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First rollatortreffen 52 walkers in a row
Lichtervelde Walkers were lord and master on the Lichterveldse zorgsite Wednesday afternoon, where nursing home ’t Hof and service centre, The Team hands together for a first ‘rollatortreffen’. By way of stunt were all present looprekjes outside of wheel against wheel, good for a long row of 52 walkers.

The remarkable initiative falls within the Week of the fall prevention. Intention is in the first place in order to ensure a more positive image around the use of walkers. Except together in the row to stand, visitors could also have a real rollatorparcours discover and collect information about the use of walkers.

occupational therapist Veerle Cools and counted, with the microphone in hand aloud rollatorrij. She is satisfied with the turnout. “We had fifty rollatorgebruikers hoped, and we were able to also. For a first edition it seems to me that not bad at all. Too many seniors are sometimes reluctant to the use of a walker. We want to prove that people are best to be proud on their walker.”

“The first time that I'm on the path, I was embarrassed to death. I was 52 and felt very very viewed on the street”

Sonja Saverwyns

One of the proud rollatorgebruikers is Sonja Saverwyns (62). They used for ten years, a walker. “The result of a meniscusoperatie that error is past,” she says. “The first time that I'm on the path, I was embarrassed to death. I was 52 and felt very very seen on the street, but along the way I learned to deal with it. Today, I am still a very active grandmother. So my husband and I still occasionally walk, we travel together and go regularly to gigs. The walker always goes with it. That's why I fietsbelletje and a light on my walker to hang. It is a useful thing. If you're tired, you can sit on it.”

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