Our morning walks along the boardwalk in Summerside inspire us. Seniors of all ages are on the move in that great setting, using a variety of means. But not only seniors of all ages, seniors with a variety of mobility issues are moving to the best of their ability, some with assists. They are out and about, enjoying nature even though it may not be easy.
One day, a senior wearing a helmet, elbow and knee pads roller bladed past us. It is common for seniors to bike along the boardwalk too.
An elderly gentleman used walking sticks to help him along. My physiotherapist recommended I use them as well, so I asked the man about them. He responded, "I wouldn’t be able to walk across the room if didn’t use these. They could help you too.” He walked slowly, but he was moving.
Canes are a common assist used along the boardwalk.
This time of year, one can see bandaged knees below the shorts sometimes.
The most determined seniors are those who walk the trail pushing their walkers.
One elderly gentleman, over a period of days, appeared to get stronger.
We have a walking track in town also, which is well used by people of all ages and levels of mobility. My preference will always be the great outdoors, with the birds singing and the squirrels chattering. Many other seniors appear to agree.