Coronavirus fears have resulted in people all over the world rushing to stack up on hand sanitizer, toilet paper and other products and to clear store shelves of produce, fresh meat and anything else they might need. This conduct has resulted in difficulty for many seniors to get access to needed items. However, stores have addressed the issue by setting special “senior hours”. Know a senior having difficulty with access to grocery stores? Here’s some important information to share:
- Smith’s: Senior hour Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Waiving the pick-up fee for curbside pickup online orders for customers who are over 60 years of age. The fee waiver will last through April 18, 2020.
- Target: Senior hour Wednesdays, 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m. In addition to those over 65 years old, pregnant women or those defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as vulnerable or at-risk are permitted to shop during this time.
- Walgreens: Offering a “Seniors-only hour” every Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
- Dollar General: Senior hour every day, 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.
- Whole Foods: Senior hour every day, 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.
- Albertson’s: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. stores under the Albertsons banner, including Acme, Safeway and Market Street, will offer shopping to senior citizens and other at-risk populations, such as pregnant women or those with compromised immune systems.
- Costco: Opens its doors for members 60 years and older every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
- Walmart: Offering senior shopping every Tuesday from 6 – 7 a.m. from March 24 – April 28. It will start one hour before the store opens to the public. The pharmacies will also be open during this time. The vision centers will be open to help with emergency and essential needs only.
For seniors who are unable to travel to the grocery store, the Moonridge Foundation has established the Delivery With Dignity Program. This service is intended for people who are most at risk according to U.S. Center for Disease Control guidelines for contracting coronavirus if they leave their homes including the elderly, those with underlying medical conditions, and their family members living in the same household. For questions or to learn about qualifying for meals please reach out to United Way of Southern Nevada at 702-892-2300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more than 30 years, Attorney Lee A. Drizin has practiced in the areas of estate planning, probate, trusts, guardianship and real estate matters representing clients throughout the state of Nevada.
Drizin Law is providing this information for educational purposes only. It should not be construed as legal advice or a legal opinion as to any specific facts or circumstances. This information is based on general principles of Nevada law at the time it was created and you should be aware laws frequently change. Moreover, the laws affecting you may differ depending on the circumstances. You should consult with a qualified attorney in your own state or jurisdiction concerning your particular situation. Review of this information does not create an attorney-client relationship.