By now, you all know that I often talk about my beautiful 87 year old mom in my posts, particularly as it relates to the health, well being and independence for seniors. In the past few years, she’s taken to using a cane, and occasionally even a walker, to assist with her mobility and stability. These mobility aids have provided her security and safety and given her more confidence to continue her active and busy life, so her insight on this topic was particularly important. As I began to research and write this post, I was honestly amazed by the myriad of options for canes and walking sticks. What once was a standard wooden, curved handle cane has morphed into lightweight, but incredibly sturdy aluminum tool. Many of today’s canes fold into a nifty small size for simple carrying in a purse or messenger bag. Some have LEDs to light your way in the dark and can make unlocking your car a lot simpler. They can even expand, with portable seats that allow users to take a brief rest in long lines or at outdoor events. These make dealing with the day’s activities simpler, and they’re simply a lifesaver when it comes to managing airports, with their often substantial lines and delays. M...