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Nationwide mobility initiative launches in Kapiti

Nationwide mobility initiative launches in Kapiti

The Kapiti Coast has been chosen as the first location for a new nationwide initiative supporting health consumers with reduced mobility.

Life Pharmacy Coastlands (formerly Radius) is about to launch a comprehensive range of independent living products – helping people remain active and mobile in their own homes for longer.

Kapiti’s ease of accessibility has been a key reason the pharmacy group has selected this region for its first outlet. Research by the company and its supplier recognised the pro-active way Council, Coastlands and other major facilities supports those that are less mobile.

The addition of these products has been seen as a natural extension to the work already happening in the community to care for this group of health consumers.

“We know there are many people on the Coast that could lead fuller and more enjoyable lives through the use of mobility aids” shared Store Manager Sharleen Giles. “These devices can transform confidence and independence for those that are less mobile”

Previously, independent living products have not had a strong retail presence in Kapiti. “We’ve recognised that health consumers and their families want to buy these items in-store and take home immediately” says Sharleen. “The comprehensive range we’ve now got means they can browse, try and ensure complete confidence before purchasing”

Over the past few weeks, Life Pharmacy’s team have undergone training across the range of products which include walking canes, frames, shower chairs, dressing aids and other useful tools for managing daily tasks.

The new department will be officially opened by Kapiti Coast Mayor, Ross Church this Saturday 12 April at 9.30am


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