Posts Tagged ‘portable mobility scooter’

Mobility Christmas Gift Shop

Monday, December 4th, 2017 by morethan

Finding Christmas gifts can be a nightmare. But don’t worry, More Than Mobility has loads of great goodies to go under your tree! Buying Christmas presents is a breeze thanks to our carefully selected useful categories, which allow you to shop by amount you want to spend.

To make it easier for you; we have created our one-stop Christmas Gift Shop which has a range of mobility and disability gift ideas specifically selected according to quality and price offering you a range of gift ideas for all the family.   Prices start from as little £3.99!

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Buying for your loved one, Mum and Dad or your grandparents? You’ll find something to please everyone amongst our gifts for him and her. A sack full of stocking fillers will also make faces light up on Xmas morning.

Gifts under £10BACK SCRUB

Gifts under £25

Gifts under £50

Gifts over £50

Please visit our website for the other great Christmas Gifts we have to offer.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

P.S.  Please note that the last order date for guaranteeing goods to be with you before Christmas is Noon Wednesday 20th December 2017.

Travelling with a Mobility Scooter on a Plane

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 by morethan

It’s the summer holiday season but concerned about taking your mobility scooter abroad with you and on a plane  – how easy is it and is it safe?

If you are planning a trip abroad check out these useful tips and information on taking a mobility scooter on a airplane:

  • Most airlines will be more than happy to take your mobility scooter on board.  However if it important to check with the airline you are flying with (ideally before you book) if the airline has restrictions relating to equipment – these can vary depending on who you fly with.
  • You need to book in advance with the airline for your mobility scooter to go with you on the plane.  We recommend that you should tell your airline, travel agent or tour operator as soon as possible if you’re taking on a battery-powered wheelchair or mobility scooter.   Don’t just turn up at the airport and expect to take your mobility scooter with you as you might not be able to.
  • The official government guidelines state that if you are travelling to a European airport and have a disability, then you can travel with up to two items of mobility equipment free of charge.  They should not be counted as part of your baggage allowance (depending on size).
  • You will need to give the airline some information in advance about the mobility equipment, including its make, weight, size and model.  This is to enable that is loaded and stowed safely during the flight and it is not a fire risk.
  • You might also want to take the operating manual with you including details on how it collapses (if possible) as this could be useful for the airline staff and prevents any issues when loading your equipment into the hold.
  • You will not be able to take your own wheelchair or mobility scooter into the passenger cabin of a plane – it will be stored in the hold. Speak to your airline to find out what help they’ll provide when boarding.
  • Don’t forget to take your mobility scooter battery charger and a suitable plug for the country you are flying to.  Also it might be worth taking a spare key with you – just in case!
  • Check the local laws for driving mobility scooters in the country you are visiting – they can vary from country to country so it’s important to familiarise yourself with any differences.
  • We recommend that you travel with a companion if you are not self-reliant, e.g. you need help with feeding, breathing, using medication or using the toilet. The airline you’re flying with will do their best to make sure you sit next to each other, so long as you tell them at least 48 hours before departure.

At More Than Mobility we sell a range of portable mobility scooters that would be suitable to take away with you whilst travelling. Do take a look at our portable mobility scooter range including the best-selling Mobie Foldable Portable Mobility Scooter – one of the smallest, lightest, quickest assembled compact mobility scooter on the market!

The Mobie portable mobility scooter transforms from a small suitcase size product to a full size, usable, powerful mobility scooter in less than 5 seconds!   Easy to use, compact size with a small turning circle this portable mobility scooter makes it a great drive both indoors and outdoors.   Also it lightweight lithium battery makes it approved on virtually all airlines making it the most flexible product to take on holiday.

Please visit our website for more great travel mobility products.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Spring has begun! Time for a Mobility Scooter Health Check

Thursday, March 30th, 2017 by morethan

Spring time has officially begun and as the weather gets warmer you will probably be out and about more, so we recommend you have a mobility scooter health check so you don’t have any issues when you are out and about this spring/summer.

Your mobility scooter or electric wheelchair manual outlines the basic maintenance that your mobility scooter or powerchair requires. Like a car, your mobility equipment requires an annual service. The service will check the mechanical operation of the scooter as well as your batteries, and will ensure that everything is functioning as it should. Here are More Than Mobility our service engineers are fully manufacturer qualified so we can organise a service for you at a time of your convenience.

Some general tips on checking your mobility scooter or electric wheelchair:

Cleaning

  • Wash off any dirt and dust
  • Keep your mobility scooter as dry as possible – this will help prevent rust.

Weather Protection

  • In wet weather it’s a good idea to have protective covers for yourself and your mobility scooter to stay dry.  Especially important for those April showers!
  • Storage covers are handy for keeping the dust and rain off your mobility scooter whilst not in use. Mobility scooter stores have a more rigid frame and will stand up to being left out in strong conditions and have additional security features.

Batteries

  • Batteries need to be charged regularly to keep them working efficiently. Always adhere to the battery manufacturer’s guidelines; they typically recommend charging for between 8 and 10 hours at a time and even if you are not using your mobility product on a daily basis we recommend that you charge the batteries at least twice per week.
  • Only use the charger that you have been supplied with your mobility scooter or powerchair.  Using an incompatible battery charger is likely to be detrimental to battery life.  If you need a new charger then let us know and we can get one sent out to you.
  • During cold weather and when the mobility scooter is not in use, the batteries will gradually lose their charge and could decay if they are left in a discharged state.
  • New mobility scooter and powerchair batteries start from as little as £55 per pair.

Tyres

  • All tyres will wear and tear, inspect them regularly to check they are still safe.

Service

  • It is recommended that you have your mobility scooter serviced by a qualified engineer every year, especially if it is used on the road.
  • Many of the key working parts of a mobility scooter are hidden beneath the body shell and require specialist knowledge and tools to access.
  • It is important to remember that a mobility scooter still has critical safety elements such as brakes which need to be checked. This is even more important on class 3 scooters that are used on the road at higher speeds.

Here at More Than Mobility; we repair and service all makes of mobility products both purchased or not purchased from us.  Our nationwide chains of local engineers is on hand and are available to help with any repairs, services or new batteries that you require on your mobility products.

If you have any problems please give us a call on 0800 046 3949 and we can arrange for a local engineer to come to your home to repair it or give your product a service.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

6 Ways to Get Healthy After Christmas and New Year

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 by morethan

We have all probably had a bit too much to drink or eat over the last few weeks but now it is time to get back to healthy living! Drinking and eating with family and friends is fun but it does have its cons if you always going over the limit.

Lose weight

One of the most popular New Year resolutions is to lose weight but we all know how difficult it is to commit to especially if want immediate success.   Beware of the quickie cures as it is far better to lose weight in a controlled and healthy way which is therefore more likely to stay off.

Take up an exercise class

If you have taken a break from your usual fitness routine over the holidays or you fancy trying something new, ease yourself back into an exercise schedule by enrolling in a flexible class that will cater to your needs. Click here to find an over 60’s exercise class near you!

Quit alcohol for a month

If you’ve indulged in a Christmas and New Year tipple, or two, consider giving up drink for a month (e.g. Dry January or Dry February) to allow your body to regain a healthy balance. Studies have shown that abstinence for just one month can have a positive effect.

Cut down on the sugar

Stocked up on sugar-filled Christmas treats for your home? Consider cutting down on your sugar intake after New Year to allow your body to recover! As a rule, if a food packet contains a long list of ingredients, sugar is likely to be a dominant component of the product – check the packet before purchase.

Take it easy

Christmas and New Year can be a source of stress as well as cheer. Expectations are high and family tensions can be too. One of the best ways to get back into a healthy routine is to familiarise yourself with a good night’s sleep and your usual methods of relaxation at home. If you’ve noticed that stress has become an issue, use this quieter time of the year to identify possible stress causes and triggers which you can get help for in the year.

Reassess your diet

Wholegrain foods, lean meat, and low-fat dairy products can be eaten alongside fruit and vegetables to put a stop those feelings of hunger. Watch this video on Smart Snacking for top tips on the benefits of wisely planned snacks throughout the day.

Good luck and stay healthy.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Hiring a Mobility Scooter or Wheelchair while in Northamptonshire!

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 by morethan

Do you enjoy shopping at the Weston Favell Shopping Centre in Northamptonshire in between Northampton, Wellingborough and Kettering? Looking for ideas for how to take the load off while shopping?

Then why not hire a mobility scooter or wheelchair from our More Than Mobility Northampton store for a couple of hours while you are out and about! That way you can carry more shopping and stay out for longer periods of time!

The hire scheme is open to anyone, young or old’ whether your disability is temporary or permanent and anyone who needs help with mobility.   Visitors will not need to be registered disabled to hire a product but must be capable or operating it which is at the discretion of our trained and experienced staff.

Pricing:  £3 for either a mobility scooter or wheelchair per day.

If you would like to hire a wheelchair or mobility scooter we highly recommend you reserve it in advance by calling 01604 407702 or by visiting our store at 25 Weston Favell Shopping Centre, Northampton NN3 8JZ.  We are located on the ground floor opposite the toilets.

Alternatively if you are looking to buy a new mobility scooter or wheelchair then do have a look at our wide range either online or visit our Northampton Store for a test drive.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

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

www.morethanmobility.com

Do you use a mobility scooter on the train?

Monday, November 9th, 2015 by morethan

Do you use a Mobility Scooter on the train or would you like to but currently not able to? If so then you might be able to help.

There is a customer survey currently being organised by the rail companies to develop guidance for passengers, rail staff and managers on the safe use of scooters at stations and on board trains.  The survey aims to:

  • Understand the experiences and views of scooter users who currently travel by train withtheir scooter.
  • Find out why some mobility scooter users do not currently travel by train.
  • Explore what would make it easier to travel by train with a scooter.

Click here to complete the mobility scooter survey. As a thank you for taking part, ITP (Integrated Transport Planning) is offering respondents the opportunity to enter a prize draw for £150 of high street vouchers.

More Than Mobility have a wide range of Mobility Scooters and Electric Wheelchairs to choose from.  Please visit our website to view our spectacular range.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Mobie Foldable Portable Mobility Scooter

Saturday, November 7th, 2015 by morethan

Here at More Than Mobility we are dedicated to finding mobility products that make life easy for our customers.  We have in stock one of the smallest, lightest and quickest assembled compact mobility scooter -.the Mobie Folding Portable Mobility Scooter. Perfect to take with you when getting out and about visiting friends and family or travelling abroad.

This unique folding mobility scooter transforms from a small suitcase size product to a full size, usable, powerful mobility scooter in less than 5 seconds!

The Mobie is perfect for people who currently use a portable 4mph mobility scooter that they have to dismantle and breakdown to fit into the car boot, but would like a mobility scooter that makes life easier by loading simpler and faster plus offers no problems when looking for storage space in your home!

The Mobie offers you the freedom to ride, pull or carry!

  • Freedom to buy the car you want.
  • Freedom to travel where you want and with who you want
  • Freedom to go on holiday: By Plain, By Train, By Bus, By Coach or By Car

Features

Its lightweight lithium battery and weight of just 22.8kg makes it approved on virtually all airlines and cruises making it the a flexible product to take on holiday. Its high seat is specifically designed to get you noticed and its flexible chassis means on uneven surfaces all 4 wheels stay in contact with the ground.  Its 200w motor has the power to tackle inclines with ease.

The Mobie is manufactured by Monarch and has been designed with 4 wheels for additional comfort and stability.  It comes with the latest lithium polymer battery that weighs just 1.8kg and takes less than 3 hours to fully charge giving the user a range up to max 6-8 miles (additional spare battery available).

Available in red, white or blue and FREE delivery within 2 working days.  Please see are website for more information on the Mobie Mobility Scooter or take a look at this video for more information on the product:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=U9ghYhu2WPc

Best wishes

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com

Our Mobility Summer Offer Is Coming To An End Tomorrow!

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 by morethan

For the months of June and July we have been running a Summer Mobility Offer of £50 off when you spend £500. This offer is coming to an end tomorrow so please shop before July 31st (midnight tomorrow) to avoid missing this opportunity.   It is a great time to stock up on a new mobility scooter or wheelchair to help you get out and about this summer!

Please quote SUMMER50 when ordering online or by phone.

Kind Regards

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Come and Visit Us at the South West Caravan & Motorhome Show, Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge This Weekend for some great Show Offers!

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 by morethan

More Than Mobility will be having a stand at the South West Caravan & Motorhome Show this weekend Friday 10th –Sunday 12th July at the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge.   If you are in the Devon or Cornwall area do come to visit either for the day or camp overnight – there is plenty to see and do.

We will have lots of NEW mobility scooters, wheelchairs & useful daily living aids – come and see us. We would be delighted to see you at the show – do drop by and say hello and we will be delighted to demo any of the products on show for you.

For more information and directions to get to the show please click here.  The show opens daily from 10am – 5pm (4pm on Sunday).

Best wishes

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com