Fact: Aging is not an option. Everybody gets old. But given the choice, most seniors would prefer to grow old in their own homes, where everything is familiar and they can enjoy independence and privacy.
The problem for many seniors is a lack of mobility, along with barriers that prevent them from doing their everyday activities.
Packages on a top shelf are now just out of reach. Climbing a flight of stairs becomes a challenge. Going to the bathroom without help is more difficult. Even walking is dangerous: a slip and fall are enough to put some seniors in the hospital.
Fortunately, there are now ways to make everyday life easier and safer for seniors. And a new store on the Bayview strip in Leaside can show you how to do it.
Mobility for Life at 1727 Bayview Ave. provides a wide range of products and safety equipment for seniors — and anyone else who needs a bit of extra help getting around — including scooters, walkers, manual and power wheelchairs, stair lifts, ramps and bathroom safety accessories.
“We provide solutions for a barrier-free life” says Michel Tordjman, owner and principal managing director of the company. “We chose Leaside because it has an increasing number of seniors who may require our products and services.
“Leaside is a high-density residential area and is close to Sunnybrook Hospital as well as the Mt. Pleasant Therapy Centre,” he added.
“Our showroom location makes it easy and convenient for potential customers to see and try out our equipment. We also offer at-home consulting including an environmental home assessment at no charge and with no obligation.”
Mobility for Life focuses on personalized customer service to assess client needs.
“What separates us from our competition is our dedication to customer satisfaction and going the extra mile in satisfying the needs of our customers,” he said.
“For example, a customer was told on a Saturday that he would be released from a rehabilitation facility the next day – a Sunday – even though he required a number of home care devices and equipment at his home. Within four hours of receiving the order, we delivered and installed everything he needed at his home on the same day.”
As the population ages, solutions like those offered by Mobility for Life will help Leasiders “age in place” gracefully and with fewer barriers.