Amidst COVID-19 and the dangers it has to those who are susceptible to the disease, grocery stores seem to be one of the more dangerous places your elderly loved one may leave too. However, many grocery stores have taken preventative measures to protect them and others in the high-risk category. One of the things that grocery stores have started doing is implementing Senior only shop times. Below are some local stores and websites that now have senior-only shop times and delivery options. TeamBrown will deliver emergency supplies for those in urgent situations as well. Please call or email us.
Stores with Senior Only Hours
Fred Meyer and QFC - are reserving 7-8 a.m. Monday through Thursday for at-risk shoppers.
Trader Joe's - will reserve its first hour of business for seniors and other at-risk groups – from 9 to 10 a.m.
Walgreens - will offer a senior hour from 8 to 9 a.m. on Tuesdays. The company says customers 55 and older will also receive special discounts. Most stores are open 9am-9pm weekdays | 24-hour stores are drive-thru only overnight 9pm-9am
Albertsons and Safeway - Senior Shopping' on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Whole Foods - stores in the U.S. and Canada will serve adults ages 60 and older for one hour before opening stores to the general public, as well.
Costco Wholesale Club - Tuesdays and Thursdays, members 60 and older can shop from 8 to 9 a.m. at all locations except Business Centers.
Stores with delivery
You can receive grocery delivery in Seattle, Bothell, Kirkland, and, Bellevue from these services:
- Instacart (they pick up from QFC, Total Wine, Costco, CVS, PetCO, Metropolitan Market, and Uwajimaya)
- Fred Meyer
- Amazon Fresh
- Door Dash
- Uber Eats
For more information about your city and senior services click your city below.
Some other helpful tips for your elderly loved ones
Amazon has decided to also help in an attempt to keep our elderly safe. Amazon Care has been attempting to be able to delivery COVID-19 tests to our Elderly to keep them practicing social distancing. Although tests are limited, if you're concerned for a senior in your life, this might be a good option to look into!