Thought independent living aids were reserved for specialist suppliers? Think again. Retail giants are working hard to make these products easily accessible and available in the mainstream – we found out more about Argos’s brilliant new range…

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 is as much a part of the British home as your TV set or stash of tea bags, and now, the retailer has increased its focus on independent living for older and disabled people.

According to research carried out by the chain, the biggest worry amongst over 50s is a loss of independence, with a further 29% anxious about not being able to go out alone, and one in 10 fearing not being able to exercise, which is where Argos Independent Living comes in.

8650782_c1While getting older can be worrying, especially if you notice your health and mobility deteriorating, it doesn’t have to be this way. Earlier this year, Argos launched a contemporary new range of independent living products, with a host of fantastic tools, gadgets and aids available online at, which can help you to maintain your independence and rely less on others to help you.

According to Argos survey respondents, active and independent living today means being mobile, mentally stimulated and able to live in your own home. Other key elements include exercise, using technology and being able to work in the garden, and the new Argos range has items to help individuals with all of these things.

Argos now stocks a range of living aids to make life that little bit easier, and has a number of buying guides and articles available online to offer advice, which are available to everyone. From wheelchairs to walking frames, kitchen gadgets to accessible tech, mobility scooters to riser recliner chairs, all of it can be ordered online and either collected from any one of the over 800 Argos stores in your local area, or delivered straight to your door.

“We want to help everyone to live their life to the full,” says Adam Chaplin, Buying Manager at Argos. “That’s why we have expanded our selection to build a credible range of living aids, giving our customers the most choice to find exactly what they need. By no way are we completely finished as we continue to learn from our customers, constantly striving to improve our offer.” With such a fantastic variety of living aids available on the high street, it’s easy to get the support you need. Head to the Argos website now to check out the articles and guides, and to see what’s out there to help you continue to live happily and independently.

The Collection by Argos
Riser Recliner Chairs – Sink, sprawl and stretch out!

Prices from – £349.99

argos_online-imageCrafted for comfort, convenience and style, The Collection by Argos features options in luxurious leather (Paolo) as well as a natural upholstery and leather combination (Bradley) that will be a great new addition to your living room.

These are impressively affordable chairs which still manage to squeeze in some great features. The single motor means you can adjust the footrest and the backrest to the position you find most comfortable, offering a level of customisable comfort. The simple button handset is designed to respond to even the lightest touch, making it an easily operable riser recliner. The single motor is smooth, quiet and gentle, so you can feel secure as well as comfortably relaxed.

The riser recliner is designed to help you hold on to your independence. The chair mechanism will lift you to a standing position or lower you into a seated position, without the need for strain on your arms and wrists.

The chairs offer a contemporary stylish design, with foam-filled cushions and fibre-filled backs to deliver comfort and pressure relief to your back, neck and shoulders. The Paolo is finished in leather and is available in Chocolate, Ivory and Black while the Bradley chair is available in a leather and upholstery combination and is available in a Natural or Charcoal finish.

The Paolo and Bradley riser recliners chairs accompany the current Paolo and Bradley suites found in the Argos furniture range, allowing you to have a full matching set in your home. The riser recliners are only available through home delivery and come with a two year manufacturer guarantee.

For more information, visit the Argos website at or search for the Argos Independent Living range.