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Social Distancing Resources For Seniors

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With "social distancing" becoming a necessary way of life, many businesses and organizations are pitching in to help seniors and other at-risk populations limit exposure to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Below, Groupon Coupons has collected some of the most useful links and info to help seniors looking to maintain vital services while avoiding unnecessary contact with others.

Telehealth Resources

The Medicare Telehealth Hotline

  • A resource for seniors with Medicare who cannot get treatment from their regular doctor and want to avoid going out in public. They are also available to answer any COVID-19 questions and concerns.
  • Cost: All services are covered by Medicare. There are no out of pocket costs for patients.
  • Hours: 7 a.m.–7 p.m. EST, every day.

COVID-19 Telehealth Directory

  • Find free and affordable COVID-19 online screening services from a licensed physician.

 

 

Pharmacies Offering Free Delivery

 

CVS

CVS is waiving prescription delivery fees through May 1 with one- to two-day delivery available

 

Walgreens

Walgreens is waiving delivery fees for all eligible prescriptions "during this evolving situation"

 

Rite Aid

Home-delivery service from Rite Aid is available upon request and the company will waive delivery-service fees for eligible prescriptions

 

Stores Offering Senior Hours

 

Albertsons

  • Regular Hours: Varies by location (check here for your store hours)
  • Senior Hours: At a minimum, Tuesday and Thursday 7 a.m.–9 a.m. is reserved for those vulnerable shoppers who must leave home to obtain their groceries, unless otherwise locally mandated. Customers should check their store's hours if they're opening on a different schedule.
  • Included Store Brands: Acme, Albertsons, Albertsons Market, Amigos United, Andronico’s Community Markets, Haggen, Jewel-Osco, Lucky, Market Street, Pavilions, Randalls, Safeway, Shaw’s, Star Market, Tom Thumb, United Supermarkets, and Vons.

Dollar General

  • Regular Hours: Varies by location (check here for your store hours)
  • Senior Hours: The first hour of operations each day is dedicated solely for the shopping needs of senior customers.

Publix

  • Regular Hours: 8 a.m.–8 p.m. until further notice
  • Senior Hours: Open exclusively for customers 65+ on Tuesdays and Wednesday 7 a.m.–8 a.m.

Trader Joe's

  • Regular Hours: 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
  • Senior Hours: Every day 9 a.m.–10 a.m., Crew Members will maintain an additional line outside the front door for senior customers. This will ensure that those customers in need will have an expedited entrance to the store to help make their experience a more positive one.

 

Big Lots

Kroger

  • Regular Hours: Varies by location (check here for your store hours)
  • Senior Hours: Open exclusively for seniors, expectant mothers, first responders, and those with compromised immune systems on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 7 a.m.–8 a.m.
  • Included Store Brands: Kroger, Ralphs, Dillons, Smith’s, King Soopers, Fry’s, QFC, City Market, Owen’s, Jay C, Pay Less, Baker’s, Gerbes, Harris Teeter, Pick ‘n Save, Copps, Metro Market, and Mariano’s.

Stop & Shop

  • Regular Hours: Varies by location (check here for your store hours)
  • Senior Hours: Open exclusively for customers 60+ as well as those with weakened immune systems every day 6 a.m.–7:30 a.m.

Walgreens

  • Regular Hours: 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Senior Hours: From Walgreens: "Stores open at 8 a.m., with the full hour from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. dedicated to senior citizens. This hour is also available to their caregivers and immediate families may also visit the store during this time. Additionally, we will offer our senior day discount all day on Tuesdays during this time. Customers age 55 and older will receive 30 percent off regularly priced Walgreens brands and 20 percent off regularly priced national brands."

 

Costco

  • Regular Hours: Varies by location (check here for your store hours)
  • Senior Hours: Open exclusively for shoppers 60+ every Tuesday and Thursday 8 a.m.–9 a.m.

Meijer

  • Regular Hours: 8 a.m.–10 p.m.
  • Senior Hours: Meijer stores and pharmacies will provide dedicated shopping times for senior citizens and customers with chronic health conditions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 a.m.–8 a.m.

Price Chopper / Market 32

  • Regular Hours: 7 a.m.–10 p.m. every day until further notice.
  • Senior Hours: Open exclusively to seniors and the immunocompromised 6 a.m.–7 a.m. every day.

Target

  • Regular Hours: Varies by location (check here for your store hours)
  • Senior Hours: Open exclusively for “vulnerable guests – including elderly and those with underlying health concerns” for the first shopping hour each Wednesday

Walmart

  • Regular Hours: Varies by location (check here for your store hours)
  • Senior Hours: From now through April 28, stores open one hour early on Tuesday exclusively for customers 60+.

Whole Foods

 

 

Free Physical & Mental Health Resources

 

YouTube

 

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