Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Serving Seniors with Respect; Genuine Caring at the Heart of Local Business

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Serving Seniors with Respect; Genuine Caring at the Heart of Local Business

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ELITE MOBILITY SCOOTERS does more than just sell mobility solutions; they change people's lives. These vehicles have helped many locals stay in charge of their lives, giving them mobility and independence.

According to Yoram Kugel, owner of Elite Mobility Scooters, isolation is a common problem affecting many older residents of the Northern Rivers, but aids such as mobility scooters are giving people back a sense of independence and allowing them to interact with the community again.

"It's important for people to get out and enjoy life, no matter what their age," Kugel says. "We help them do that."

When health problems prevent a person from driving or walking, they may feel like they have no options, but Kugel says he has seen first hand the enormous positive results that come from investing in a mobility scooter.

"A lot of people do resist at first," he says. "It may be that it has come as a shock that they are unable to drive. These people have often been driving for 60 years and to suddenly have that taken away can be very confronting, so they may resist the idea of a scooter. …

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