independence with a scooter.
ScooterLife is an Alberta
company formed in 1989. It offers
six types of battery-operated,
four-wheeled scooters called
Sportriders that are available in a
range of colours and styles. They
come with features, including
360-degree reflectors, horn, signal
lights, brakes, emergency flashers,
a basket and a flag. Several models
offer more bells and whistles.
Available at pharmacies in many
small towns in Alberta, also through
Veterans Affairs Canada and Blue
Cross, or ordered from the website.
can get peace of mind
when they have to leave
loved ones on their own or with a
caregiver. A web secure Internet
camera monitoring system is the
21st century way to keep an eye
on things when you can’t be there.
Many companies sell cameras and
security systems that can be put in
one or more rooms around a living
space. Around-the-clock live and
secure video feed can be watched
on a computer, smartphone or
other mobile device.
Should I eat that? Now
diabetics can manage
their diet through smartphone
apps. Check healthline.com for
the top-rated apps for diabetics.
One is Fooducate, an award-winning app. It looks for hidden,
unhealthy ingredients such as
sugars, trans fats and corn syrup,
and grades foods using A, B, C
or D by scanning the bar code.
The database contains more
than 200,000 products. Another
nifty app is called Diabetic Audio
Recipes Lite. Ask it, “What’s for
dinner tonight?” and it reads aloud
the directions for a healthy recipe,
allowing for hands-free cooking.
Here’s a handy way to
get out of a high SUV or
pickup truck, or get a hand up
exiting smaller cars. The Car
Door HandyBar gives people
with hip, knee or other mobility
issues an easy way out of a driver
or passenger seat. It fits into
the U-shaped door latch for a
sturdy gripping point. No special
equipment needed to install.
— Colleen Biondi & Lisa Monforton