Many of us fit into the vulnerable and at high risk to be out and about. Especially the elderly. Some of us just don’t have the support system to ask our neighbors or healthy family members to run to the store for us.
To help, many grocery stores and other retailers are offering special hours intended just for the elderly, pregnant women and others at high-risk.
Many stores have changed their hours for the next month or two. Be sure to call first, as hours vary by location.
Here is the list so far, and will add as we are aware of changes:
Walmart – From March 24 through April 28, Walmart’s 5,000-plus U.S. stores will host an hour-long senior shopping event every Tuesday for customers 60 and older — one hour before stores open. Walmart’s current shortened hours are 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. They may extend the April 28 timeline for senior shopping hour as we get closer.
Dollar General – Dollar General is dedicating the first hour of operations each day solely for the shopping needs of senior customers.
Target – This popular retailer is reserving the first hour every Wednesday for “vulnerable guests” to shop, including seniors and those with underlying health conditions.
Whole Foods Market – All locations in the U.S. will allow customers 60 and older to shop one hour before opening to the general public.
Safeway – Safeway is scheduling 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday “for those most at risk in our communities.”
Do you know of another store that is helping our vulnerable at risk? let us know!