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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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