aging with grace

Aging with Grace: There’s No Shame in Asking for a Hand

Lawrence de la Haba

It’s a simple fact of aging gracefully.  While we all want to live healthy and fulfilling lives, with age we lose some of our reflexes, balance and the ability to recover quickly from an injury.  Part of living independently as we get older comes with getting more comfortable in asking for a hand from time to time.

Don’t worry – you’re not alone, and there’s no shame in asking for help.

In fact, you’re in excellent company! Did you know that according to the US Department of Health and Human Services, those of us who are aged 65 or older are expected to surpass 81 million people or 21.7% of the total population?

Graham-Field Offers Aids for Aging Gracefully

Graham-Field welcomes you with open arms to the growing crowd of people who are looking for more ways to age gracefully in their own home.  We’d love to help make your life simpler and easier on a daily basis. That’s why Graham-Field offers so many handy aids that are uniquely made for use at home.

Happy senior couple discussing together on a bench

Go Ahead: Take A Shower


One of life’s simple pleasures is a nice hot shower or bath!  However, if you have a standard bathtub, that bathtub wall can seem like a giant hurdle if you suffer from arthritis or balance problems.  You don’t have to settle for a sponge bath.

Make your bathroom more accessible with a simple Lumex Grab Bar or Bathtub Safety Rail.

These easy to install bathroom safety accessories make getting into and out of the bathtub or  shower area safer and easier.  Having a secure handhold makes movement so much more secure and everybody in your household can use these accessories.

Who hasn’t slipped and caught themselves (or not) while taking a shower or bath?  If you feel tired when standing while showering, why not sit down?  A Lumex Bath Seat can provide a safe and stable seat, making your shower less of a chore and much more relaxing.

Also see our Lumex Everyday Hand Held Shower Head:

Go Ahead: Take A Stroll…or a Roll

You hear it from doctors on a regular basis…”stay active.”  For some of us, however, that is easier said than done.

If your walk after dinner seems like a marathon, and you find yourself getting tired easily, don’t stay home instead. Get yourself a Lumex Rollator and get out there.

Available in a variety of sizes and designer colors, rollators are unlike the walker that immediately comes to mind.

Rollators are made for motion!


With large wheels, brakes, a fold down seat and basket, Rollators can make your walks easier, safer and more productive.  Being lightweight and with the ability to fold, your Lumex Rollator can easily fit into the back seat or trunk of your car and can be there whenever you need it.

With so many useful benefits, a Lumex Rollator is a practical addition to your everyday life and can become your trusted companion while you’re out and about.

Go Ahead: Take a Holiday

The prospect of moving through an airport, museum or park can seem daunting.  However, your Golden Years are supposed to be just that, Golden!  Don’t let a temporary or even a permanent impairment get in your way of traveling.

E&J Transport Chairs have been specifically designed to get you around. Taking you smoothly down long airport concourses, slowly around a museum exhibition or for a quick trip to the local park, a Transport Chair can make your mobility easier and safer.


Designer colors, lightweight design and the ability to fold make a Transport Chair the perfect companion.

Unlike bulky, traditional wheelchairs, E&J Transport Chairs are designed specifically to be with you all the time whenever and wherever you want to go.

Go Graham-Field!

These are just some of the many products that Graham-Field has specifically designed for people who want to maintain their active lifestyle with minimal assistance.  Don’t be afraid to use the wide array of products we have available to help keep you moving with greater safety, comfort and convenience.

happy grandparents and grandchild have fun and play in park

Get going with Graham-Field…and rest assured, you won’t be alone. We’re here to help.

Source: Statistics on Aging

Contact us for more ideas and advice.

Lawrence de la Haba is Senior Vice President of Business Development at Graham-Field.


About GF Health Products, Inc.

Graham-Field is a major manufacturer of healthcare products used in the extended care, acute care, primary care and homecare markets. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with more than 300 US-based employees, Graham-Field has wholly owned domestic factories in WI, GA, NC, and RI, with additional distribution facilities in MO, GA and CA. Graham-Field product brands include Basic American Medical Products™, Everest & Jennings®, Gendron®, Grafco®, Hausted®, Intensa®, John Bunn®, Labtron®, Lumex® and Lumiscope®. Visit or call 1.770.368.4700.