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Rules For Mobility Scooter Users

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You’ve read up on all the buying advice and chosen your mobility scooter. You may already have taken delivery of a new vehicle. Now you will want to make sure you are up to date with any legal requirements and know the rules and regulations that will affect you. Is there a highway code for mobility scooter users, do you need tax, MOT, insurance or a driving licence?

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How to choose a suitable mobility scooter

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If you are thinking of buying a mobility scooter, you will want to know what to look for and how to make sure you get the right model for you. There is a bewildering range out there with different features, advantages and disadvantages. Here’s a handy and easy to follow guide to some of the most important points to consider, to make sure you choose a suitable mobility scooter. This includes a brief look at different types of batteries, travelling by car, rail and air with mobility scooters and a look at the pros and cons of buying second-hand.
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Mobility scooter buying guide

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This mobility scooter buying guide will help if you are thinking of buying a mobility scooter, this guide gives you a brief introduction to mobility scooters, including a summary of the different classes of scooters and their pros and cons. It looks at some of the rules and regulations for users, including legal requirements, an outline of operating controls, and of course, a guide to choosing the right mobility scooter for you. It offers a useful introduction to some of the factors you will need to consider while deciding which vehicle is right for you. With links to more detailed articles on the different sections.
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The most useful apps for the elderly

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Smartphones have truly taken over, and although though the younger generation has grasped them, some of us still haven’t. However, they can be a great tool for your lifestyle, for helping out with big and small tasks and a great way of staying in touch with family and friends too. Here is a list of the useful apps that you should know about.

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Your guide to an accessible workout

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Getting fit can be a struggle for anybody, but it gets even more difficult when you are challenged by your mobility. There are hundreds of diet and exercise tips floating around however, there are much fewer resources out there for advice on accessible workouts. With that in mind, this article will be a good starting point for information about accessible workouts and exercises.

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How to avoid loneliness in older age

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Loneliness can impact us all, and most of us that are honest with ourselves will admit to having suffered from it at one point or another. Loneliness is also particularly prevalent in the older population, turning what should be the golden years of one’s life into something far more morose.

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How to beat the winter blues

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Winter can be a difficult time, particularly for those with limited mobility. With fewer hours of daylight and plummeting temperatures, it’s often a struggle to find the motivation to spend time outdoors, which can have a negative impact on many areas of your life.

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Things to look forward to in 2018

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As we spend so much time getting excited about Christmas, going into the New Year can be somewhat underwhelming.

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Best accessible Christmas pantomimes 2017

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No Christmas would be complete without a festive pantomime! This year, performances including Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs, Dick Whittington and Peter Pan will be taking over theatres across the UK.

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History of the mobility scooter

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Mobility scooters have transformed the lives of the elderly and disabled. While wheelchairs have helped to mobilise people since their introduction in the 1780s, scooters undoubtedly gave many their independence.

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