Savvy Seniors

In tough economic times, some of the hardest hit financially are seniors on fixed incomes. Some savvy seniors on scooters have managed to supplement their incomes, and you can too with a little imagination and some entrepreneurial spirit. In defiance of their disabilities, two enterprising individuals scoot undaunted in their daily routine to ride out recession.

Larry, a diabetic amputee uses his scooter as a “Mobile Billboard” and brochure delivery vehicle for local vendors, health clubs and political parties.

“I scooter all over the city delivering Pizza Zone Menus to the local hotels and motels. I have free pizza for life. Politicians approach me during election times to carry candidate placards on the back of my scooter. I keep candidate names and faces constantly in the public eye. And this is only the tip of the iceberg. I also promote the local squash club, do meet and greet at the Fairfield New Horizons Senior’s Center. I solicit businesses for charitable donations of dollars and door prizes for church functions and community service organizations. There are all sorts of businesses that would appreciate cheap and effective mobile advertising. All you have to do is ask.”

When one thinks about it, Larry is right. Realtors, restaurants, retailers, and tourist attractions all need to get their service messages out there in a cost efficient manner. It is a “Win/ Win” situation for Larry, Business and the Community. He receives cash, free food, and gift incentives. Businesses do a good turn for a disabled senior while enhancing company revenue potential through scooter advertising.

Ross is a different kind of entrepreneur. Even though a drop-in center resident, he manages to fund his personal electric mobility needs, and supplement his income, by salvaging recyclable beverage containers. Although his right arm is disabled by stroke, with the help of his scooter, he can continue to live independently. Ross is a colourful character, and perhaps recycling cans isn’t for everybody, but no one can refute the obvious financial success that affords him the luxury of a new Shoprider scooter every twelve to eighteen months.

The fellows at Canada Scooters brainstormed a few scooter occupations that we thought were quite doable, and invite your feedback. There are lots of scooter-bound skilled individuals and retirees that can perform business services for cash or perks…much needed services in fact. For example, perhaps you were a professional plumber. You may not be able to climb under a sink anymore, but you could certainly change a tap washer on a kitchen faucet. Maybe you were a dry-wall installer that can’t hang and tape wallboard anymore, but without a doubt you could still patch a wall. And what about these occupations: electrician, carpenter, bookkeeper, handyman, appliance repairman, tax preparer, newspaper / flyer delivery, prescription delivery, pet transport, restaurant and business promoter, hair stylist?

We at Canada Scooters can design and build custom scooter accessories to help you launch and advertise your scooter-based business. Toolbox carriers, file-tote carriers, pet carriers, placard holders, lock boxes, hitches and trailers etc.

If you have an innovative mobile business idea, or know of someone who is supplementing their income by scooter, we would love to share your response.

It’s not always easy to make ends meet in the best of times, especially when faced with mobility challenges. But there are disabled among us who stand as an inspiration to us all, and can run with the best of them when it comes to determination and entrepreneurial spirit.

How Tupper Home Health came to be by Lisa Moore~

Tupper Home Health Care originated 25 years ago when my parents Wayne & Betty Tupper started recycling medical equipment from their home.  In just 1 year the business was doing so well that they rented a shop and started dealing in new and used equipment.  After 8 years renting a shop they bought the land and built on the property where it stands today.  I, Lisa Moore (daughter),  was brought into the business in 2004 and have enjoyed the work and the people I have met.  Our business is a very compassionate one,  as over the years we have serviced the Comox Valley Lions and Comox Legion who loan out scooters to those needing them.  In the last 2 years both my parents have retired and since I could not run the business alone, Canada Scooters came on board.  They are operating the business along with myself in the same and positive manner

 

 

Most Popular Portable Scooter for 2016

We carry a full line of portable mobility scooters from the Zoome Flex folding portable to the larger GK-10 Shoprider scooter with 35AH batteries.

Our most popular portable that was shipped all across Canada was the Chameleon GK-8 portable.
What makes the GK-8 our most popular portable:

  • Easy as 1-2-3 to disassemble
  • Lightweight portable
  • lots of leg room
  • turning radius 33″
  • 12ah Batteries
  • 8″ Flat free tires
  • 14Km driving range
  • Interchangeable Color Panels: Champagne, Red and Blue.
Shoprider Portable Electric

Shoprider Portable Electric Scooter

Our Most Popular Scooter for 2016 “Trailblazer”

Our most popular mobility scooter for 2016 in both our local markets and drop shipping across Canada was the Trailblazer.

Top 10 reasons why we sell more Trailblazer Mobility Scooters than any other scooter:

  1. Ride comfort with a fantastic suspension system delivers to our clients the ride they are looking for on those bumpy sidewalks
  2. Driving Range on the trailblazer scooter is approximately 40 Kms or 25 miles
  3. It holds the larger 50AH batteries
  4. Larger motor on the SL 1.2HP and on the SE 2HP
  5. Larger tires with 12.5″ on the SL and 13.5 on the SL/SE
  6. Top speed is very impressive with 12KPH on the SL and 15KPH on the SL/SE
  7. Weight capacity of 350lbs
  8. Full lighting package and signals
  9. Fully adjustable tiller
  10. Most important is the dependability and many years of trouble free driving

Trailblazer Mobility Scooter

 

Mobility Scooter Etiquette Tips

Watch for other pedestrians while on your scooter.

  • Slow down your mobility scooter when approaching other pedestrians head on, especially people with mobility challenges.  A fast approaching machine might throw them off balance.    Especially when your approaching them head on they don’t know which way you may be turning unless you signal.
  • When approaching a visually impaired person, stop and let them pass you, you may wish to verbally let them know where you are.  eg: say “I am on a mobility scooter to your left”
  • Before you back up, make sure that there are no objects or people behind you.
  • It is advisable not to drive mobility scooters after taking medication, and of course, never drink and drive.
  • The police recommend not getting into arguments with other pedestrians, motorists or cyclists.  Avoid conflict by simply continuing on your way.  If you feel someone has broken the law, you can phone in a complaint.
  • When approaching pedestrians from behind let them know you coming and which side your on.   Remember your scooter runs very quietly and they don’t know your approaching them.
  • Cell phones are becoming a bigger distraction problem even on sidewalks.  See someone approaching you with there head down stop your scooter or get there attention before proceeding.

mobility scooters

 

 

New 3 Wheel Scooters in our line-up

We have added 3 new mobility scooters the Ventura, Ventura Deluxe and the Prowler Heavy duty mobility scooter.  Three wheel scooters are still very popular because of there maneuverability and are ideal for BC Transit usage.

The 3-wheel Ventura offers excellent maneuverability thanks to its smaller turning radius, making it ideal for indoor use, where nimbly maneuvering around obstacles is a necessity. Plus the 3-wheel Ventura offers an extended 23” footboard—perfect for taller users

The Prowler 3-Wheel Heavy Duty Scooter was designed and constructed with outdoor use in mind. Even so, the agile 3-wheel configuration gives way to a nimble 50″ turning radius, allowing this scooter to be used indoors with ease. Sporting a full suspension, pneumatic tires, and a high ground clearance

prowler 3 wheel mobility scooter

Folding Portable Mobility Scooter – Travel Folding Scooter

Folding Portable Mobility Scooter – Attention Snowbirds

  • Ultra-lightweight folding portable scooter for superior portability.
  • Quick and Easy “Flex” folding portable scooter design for transport and storage in one easy motion.
  • High-gloss shrouds for a protective finish.
  • Easy throttle control.
  • Delta tiller for users with limited dexterity.
  • Auto-folding seat with padded, adjustable armrests and fold down back.
  • Flat-free, non-marking tires for worry-free travel.
  • Easy-to-adjust tiller angle places the scooter’s controls in the ideal position.
  • Anti-tip wheels for additional safety.

Specifications:

Weight Capacity 275 lbs.
Top Speed  6 kph
Estimated Range  20 kms
Turning Radius 53″
Climbing Angle
Ground Clearance 2″
Overall Dimensions 37″ (L) x 18″ (W) x 36″ (H)
Seat Dimensions 16.75″ (W) x 15″ (D)
Motor 24V x 120W
Controller PG S Drive 45A
Batteries 25.9V x 10AH Lithium
Battery Charger 2A Offboard
Brakes Electromagnetic
Freewheel Mode No
Front Wheels 6″ x 1.5″
Rear Wheels 7″ x 2.35″
Anti-Tip Wheels 2″ x .5″
Base Weight 53.6 lbs.
Battery Weight (Pair) 5 lbs.
Heaviest Peice Weight 53.6 lbs
Total Weight 58.6 lbs.
Warranty 14 months on Electronics, 6 months on Batteries, Limited Lifetime on Frame

 

Folding Portable Scooter

Folding Travel Scooter

 

King Cobra Mobility Scooter – Unique and Sporty

King Cobra Mobility Scooter

The King Cobra Mobility scooter is a gorgeous in design and a real head turner while touring around town.   You’ll be hair straight back on the open sidewalks with a top speed of 15kmh and an impressive driving range of 50Km.   It is equipped with 75ah batteries and 5 amp/h charger.    For comfort you have a choice of either a 20″ or 22″ captain seat, a full suspension package, infinite tiller adjustment, USB port and cupholder .  The mobility scooter is equipped with a bright LCD display and real time feedback.  The King Cobra Scooter is equipped with extra bright LED lighting package for those early or later evening rides.   It has a maximum weight capacity of 450lbs and a total weight of the scooter at 363lbs.   The mobility scoote has a lifetime warranty on the frame, 14 month warranty on the electronic controller and drivetrain.

King Cobra Mobility Scooter

King Cobra Mobility Scooter

Maverick Mobility Scooter Motorcycle Cruiser

Our new mobility scooter line has arrived!   Starting with this amazing Maverick mobility scooter  give you a cool easy rider look.  The ground-breaking, head-turning new Maverick from Canada Scooters combines distinctive styling with best-in-class performance unheard of in a mobility scooters. The Maverick was born to be wild! Experience the thrill of the open road with its unique appearance which echoes the classic look of a motorcycle cruiser. Pair that with a 15 km top speed and an unheard of 50 kms driving range and you’ve got the ultimate combination of style and substance–no helmet required! Get a look, features and performance you never knew were possible in a scooter—experience the Maverick

Features

  • Comfortable Sport Style 20” or 22” captain’s seat.
  • Digital LED display with real-time feedback.
  • Smoked windshield
  • Extra bright LED lighting package .
  • Tubular sport-frame.
  • 19.5” high performance wheels.
  • Top Speed 15Km
  • Driving Range over 50km
  • Weight Capacity 400lbs

Maverick mobility scooter

Drop Shipping Mobility Scooters Canada Wide

At Canada Scooters we drop ship our line of mobility scooters across Canada no matter where you live.  What makes us unique is that we don’t charge for shipping or have any hidden handling charges.    We offer special discount rates for all online purchases.

If you looking for a scooter call our toll free line: 1-866-383-7383 for a special online quote on the mobility hooter that fits your needs.

Take our custom designed “Find Your Perfect Scooter Match”  that covers questions on your needs to help you select the perfect scooter.  We look forward to helping you find the Perfect Scooter and gain the Freedom, Independence and Mobility that you desire.

Call Canada Scooters today and let us help you find the perfect scooter and have it drop shipped to your doorstep.

Luxury 4 Wheel Scooter Interceptor

Mobility Scooter Rentals Victoria

Victoria is the most walk-able city in Canada with sidewalks covering the entire city.   Downtown shopping from the inner harbor to Cook Street Village is fantastic to explore.   The problem is it’s spread out over a large area making it difficult for seniors and those with disabilities to get around.   Just call Canada Scooters and we’ll drop off the scooter to your hotel.  We are the number one rental shop for mobility scooters in Victoria.

We rent on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.  Great rates, free delivery, pickup, training and roadside assistance proved with every rental.
Mobility Scooter and Power chair rental rates: Daily $28, 1 week $125, 2 weeks $225 and monthly $310.   We also have walker rentals for $25 per week.   Enjoy beautiful Victoria in style with one of our mobility scooters.

used scooter for sale victoria

Canada Scooters Carries Lifts and Ramps for Mobility Scooters

We sell lifts and ramps

We carry the full range of mobility scooter lifts with full installation.   The scooter lifts are a pre-assembled single piece platform that you can drive your or power chair on or off from either direction.   Call and let us know what van you have and we’ll lookup the lift need for your scooter or chair.

mobility scooter lift

Single-fold ramps from Pride® Lifts and Ramps offer a reliable solution for transitioning curbs, thresholds and other obstacles.

600 lbs. lifting capacity
3-year transferable warranty
Lightweight & portable
Quick delivery, nationwide distribution
Integrated, high traction surface
Comprehensive product line
Competitively priced
Available in: 2’, 3’, 4’, 5’, 6’

mobility scooter ramp

2 Mobility Scooter Popular This Year.

Dual Seat Scooters Popular With Seniors – Scooter Built For Two

This is the year for the dual seat mobility scooter with the Orthoquad DS1400, Breeze S4 Dual Seat and Breeze GT Dual.

The Breeze S4 price point is over $7600 and GT hitting $8300 + options.

The Orthoquad DS 1400 priced at $5,990….Great Value!  This is one fast scooter at 16km/h, driving range 30 – 40Km, very modern in design, large 75AH Batteries, LED lighting and impressive suspension system.

DS1400 Dual Seat

DS1400 Dual Seat

DC1400 Dual Seat

DS1400 Dual Seat

 

Storing Your Scooter For An Extended Period

Duncan Mobility Scooters

If you plan on not using your mobility scooter for an extended period of time, it is best to:

  • Fully charge the batteries prior to storage
  • Disconnect the batteries from the scooter
  • Store your scooter in a warm, dry environment
  • Avoid storing your scooter where it will be exposed to extreme temperature

Always protect batteries from freezing temperatures and never charge a frozen battery.
Charging a frozen battery can result in damage to the battery.