Help Keep Older Adults Mobile by Donating Canes, Walkers

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Imagine being trapped in your own home, unable to visit family and friends, pick up groceries or a prescription, even walk to the corner mailbox. For many of Long Beach’s older adults, this dismal picture is an everyday reality.

There are more older adults than you realize in Long Beach. You may not see them because disabilities or injuries are limiting their ability to leave their homes, in some cases even forcing them into assisted living centers. And in many cases, their limited mobility is the result of a fall that could have been easily prevented by the use of a cane or walker. 

But you can help seniors stay on their feet and preserve their independence!

Join the Heart of Ida and Long Beach Health and Human Service’s Fall Prevention Day collection of used canes and walkers and help local Long Beach seniors maintain their mobility and physical and emotional well-being! Your simple donation of a used (or new!) cane or walker can help prevent a Long Beach senior from falling, one of the main reasons older adults lose their independence.

On Tuesday, September 23, 2014 you can drop your donation at one of three locations:

  • Long Beach Senior Center: 1150 E. 4th Street, 90802 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Houghton Park Community Center: 6301 Myrtle Avenue, 90805 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • El Dorado Park Senior Center: 2800 N Studebaker Road, 90815 from 9:00 to 3:00 pm

Or call 562-496-4734 for pick up.


One Response to “Help Keep Older Adults Mobile by Donating Canes, Walkers”
  1. Lew says:

    I just discarded two older pairs of crutches. I wish I would have seen this a few days ago. I have a brand new pair of crutches in storage and will try to retrieve them.