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Stairlifts in Manchester Just Got A Cheaper

Monday, January 20th, 2014

This week we have a further 10% off all new and used stairlifts. Whether you are looking for a Stannah stair lift, Acorn Stairlift or Minivator Stairlift we have a massive clearance sale this week. Call today for a free no obligation quote for a new stairlift.

Our Top Tips To Get Fit For Free

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Theres no reason to pay heft gym fees to get fit this new year. Here are our top  tips how you can get fit for free

  1. The government guidelines recommend that we exercise for at least 30 minutes per day. This can seem quite daunting for some so we suggest you break it down to do 3 ten minute blasts, they can be just as effective.
  2. Fidget. The Mayo Clinic suggests that we increase our fidgeting habits. So while you are sitting doing not much try tapping your feet, switching positions pace up and down.
  3. Take a dog for a walk. If you haven’t got one, borrow one. Walking is a great form of exercise and its free. A brisk walk can burn upto 400 calories in an hour.
  4. Beat your rugs clean. Putting your rugs on a washing line and giving them a good whack would most certainly qualify as moderate exercise and you benefit from having nice clean rugs in the meantime!
  5. Increase your steps. Walk to the next bus stop. Hide your remotes so you have to manually to get up to turn the TV over. Take the stairs if you can instead of the lift.
  6. Take up gardening. Not only will you benefit from the nice fresh air digging will provide cardiovascular exercise.
  7. Put the radio and have a dance. Having a boogie whist doing your housework makes the chores more fun and you can burn calories in the mean time.
  8. Do your walking as your talking. When your on the phone walk around. You will burn calories without even noticing.

January Sale on All Stair lifts

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

During the month of January 2014 we have a massive sale on all our stairlifts ordered before the end of the month. Call us now to take advantage of the sale now on. Reconditioned stairlifts are being sold off from as little as £599 with New stairlifts starting at £1199

Flu jab

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

65 or over its vital must that you have a seasonal influenza injection this will help protect you at the time of the year when you are most vulnerable.

Flu is not simply a bad cold and it can increase your risk of more serious illness, so help protect yourself by having a seasonal flu jab

flu is a highly infectious disease caused by viruses that are always changing. You need a flu jab every year because a new vaccine is produced to target those viruses most likely to be in circulation.

Am I eligible for a free seasonal flu jab?

Some people are more susceptible to the effects of flu as it can increase their risk of something more serious, such as bronchitis or pneumonia. Catching flu can also make some existing conditions worse.

The vaccination is recommended if you’re aged 65 and over, and you should consider it regardless of your age if you have certain health conditions such as a heart problem or a chronic breathing problem (e.g. bronchitis or emphysema); or if you have had a stroke, mini-stroke, diabetes, chronic kidney/liver disease; or if you have lowered immunity.

If you are the main carer for an older person or someone with one of the above conditions, speak to your GP, as he or she may recommend that you are vaccinated too.

Stairlift Massive Clearout Sale

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Right now Stairlifts Manchester are clearing out their stores and in doing so are offering massive discounts on all new and used stairlifts.

Sir Alex Fergusion opens disabled living centre

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

 

Manchester United Manager, Sir Alex Ferguson took a time out of the world of football , Sir Alex was at the launch of the Disabled Living and Salford City Council to open their new £750,000 purpose-built, state of the art ‘Disabled Living Centre’.

Sir Alex spent the afternoon learning all about Disabled Living’s new headquarters and range of services, taking a tour of the brand new building, meeting staff and users and unveiling a special plaque.

Located in Burrows House, Worsley, the Disabled Living Centre has been developed in partnership with Salford Disability Equipment Services to provide a ‘centre of excellence for assistive technology.’

The Centre will provide free independent advice, and information to ensure disabled people living in the Northwest are able to make informed choices to lead an easier, safer and more independent life.

The centre will include ‘real life’ demonstration areas such as a living room, bedroom, bathroom and two kitchens for users to try out equipment in a safe environment.

There are also a number of training areas for health and social care professionals. The New Year will see the opening of a Simplyhealth retail shop to compliment existing services

Our 10 tips for better ageing

Friday, March 30th, 2012

1. Eat a healthy diet

  • Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables – aim for five portions a day.
  • Too much salt increases your risk of high blood pressure and stroke. Check food labels for the salt content, particularly in processed meats, savoury snacks, biscuits, bacon, soups and ready meals.
  • Too much saturated fat raises cholesterol and increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. Foods high in saturated fat include biscuits, cakes, pastries, sausages, meat pies, fatty meat and cheese.
  • Don’t drink too much alcohol. Know how many units you are drinking, and speak to your GP if you find yourself regularly having a drink to help you cope.

2. Exercise

You don’t have to join an exercise class or the gym – things like gardening, playing tennis or bowls, or going for a brisk walk can be just as effective.

Just make sure you check with your doctor if you have a condition or haven’t exercised in a while. 

 3. Don’t smoke

It’s never too late to feel the benefits of giving up smoking. Ask your GP or pharmacist about local one-to-one or group support and anti-smoking medication.

4. Get regular health checkups

Speak to your GP if there is a family history of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, This helps identify any problems before symptoms arise.

Don’t ignore invites for a flu jab  or cancer screening. NHS screening programmes for breast, bowel and cervical cancer are there to pick up problems at an early stage.

5. Protect your eyes

Take advantage of free NHS sight tests if you’re eligible. Have your eyes checked every two years, or annually if you are aged 70 or over.

6. Have a positive attitude about ageing

Research shows that older people who have a positive attitude to ageing, and who work with the changes it brings, tend to have better health and live longer than those who see only the negatives.

Devoting time to old friends and favourite hobbies is important – but remember to explore new interests too. It’s easy to meet new friends, try new activities or share something you enjoy in your local area.

7. Avoid excessive sun exposure 9. Get sufficient good-quality sleep

Getting a decent night’s sleep isn’t just about beating tiredness. Good-quality sleep has additional health benefits, such as reducing your risk of depression , lowering inflammation, helping stress and even improving your heart  While it’s good to get outside and enjoy good weather, it’s important that you take precautions when the sun is out. There are odd occasions when very high temperatures and humidity can present a risk to health, and many of us can be particularly susceptible to heat-related illness.

Inward and Outward Walk-in Bath Doors

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Inward and Outward Walk-in Bath Doors

When choosing your walk in bath there are a number of decisions to be made to suit your needs, one being a very important part of the bath and your bathroom – the bath door.

Why should you choose an inward or outward swinging door?

The older style walk in baths normally have an outward door but the inward door style is becoming very popular and the new designs are now mainly inward doors.

Below are the main points to consider when deciding between an inward and outward opening door.

Watertight Seal around the Door

The inward door has a watertight seal which should prevent any leaks whilst in the bath as the water pressure holds the door shut, but with the outward door there is a chance the water could leak around the seal causing a risk of slipping when you exit the bath and causing possible damage to your bathroom floor.

Opening and Closing the Door

To open and close the outward door you have to reach out and open from the outside of the bath but with the inward door you open from inside the bath which is much easier whilst in the sitting position. Also there is no obstruction from the inward door if left open but the outward door could cause an obstruction making it a potential risk to persons using the bathroom and if the bath has just been used the water could drip from the door onto the floor making it slippery.

Space to use the Door

With an outward opening door you have to take into consideration where the sanitary goods are in the bathroom as this could prevent the outward door opening as the goods could be in the way. You won’t need to worry about this if you choose an inward opening door as it only takes the space inside the bath.

On most designs even though the door is opening inside the bath there should be enough space for you to get in and out easily. This would be advisable to try when you are looking at the models as it is important you can get in and out with ease.

Opening the Door whilst in the Bath

The outward door can be accidentally opened whilst the walk in bath is being used but this is not the case with an inward door due to the water pressure closing the door tight. You can get out of the outward opening door quickly which is an advantage if there is an emergency but with the inward door you have to wait until all the water has been drained away

Free bus passes for elderly may be cut by councils after Government

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Is this the  end of free bus travel ?

 All bus operators will need to cut back on free bus travel  if subsidies are cut – and the pensioned people   could miss out

Free bus travel for the pensioned could be cut back due to budget cuts.

A time limit may be imposed on when passes are valid, in what campaigners warn will be the beginning of the end for concessionary travel.

Pensioners and the disabled are currently entitled to free off-peak travel in England.

These could include axing bus routes through rural areas or large estates, leaving vulnerable residents isolated.

Those eligible are entitled to free off-peak travel on local buses anywhere in England.

Local councils also offer other concessions including free travel during the morning peak, community transport services, reduced rail fares or companion passes. These usually apply only in the local area.

Afternoon Activities for the Elderly

Thursday, March 1st, 2012
  1. Visiting a Park
    • What better way to enjoy a sunny afternoon than visiting a local park? Parks are an ideal place to spend an afternoon because they accommodate a great range of activities, set up a picnic or simply take in the sights and fresh air. Regardless of how much physicality you’re up for, a park makes for a fine setting.

Museums and Libraries

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    • If you or friends and family aren’t feeling outdoorsy at the moment, a visit to a museum or a library might be in the cards. Not only are both places full of interesting sights and facts, they appeal to those like peace and quiet. Museums and libraries often provide accommodations like wheelchairs for seniors, so call ahead if you’d like special arrangements.

Senior Centres

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    • Dedicated centres for senior recreation exist all over the country. Visitors can participate in organized activities such as arts and crafts fairs, games like billiards, and exercise programs tailored to seniors. Senior centres also hold health and wellness programs and provide screenings for blood pressure and hearing, and even daily meal programs. Perhaps most important, senior centres are great places to meet other people and make new friends.

New Hobbies

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    • Hobbies are a way of doing something enjoyable while keeping the mind sharp at the same time. Whether it be knitting, painting or even learning a new language, pursuing a passion is a most rewarding experience. Many schools offer seniors the chance to take or audit classes at a reduced charge or for no charge at all.

Videogames

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    • The days of videogames being a strictly sedentary activity for kids are over. Videogames popular with the senior crowd include Wii Sports and Wii Fit because of their use of actual player movement for control simulates bowling, baseball and exercising. Other games like Brain Training for the Nintendo DS handheld provide puzzles designed to exercise your brain muscle