“I live on the fourth floor of a condominium. My trusty scooter is parked in the hallway near my front door, ready for when I need it. It is extremely easy to negotiate in the elevator and passageways. The speed controls are very good indeed because they allow me to control how fast or slow I go. I can open the front door without getting out of the scooter and when I return from shopping or being out, I use a wedge to hold open the front door, very easy.
I used to think scooters were for someone with a disability, however I now know that they are very useful for any person, even if you have a car.
My scooter is very economical to operate and there are no parking problems, which makes it very easy for me to travel in the city. I can go anywhere a pedestrian can go, even places I couldn’t with my car. I am 96. I can walk around the block, but that’s the maximum. If I had to walk to the store, I wouldn’t have the energy to shop. My scooter makes it possible for me to go almost anywhere.
Just last month, my wife asked me to build three shelves for her patio plants. She wanted to raise them up so it was easier to clean.
I took my scooter to the local “Do It Centre” and had no trouble carting six, four foot 2x4’s, a can of paint and a few other supplies. There was no parking left for cars, but I got in and out with no problem. I’m still handy around the house which is pretty good for 96 year old, if you ask me. If you haven’t got a scooter yet, I’m here to tell you Scooters are for everyone! Not just the oldies." —Hubert Barnet, age 96 (Former Navy Officer)