October 1st: International Day of Older Persons

People are living ever longer. This poses an increasing challenge for society – and our own bodies.

In 1990, the United Nations declared the 1st of October as the International Day of Older Persons. The aim of this day is to raise awareness about the opportunities, but also the daily challenges associated with an aging society.

In 1990, the United Nations declared the 1st of October as the International Day of Older Persons. The aim of this day is to raise awareness about the opportunities, but also the daily challenges associated with an aging society.

 
Optimal support for everyday life

 

Juzo, too, would like to give older people the opportunity to restore a little of their activity, or maintain it for as long as possible – for a life in motion. All too often, health issues can make it difficult to continue to live an active life. With the right support, however, it is possible to better cope with the effects of aging and wear and tear, to alleviate the symptoms, and to increase the level of activity again.

 

Knee pain is a typical disorder that can arise from age-related wear and tear. If left untreated, this pain can continue to increase and complicate seemingly simple everyday situations, for example climbing stairs, or even make them impossible over time. A knee support can counteract this pain and reduce the pressure on the knee joint. Juzo offers a wide selection of knee supports, for example the Juzo Genu Xtra support which, thanks to its innovative Xtra fabric, is easy to put on while also providing best possible wearing comfort and a perfect hold. This relieves the knee joint and also prevents any abnormal loading.

 

No chance for back pain

 

Another typical symptom is back pain, which can become increasingly severe with age. An orthosis can help remedy this, and make everyday life easier in this area too. Juzo lumbar orthoses help to support and relieve the back. There are a number of different versions available, from light to strong, depending on the indication and your specific requirements.

 

With a little support for the aging body, and the necessary consideration for older persons from society as a whole, we can look forward without concern to old age.