Statistics show that 1 in 5 US citizens will be over the age of 65 by the year 2030 and a product that makes a senior feel special is a winner. “No matter how old you are, it still feels good to have style,” says Tivol.
(PRWEB) September 06, 2011
Two Northern California women, Marcy Tivol and Sharon Witte, have created a first of its kind product for hard to buy for seniors. The perfect gift in time for Grandparents Day on Sunday September 11th, 2011. Walker Coverz™ are matching fabric seat and roll bar covers that “dress up” rolling walkers, and are sure to bring a smile to seniors and make them a hit with their peers.
More Seniors Means More Smiles Needed
Tivol and Witte are part of approximately 77 million US baby boomers dealing with elderly parents and their own aging. Gifts for grandparents and seniors that say “I love you” or “I care” are increasingly in demand. Statistics show that 1 in 5 US citizens will be over the age of 65 by the year 2030 and a product that makes a senior feel special is a winner. “No matter how old you are, it still feels good to have style,” says Tivol. “Nurturing individuality is essential – we all want to feel we are unique and that who we are is important,” says Witte. Walker Coverz™ is a great way to show loved ones that they can “roll with style”!
Walker Coverz™ – Roll with Style
Tivol was having lunch with her Grandmother at her retirement community about a year ago and noticed all the rolling walkers "parked" at the door, indistinguishable from one another. A rolling walker or rollator is a mobility aid - essentially a walker with tires. It combines an adjustable height walking frame with small wheels and provides support and stability. Statistics from U.S. Census Bureau that 10 million Americans used a mobility device in 2010.
Immediately Tivol saw the need to add individuality, and a sense of style and fun to the sea of nondescript rolling walkers. Over lunch that week, Tivol told Witte her inspiration to individualize the walkers. Witte, who has aging parents herself, knew Tivol was onto something. They went straight to the fabric store and Walker Coverz™ was born. Using Tivol’s Grandma’s walker as a “model”, the women created easy-to-attach sets of matching fabric seat and roll bar covers to accessorize the rolling walker. They chose colorful fabrics in a variety of fun themes – music, animals, cards, flowers, crosswords, sports, all in machine washable fabrics. The resulting product Walker Coverz™ is a hit. What they didn’t expect was the emotional impact their product would make.
A Practical Product that Packs an Emotional Punch
"It is so fun to see people's reactions to Walker Coverz™" says Tivol, "people just smile when they see them”. “We are surprised at the emotional response we get,” says Witte. “Everyone says how much their grandparents, elderly friend or relative would love these”. Tivol recounts a woman who purchased a Walker Coverz™ for her mother’s 89th birthday. “She called me and said, ‘Oh my gosh, you MADE my Mom’s birthday! She loved her Walker Coverz™, but she especially LOVED being such a hit at the retirement home’”, recounts Tivol.
About Walker Coverz™
Walker Coverz™ is a unique gift for grandparents and seniors – sure to bring a smile. Designed to bring personality to rolling walkers, Walker Coverz™ are attractive, matching seat and roll bar sets. These stylish fabric covers are easy to put on, come in a variety of colors and themes, and are machine washable. One size Walker Coverz™ fits standard size walkers. Walker Coverz™ - finally a happy product for hard to buy for seniors! Learn more at http://www.walkercoverz.com. Roll with Style!