PETER Graves of Hills Mobility Services can service and repair scooters at client's homes.
Active older people are often the focus of Seniors Week — but for those whose bodies refuse to co-operate with the concept, there are ways to keep on the go.
And for those who lose their driver's licence, as well as their mobility, it can bring the threat of social isolation and loss of independence when they can no longer even visit the local shops.
Mobility scooters have gone a long way towards ensuring seniors can get out of the house when they can no longer drive or walk long distances.
But how does a non-driver take their mobility scooter to be repaired or serviced? Seven Hills businessman Peter Graves has the answer — don't.
The Kellyville Ridge resident recently expanded his family's business to sell mobility aids, including mobile services and repairs.
"Hills Mobility Services is part of the family electrical motor business that my father started more than 40 years ago," he said. "We found ourselves repairing scooters for other people and discovered there was a demand, so we thought we could provide the service directly ourselves."
From there it was a logical step to selling the scooters and other mobility aids from the premises in Seven Hills.
"We sell new Shoprider scooters and mobility aids as well as repairing and servicing all makes of scooters and aids," Mr Graves said.
"These people are in a scooter for a reason.
"They often have to rely on family or friends to take the scooter , and they may not have that sort of support.
"We've got a van and find it ideal to repair or service the scooters on site if we can.
"If we do have to bring it back here, we just put it in the van, then return it to the owner when it's done."
Details: Hills Mobility Scooters is at 32 Hope Street, Seven Hills.
Showroom open 8am-4pm, Monday-Friday, and weekends by appointment. Phone 9624 3712, email email@example.com.