It’s no secret that ever since mobility scooters, travelling around has become a breeze. With so many different ways to use your scooter, we’ve put together a list of the top 5 ways to ride around.
1. The shops
Before, the shopping centre might have been a daunting, never-ending hallway, your new mobility scooter will allow you to make laps around the other shoppers. There are now a range of portable mobility scooters that fold up to easily fit in a car boot, making them transportable to the shopping centre. If you have problems lifting the scooters, a portable hoist is just what you need. This bad-boy is ideal for getting your mobility scooter (or electric wheelchair) into the car boot. It then folds down in seconds and is so compact it can be put into the boot of the car next to the portable scooter. A win-win situation.
2. On Vacation
There's no one on this earth that loves to vacation like Australians. In fact, it seems the older we get, the more we love to travel.
According the a study by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the top 3 travelling age groups are:
- Ages 50-54 (9.4%)
- Ages 45-49 (9.3%)
- Ages 25-29 (9.3%)
And it's now getting easier than ever to travel, with a large range of mobility scooters that include an Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) making them plane-safe (subject to your airline's requirements).
These gorgeous little machines are fitted with lithium batteries that allow them to travel on to the plane, and have varying weight carrying capacities to suit a range of drivers.
They're also ideal for cruise ships.
Don't believe us? Check out our customers using them on holidays below.
Whether you are scooting your way through the city of love, or bustling around the big apple, our with plane safe and easy to fold scooters such as our Brio range, or the S21M Manual Scooter make flying easy.
3. On the Beach
The first complaint we hear from customers that have become limited with their mobility is that they feel they can't do the things they used to love. Some times this involves the independence of holidays, going to the shops or getting out into their neighbourhood. But most commonly we hear people say that they miss getting out to the beach and enjoying quality time with friends and family on Australia's coastlines.
The right all-terrain or semi all-terrain mobility scooter or electric wheelchair can make these wishes a reality in an instant.
For those wanting to tackle soft and hard sand, the beach all-terrain electric wheelchair is the right man for the job.
Those wanting to tackle hard sand will find solace in the Aviator S8X mobility scooter. This machine is ideal for a range of terrains including hard sand. Check out the video below to learn more about how this machine has changed Jeff's life.
4. stRolling through the Park
Nothing beats Australia's wildlife - and there's no better place to see this wildlife than out and about in your neighbourhood and local park.
Getting outdoors is a great way to unwind, relax and take a beat. If you're local to a city, you will find a list of activities in the park on your council website. To make this easier, we have dropped a lift of council events websites below.
The great thing about these activities is that they're inclusive of a range of abilities and a great way to meet people in your area. You can even participate in the soothing art of gardening.
The ideal scooter to get out into your local park is a mid-range mobility scooter like the Mantra, the Venus S9, or the Zen Portable Mobility Scooter.
Find events in your neighbourhood here
5 - Golfing
If you're not in to council parks, and more in to the greens, a mobility scooter that can get you out on the grass may be just the thing you need.
You're in the prime of your life, the days are golden, it's time to spend it the way you've been dreaming since you were a child - out cutting some grass on the greens.
It's time to perfect your swing, and get off scratch. Spend your days perfecting until the Masters calls your name.
Jason Day, Tiger Woods, they will all have nothing on you once you get out in your Heartway Golf mobility scooter.