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At age 91, I have found that using a cane has led me to poor posture (leaning forward, increased osteoporosis, lack of balance). When I use trekking poles, I stand erect and strengthen both my core and my arms (which extend out just below shoulder height with each step).
Accessibility for wheelchairs (curbcuts, ramps) can be dangerous for those of us who have balance issues. There should be a universal process for showing where the sidewalk starts angling down or up for a curbcut or driveway.
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