Among the best inventions ever, if one asks the elderly and the disabled, is the rollator walker with seat. It is not only a convenience, but an act of caring.
It used to be that walking and the elderly don’t go together, fast walking anyway, much less getting to where one wishes to go at a faster clip. But this was before the arrival on the scene of the thank-goodness-for- technology friend of the old aching feet, the rollator walker with seat. While the elderly people have always refused to let go of the glory of walking on their own two feet, albeit old ones, nature kindly intervenes with the whispered reminder that creaky limbs could break even if it’s just walking down the street. The social scene has already spread beyond being just the same old street such that the supermarket, the hair saloon and the auditorium are becoming must-go destinations of even the most homebound of folks. And here is where the rollator comes in, straight from the ingenious workshops of those who believe that everyone has the right to go where he pleases, to heck with age.
A rollator, of course, is a walker with four wheels, a great vehicle for the elderly and the disabled who on their own two feet can in fact manage to walk along just fine, but would from time to time wish to have a bench to plop down own whenever they wish (or when they get tired without admitting as much) and that’s the beauty of having the rollator walker with seat.
The rollator walker with seat is the Formula One when it comes to going down the street; a breezily convenient vehicle for managing that nice trip to the park or that needed spin to the supermarket. A standard rollator is usually made of aluminum for lightness and maneuverability, but some models come in steel and chrome—so called deluxe models that can take more tear than wear when rolling down the street (no worry really because rollators also have brakes) or outrunning a sudden rain shower. Neither is this a problem because some rollator models come with built-in umbrellas, which are also sunscreens. Rollators, beautifully engineered as they are, also come in folding models, so that you can fold the umbrella as well as the rollator, pack it in the SUV and get in on toward the interstate. So, lightweight, deluxe in chrome, and folding—what more wonders can it possibly unpack.
The rollator walker with seat, amazing appliance that it is, is also immensely affordable, proving that its designers do love the old folks. The standard models can come as low as 27 pounds sterling, most cost around 160 pounds and the great looking ones (rollators also come in various colors) can be priced at twice that. But the convenience that rollators extend to the elderly and the disabled, including children, is quite beyond price. It simply proves that given a need, some good folks will quickly fill that and add fun too. Ask Grandma.