of wine.The rules also say that it’s best not to “save up units” and drink them all in one go and to make sure you have alcohol-free days.

However a leading doctor has further warned that Britain faces a “timebomb” of serious illnesses such as dementia, braindamage and liver disease because older people are drinking too much.

“The number of older people drinking unsafely and unhealthily is rising at an alarming rate, putting their health at risk and further strain on NHS services,” said Dr Tony Rao, Britain’s leading expert on drinking.

More older people are admitted to hospital in England every year for mental and behavioural disorders related to alcohol use (11,373) than for alcohol-related liver disease (9,890). The number of 60- to 74-year-olds treated as in-patients for mental and behavioural disorders – including alcohol dependence and alcohol withdrawal – has almost doubled over the past decade, from 5,074 in 2005-06 to 9,492 in 2014-15. Among those aged 75 and older, the figure has risen from 1,265 to 1,881 over the same period. Both increases far outstrip the growth in the elderly population.

The proportion of admissions among those aged 60 or over for any reason caused by alcohol-induced mental and behavioural disorders has also risen from 13% to 17% over that period.

More over-60s are also being hospitalised for alcohol-related brain damage, a condition known as Korsakoff Syndrome, which is similar to dementia. It involves acute loss of memory caused by long-term heavy drinking and is irreversible. Numbers are small but the trend is sharply upwards. Just 149 over-60s were admitted with the syndrome in 2005-06, but in 2014-15 the figure was 376.

For more information on this article please visit The Guardian website and for more information on tackling issues please see the Alcohol Concern website.

Finally if one of your family or friends is suffering with dementia to take a look at our range of mobility products which can help with this condition.  This includes wheelchairs, walking aids, bed & chair products, adapted clothing and daily living aids.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility Team

NEW YEAR OFFER: £50 OFF when you spend over £500!*

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 by morethan

Happy New Year.  We wish you a happy and healthy one for you and your family.

Now that the holiday festivities have come to an end we have created a special New Year offer for you to take advantage of and to cheer you up.

To celebrate the start of 2016 we are offering a special January £50 OFF your next More Than Mobility order when you spend over £500*.  Please quote NY2016 when ordering online or by phone.

*£50 off available on all More Than Mobility orders over £500 when ordering between Tuesday 6th January until 31st January 2016.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility Team

Start as we mean to go on: Keeping Fit for the New Year!

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 by morethan

We have all eaten and drunk too much over the festive season so now it is time to work it off. To improve health; older adults should try to do two types of physical activity each week: aerobic and strength exercises.

NHS guidelines for older adults aged 65 and over who are generally fit and have no health conditions should aim do the following exercises:

  • try to be active daily and do at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity such as cycling or walking every week, and
  • strength exercises on two or more days a week that work all the major muscles (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms).

You should also try to break up long periods of sitting with light activity, as sedentary behaviour is now considered an independent risk factor for ill health, no matter how much exercise you do.

Older adults are also at risk of falls, such as people with weak legs, poor balance and some medical conditions.  Therefore if possible do exercises to improve balance and co-ordination on at least two days a week. Examples include yoga, tai chi and dancing.

Moderate activity will raise your heart rate and make you breathe faster and feel warmer. One way to tell if you’re exercising at a moderate level is if you can still talk, but you can’t sing the words to a song.

Examples of activities that require moderate effort for most people include:

  • walking
  • water aerobics
  • ballroom and line dancing
  • riding a bike on level ground or with few hills
  • pushing a lawn mower

Daily chores such as shopping, cooking or housework don’t count towards your 150 minutes, because the effort isn’t enough to raise your heart rate, but they are important nonetheless, as they break up periods of sitting.

For more information on physical activity guidelines for older adults please visit the NHS website.

Finally to help you with your New Year exercise campaign do take a look at our More Than Mobility pedal exerciser. Enjoy exercising while reading or watching TV in your own home.  This lightweight portable pedal exerciser comes with a digital display (showing time spent and calories burnt) and assists in restoring muscle strength, circulation, co-ordination and fitness.  You can use on the floor for lower body or on the table for arm exercises.  Only £29.99!

Happy Exercising!

More Than Mobility Team