Scooters & Wheelchairs

Scooters and Wheelchairs are necessary for some people either for temporary or permanent use.  If possible, it is best to still walk when you can, even if you sometimes use a scooter or wheelchair.

Scooters

Scooter safety is a concern for scooter users and pedestrians alike. The Vancouver Island Safety Council is a non-profit organization that specializes in traffic safety education for everyone, including providing scooter training.

Several jurisdictions in Australia are now looking at ways they can slow down seniors who speed their scooters through streets and malls.

Wheelchairs

New Mobility offers news and information on staying active while using a wheelchair.  In the fall of 2011 watch for their television show on the Oprah Network.

Disability Resource Victoria is a non-profit organization that assists people with all types of disabilities to lead independent lives.  They offer a lot of useful information including how to access resources.

The Disability Resource Directory can help you find used equipment if you need it.