fastest Canadian population growth rate is in the 85+ age group. In 1998, 1.8% of the population was over 85 years of age: about 50% have substantial disabilities (climbing stairs). It is projected that by 2010, 21.1% of the population will be over 85.
Burlington, Ontario (PRWEB) January 12, 2010
SILVER CROSS®, a national service providing mobility and access solutions for home applications is expanding across Canada. The SILVER CROSS service provides information, sales, installation and service for new and used equipment, such as stair lifts for the home, wheelchair lifts, electric scooters, dumbwaiters, wheelchairs, ramps, hospital beds, bath lifts and related products.
Bob Harvey, founder of SILVER CROSS says, "North America is about to see a demographic shift unlike any in previous history. The population of North America is reaching retirement age in the next few years at unprecedented levels. One of the unfortunate consequences of this trend is the fact that, as we age, many of us suffer mobility deficiencies and need products like stair lifts, wheelchair lifts and other mobility devices. The business opportunity for a SILVER CROSS franchise meets the needs of the soon be retiring baby boomer market. "
SILVER CROSS recognized this fact in 1993 and began to develop a network of franchise locations, focused on delivering a lower cost alternative for access and mobility equipment to serve the needs of this population. The SILVER CROSS network spans across the USA, Canada and the UK. It is a Canadian company with recent openings in Edmonton - Alberta, Victoria - British Columbia and Calgary, Alberta.
Current business opportunities are available in Vancouver, Abbotsford, Burnaby, Cranbrook, Kamloops, Penticton, Kelowna, Duncan, Prince George and Surrey, British Columbia. Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Lloydminster and Red Deer Alberta. Regina Saskatchewan, Winnipeg and Brandon Manitoba, Barrie, Kingston, Kitchener Waterloo, Scarborough, Markam and Sudbury Ontario, Halifax and Saint John, New Brunswick.
As the demographic shift continues to gain momentum, this trend augments well for the future of SILVER CROSS franchisees. The market for their products and service is primed for exceptional growth within this business opportunity in Canada.
According to a Harris Survey, the "fastest Canadian population growth rate is in the 85+ age group. In 1998, 1.8% of the population was over 85 years of age: about 50% have substantial disabilities (climbing stairs). It is projected that by 2010, 21.1% of the population will be over 85."
In Canada, seniors represent one out of every eight Canadians. This number is estimated to rise to one in five Canadians in the year 2026. This gives great business opportunity for the SILVER CROSS franchise opportunity.
The SILVER CROSS approach to the market is unique. Their unique selling proposition is to offer the end user a lower cost alternative to home accessibility and mobility products.
About the SILVER CROSS stair lift franchise opportunity in Canada:
OUR MANDATE: Offer a lower cost alternative to the market place by offering recycled stair lifts when available, a repurchase plan, combining new with used equipment and sourcing equipment through our growing international franchise network.
Products Offered by the Business Opportunity: *Stair Lifts *Wheelchair Lifts *Home Elevators *Ceiling Lifts *Dumbwaiters *Automatic Door Openers *Stair Lift *Scooters *Hospital Beds * Power Wheelchairs *Ramps *Bath Lifts *Lift Chairs *Walk In Bathtubs
The SILVER CROSS website compares all common manufacturers for each product group and sources recycled products like stair lifts across North America through the SILVER CROSS network of over 100 bricks and mortar locations. Over 175,000 stair lift clients served since 1993.