How do you imagine yourself as an older person? Are you hunched over your uniform grey walker, fearful of falling, no longer able to bend your knee for a game of lawn bowls?
These are not the images we see for ourselves, but they are scenarios facing older people today. In the next few years, changes to mobility support need to be made, not only for the benefit of future generations, but our own parents and grandparents.
Mobility is key to quality of life, independent living, and physical and mental wellbeing. Maintaining mobility as we age allows us to continue activities as normal, retaining our self-sufficiency and involvement in the community.