On this page you will find information relating to Scooter Smart's mobility scooter service offered to you, plus a range of hints and tips on scootering practices.

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Mobility & Electric Scooters

 




Wednesday, 22 November 2017

   
 

electric scooters

 

 



You can now test ride a Scooter Smart Mobility Scooter at your local Pharmore Pharmacy.

Melton Pharmore Pharmacy

Shop 11-12 Woodgrove Shopping Centre
, Melton, VIC 3337
Phone: (03) 9743 6633

Hawthorn Pharmore Pharmacy

736-738 Glenferrie Road
, Hawthorn, VIC 3122
Phone: (03) 9818 1313

East Bentleigh Pharmore Pharmacy

775 Centre Road, 
East Bentleigh, VIC 3165
Phone: (03) 9579 5066

Box Hill Pharmore Pharmacy
Shop 68/69 Box Hill Central
 Box Hill, VIC 3128
Phone: (03) 9890 6253

Blackburn North Pharmore Pharmacy

Shop 33 North Blackburn Square, 
North Blackburn, VIC 3130
Phone: (03) 9878 8112

Arndale Pharmore Pharmacy

Shop 20/21, Arndale Shopping Centre 
Croydon, VIC 3136
Phone: (03) 9723 6222

Bayswater Pharmore Pharmacy
2 High Street
 Bayswater, VIC 3153
Phone: (03) 9729 2786

Knox Pharmore Pharmacy
3 Little Burwood Highway
, Wantirna South, VIC 3152
Phone: (03) 9887 0220

Cardinia Pharmore Pharmacy
154 Main Street
, Pakenham, VIC 3810
Phone:  (03) 5941 1888

Cranbourne Pharmore Pharmacy

73 High Street
, Cranbourne, VIC 3977
Phone: (03) 5996 2455

Karingal Hub Pharmore Pharmacy
36-38 Karingal Hub Shopping Centre
, Frankston, VIC 3199
Phone: (03) 9776 6188


Mobility scooters

 

 

We know safety will be your number one priority & it is ours too. Scooter Smart® is dedicated to providing our customers with a service that focuses on safely getting where you need to go on your mobility scooter.

 
We like to get you moving without fuss...

As part of our safe motoring culture, when you purchase one of our outdoor mobility scooters, we will provide you with a FREE SAFETY STARTER KIT that will assist you to navigate your neighbourhood. 
 

 



 

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We offer an in house, personalised service to make sure your purchase of your new mobility scooter suits your specific needs. Please ask for a free no obligation demonstration. We come to you to take you through a comprehensive orientation of all the workings of your future scooter, allowing you to trial the mobility scooter in your home environment prior to stepping out into public areas.

A part of our service is to feel confident that our clients have been given knowledge, instructions and are completely comfortable with their future investment, which gives them more confidence when they are out and about enjoying thier neighbourhood. We are here to help, so feel free to give us a call any time.
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Safety is an important issue for seniors. Feeling secure strongly affects people’s willingness to move about in the local community, which in turn affects their independence, physical health, social integration and emotional wellbeing.

Concerns about safety include matters such as street lighting, maintenance of pavements, ability to cross the road safely as well as violence and crime. Older people’s confidence and sense of wellbeing can be improved by measures including good passive surveillance of public spaces, good street lighting, police patrols, enforcement of by-laws, and support for community and personal safety initiatives (Victorian Department of Planning and Community Development, 2009).
 
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Users should take care when riding an electric mobility scooter and observe the following basic safety guidelines:

  • Stay within the legal speed limit of 10 km/h.
  • Be aware that taking medication or driving under the influence of alcohol may affect the mobility scooter user's judgement.
  • Always make sure that you are clearly visible when operating your motorised mobility scooter, particularly at night or on dull days, use the lights and reflectors and install a reflective safety flag high enough to be seen by motorists.
  • Wear a bicycle helmet when using your electric mobility scooter. 
  • Slow down when you are near other people, especially pedestrians and cyclists. 
  • Avoid stopping or driving on inclines greater than your mobility scooter is designed for.
  • Use footpaths whenever possible. If there are no footpaths, plan to use quieter roads. Plan your trip and avoid uneven surfaces, dips and pot-holes.
  • Ensure if you are carrying parcels that the load will not over-balance your electric scooter and the parcels do interfere with your controls or vision. 
  • Become familiar with your Scooter Smart® mobility scooter prior to long distance driving.  


 

Disability can touch anyone at anytime and can vary in many forms. There is no single electric mobility scooter that can meet everyone’s needs. When researching whether a mobility scooter is right for you, there are a few issues you must consider before you make your purchase. Your decision should be based on your weight, your height, your personal abilities and importantly, what you want out of your scooter.
 
Also consider whether you are on your own or you have a partner, family or friends sharing your everyday life. Are you able to rely on others to help you with needs? Do you plan to use your scooter on a daily basis? Will you need assistance loading and unloading your scooter for outings? Have you considered somewhere safe to store your scooter with easy access?
 
There are many options when choosing a scooter. Will a 3 or 4 wheel scooter suit you better? Do you need a small indoor scooter or a large outdoor scooter? There are benefits and disadvantages with both. Generally speaking a 4 wheeler is more stable by having that additional wheel on the ground. On the other hand a 3 wheeler can provide more leg room and manoeuvrability, so if you are indoors, like to go to shopping centres a lot or live in a aged care facility, maybe a 3 wheeler suits you needs better.
 
If you are in doubt with regards to knowing what is more practical for you, there are many means to help determine what suits your needs. Doctors, Occupational Therapists, even your local scooter supplier can point you in the right direction. So before you make that lasting and important decision, do your homework and talk to a professional first.

 

 

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There are many health and lifestyle benefits of physical activity for older adults.

People with an active lifestyle feel healthier and have an improved sense of wellbeing.

Besides feeling better, physical activity reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, colon cancer and diabetes (NSW Sport and Recreation, 2009). 

Social participation is recognised as particularly important for seniors’ quality of life.

Social participation helps to prevent the debilitating effects of isolation, and contributes to improvements in health and wellbeing. 



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