Funwalkers is a new product that aims to encourage seniors to make more use of their walkers by reducing the stigma associated with their use.
Funwalkers are colorful, 3 x 6” license plates that attach to walkers, rollators and scooters with humorous sayings like, “Yes, it was a skydiving accident,” “Caution: dances on tables,” “Gray Pride”, “Graduated without wikipedia” and “I brake for animals.”
But the serious side of Funwalkers — and perhaps their real value — is that they help take away embarrassment too often felt by increasingly fragile seniors at risk of falling. And seniors are precisely who experts say are most in need of walkers to prevent falls that are the leading cause of injury, hospitalization and death for people over 65 according to the CDC.
New Yorker B.L. Ochman was inspired to create Funwalkers.com when her 94 year-old friend fell, broke her hip and had to use a walker.
“She was frustrated and embarrassed by her lack of independent mobility,” Ochman says. “The walker was a visible sign of her fragility. She didn’t want to be seen in public with it, and insisted she “would never take her walker to the ballet or the opera.”
Funwalkers are available with more than 30 says, and can also be made with custom sayings. They are made in America.
New York, NY - Funwalkers is a new product that aims to encourage seniors to make more use of their walkers by reducing the stigma associated with their use."I jokingly offered to decorate a dear friend's walker so it would…