– Starting Wednesday, March 18 all Whole Foods Market in the U.S. and Canada will be opening one hour early to accommodate those over 60 and people with disabilities.
– Jewel-Osco will reserve every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 – 9AM for seniors and vulnerable shoppers.
– Many locations of Shop and Save Market are opening an hour early, just for seniors. This will let them shop with limited exposure to other people.
– Target is reducing hours and closing all stores by 9PM and the 1st hour every Wednesday is being reserved for vulnerable guests, including the elderly.
– Tischler’s Foods, located at 9118 Broadway in Brookfield, will be open for the first hour of every day from 8–9AM for seniors.
– The Meals on Wheels Program is administered by Aging Care Connections and is usually only for people who are homebound and not capable of shopping for themselves or cooking for themselves, however, Rules for home-delivered meals have been relaxed to include not only homebound and frail older adults, but also food insecure elders home due to the virus. Interested individuals need to call 708-354-1323 to apply for Meals on Wheels.
– Boxed Lunch Monday through Friday: The Congregate Nutrition Program for people over 60 administered by Aging Care Connection where those over 60 can meet at Salerno’s Restaurant for a hot lunch at low cost IS SUSPENDED because of the virus. ALTERNATIVELY, you can order a box lunch meal to be picked up at Salerno’s in Hodgkins Monday through Friday by calling Aging Care Connections 708-354-1323 by 12 noon the day before.
– Interfaith Community Partners will have volunteers shop for and deliver groceries during this time to individuals in the community who are 75 or older and you do not have to be a current client. Call 708-354-9328.