Have you ever been recommended a product to help keep you mobile or reduce fall risk? Customer reviews and star ratings are essential tools to making educated decisions on what product is right for you or a loved one. We've gone one step further and asked Eskaton residents which smart phone applications and mobility devices they prefer. Check out this list.
Senior Tested Apps
Click to download for your iPhone, iPad or Android device
iStand Falls Prevention Exercise Program
This app turns your phone into your personal trainer. Watch exercises focused on improving strength, flexibility and balance. Click to download: available for iPad
Yoga for Adults and Seniors: Turn your home into your personal yoga studio. Get access to exercises that focus on increasing mobility and flexibility. Click to download: available for iPhone
Elder Tips to Staying Mobile
Walk at least 7,000 steps a day with the Garmin Vivofit 3 Fitness Tracker. Clea Meyers credits walking as the best way to stay healthy. At 100 years old, she walks 7,000 steps without a walker.
Clea and Jeannie take an afternoon walk at Eskaton Village Carmichael.
Jeannie Jones, 97, tested and approved the Nova Traveler 3-wheel walker. Although it doesn't have a seat, she feels it is more all-terrain, allowing her access to more locations. Jeannie recently installed a Duro-Med Wheelchair & Walker Cup Holder to make it easier for her to get her cup of coffee every morning in the Eskaton Village Carmichael cafe.
Globe-trotter Larry North (pictured below) started using trekking poles years ago. Now at 80 years old, his pole has trekked more than 1,000 miles in countries around the world.