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Resources to Help Seniors Shelter in Place

Note: Many suppliers and businesses have COVID-19 safety protocols. We recommend seniors reach out to anyone they order from to ensure they are comfortable with the measures in place.

Coronavirus Info Resources
There is a lot of information out there about senior health and COVID-19. Stay up to date with trusted resources:
Resources for Low Income Seniors
For seniors that need help during this uncertain time, there are national resources available. Families should see what local organizations can do to help too! Communities are coming together, grocery and retail stores have special senior hours, and neighbors are willing to lend a hand. No one should be afraid to reach out.
Medicine/Prescription Delivery
Getting medicine while in isolation can be one of the most important tasks to plan for seniors. Safe, reliable online pharmacies exist, and can ship medicine directly to home. Older adults should talk with a doctor, do some research, and find out if their current pharmacist will mail or deliver medicine.
Grocery Delivery Services
For seniors avoiding crowded grocery stores and long lines, there are several grocery delivery options. Seniors can shop in an online market or send their order to someone that will shop and ask questions as they go.
Food Delivery Apps
With the touch of a button, seniors can get fully cooked meals delivered to home. Food delivery services offer everything from full menus to choices that include all the favorite restaurants. Exploring all the delicious options available in a local area can be fun too!
Meal Delivery Kits
Whether seniors are looking for healthy meals to make at home, fun food options or a cooking project to hone their skills, consider a meal delivery kit. Ingredients come pre-measured, and many companies let users pick meals based on their favorite things to eat.
Toiletries and Hygiene Supplies
Online shops can supply everything seniors need. Some stores have everything from clothes to toothpaste to playing cards. Local businesses often have websites that allow online shopping to0. And, many stores have special hours for seniors to shop while social distancing, if they must go in-person.
Online Banking
Most banks have websites and apps that allow account holders to compete their transactions virtually. If local branches are closed, or seniors don’t want to leave their home, they can call their customer service department and have an agent walk them through using the website.
Video Chat Resources
Seeing the beautiful faces of friends and family is important – even when social isolating. Staying in touch through video has never been easier, and there are free tools available.
Pet Food and Supplies
With retail stores changing their hours, and recommended isolation rules in place, it may make sense to order pet supplies online. Here are a few sites that have food, toys and supplies for senior’s furry friends:
Pet Care/Dog Walking
Older adults should check with their local veterinarian to find out their hours and protocols – many offices are still open. And, many communities have local options for mobile grooming and care for pets. Consider:
National Park Virtual Tours
Google Arts & Culture has teamed up with five national parks in the U.S. so people can enjoy the beauty of the natural world while sitting safely on their couch. These parks feature different climates and environments from across the country, including famous desert vistas and snowy terrains.
Movie and TV Streaming
While it is important for seniors to avoid spending too much time in front of the TV, streaming services provide hours of entertainment for those looking for a new documentary, stand up special or tv series.
Music Streaming Services
For seniors that love music, be sure to get a music streaming service. Listening to music makes any activity more fun, and there is enough variety to sing and dance the days away!
Music and Theater Performances Online
Art Museums Virtual Tours
Art museums across the globe are opening their doors to people that want to enjoy their offerings from the comfort of home.
Online Fitness Resources
For seniors that have been approved for exercise and activity, fitness doesn’t have to stop when the gym closes. Some fitness facilities are offering free classes, and others are moving their services online temporarily.

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