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Grandparenting From a Power Wheelchair

November 14, 2012

Is successful grandparenting from a power wheelchair possible? Can grandparents in wheelchairs continue to play an active role in the lives of their grandchildren?

The short answer to both questions is  "Yes!"

 

How Grandparents With Mobility Limitations Can Stay Involved

Whether grandma rides a mobility scooter, or grandpa uses a power wheelchair, grandparents may still be able to share in a variety of activities with their grandchildren. In fact, many grandparents feel that their power wheelchair enables them to be even better grandparents.

Here are just a few ways grandparents with mobility limitations can stay actively involved and connected with their grand kids.

  • Tell Stories From the Power Wheelchair 

A comfortable power chair makes an ideal spot for gathering the grandchildren around to listen to stories. Grandparents in wheelchairs can read from favorite books, or tell tall tales about the 'good old days' while relaxing in their mobility chair. Storytelling from a power wheelchair can create precious memories to last a lifetime. 

  • Play Games With the Grand Kids

Checkers, chess, dominoes, bingo, tic-tac-toe-take your pick. When it comes to grandparenting from a wheelchair, almost nothing beats the convenience of playing a classic game. With a power wheelchair tray table accessory,  grandparents in power chairs can have a convenient, flat and stable surface to enjoy all sorts of fun games with their grand kids.

  • Explore Nearby Destinations and Fun Places

Grandparents in wheelchairs don't have to be restricted from exploring the world with their grandchildren. Nearby destinations, such as playgrounds, museums, and children zoos  may be fully accessible by power chair, and/or a mobility scooter. Grandma or grandpa can ride alongside on their power mobility device, happily and securely, all day long.

 

The key to living an independent and fulfilling life as a grandparent with mobility limitations is just one call away. To learn more about our power wheelchairs and other mobility solutions for improving your life, contact Hoveround here or by phone at 800-542-7236.

 

This article is for informational and educational purposes only. Every power wheelchair user's circumstance is unique. The information provided may not be suitable for every person.

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