Use of canes and other mobility devices soared almost 50 percent over a recent year period. Older Americans aren't taking old age sitting down. Canes, walkers and other mobility aids are used by about one-quarter of American seniors, a new study reveals. A walking cane helps steady those prone to falling. There are many canes to choose from including offset handle canes, aluminum & wooden canes, lighted canes, a folding travel cane & more.