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What are stores with senior hours during Coronavirus?

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As we all adjust to this new normal, grocery stores and retail chains are stepping up to better serve some of the more vulnerable populations during the novel coronavirus pandemic. A number of chains recently announced early opening policies to give senior citizens and other at-risk groups less-crowded space to shop. 

Panic-shopping has left shelves deserted in many places around the country, and at-risk people have had difficulty buying supplies. The move is meant to help make this challenging time just a little bit easier for some of those who need it most.

Here’s a list of stores with senior hours:

  • 99 Cent Only Stores Senior Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-8 a.m. Open to people 65+, pregnant women, people with disabilities, and the immunocompromised. Some regions open early daily, so check your local store.
  • Albertsons Senior Hours (includes Acme, Safeway, Vons): Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-9 a.m. Open to senior citizens, pregnant women or those with compromised immune systems. 
  • ALDI Senior Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Open to senior citizens, expectant mothers, and those with underlying health conditions. 
  • Balducci’s Senior Hours: Daily, first hour of shopping open to 65+ and high-risk guests. Click here to check your individual store for hours.  
  • Bashas’ Supermarkets Senior Hours (includes Bashas’, Food City, AJ’s grocery stores): Wednesdays, 5-6 a.m. Reservation stores 6-7 a.m. Open to 65+. 
  • BI-LO Senior Hours: Monday through Friday, 8-9 a.m. Open to seniors and high-risk customers. Pharmacies open weekdays at 8 a.m. to provide prescription refills, vaccines, and counseling. 
  • Big Lots Senior Hours: Daily, first hour of shopping open to 65+ and high-risk guests. Click here to check your individual store for hours. 
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club Senior Hours: Daily, one hour early. Open to 60+, with a special designated entrance. 
  • Costco Senior Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-9 a.m. Open to people 60+.
  • Dollar General Senior Hours: Daily, first hour of each shopping day. Open to 65+. Click here to check your individual store for hours. 
  • Fareway Meat & Grocery Senior Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8-9 a.m. Open to 65+, pregnant mothers, and high-risk guests. 
  • Food Town Senior Hours: Daily, 7-8 a.m. Open to 65+. 
  • Fresco y Mas Senior Hours: Monday through Friday, 8-9 a.m. Open to seniors and high-risk customers. 
  • Fresh Market Senior Hours: Monday, 8-9 a.m. Open to seniors and high-risk customers.
  • Gelson’s Senior Hours: Wednesdays, 7-8 a.m. Open to seniors 65+. 
  • Giant Stores Senior Hours: Daily, 6-7 a.m. Open to seniors and the immunocompromised. 
  • Harris Teeter Senior Hours: Mondays and Thursdays, 6-7 a.m. Open to 60+. 
  • Kroger Senior Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7-8 a.m. Open to 60+ and at-risk customers. 
  • Meijer Senior Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-8 a.m. Open to senior citizens and customers with chronic health conditions. 
  • Publix Senior Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7-8 a.m. Open to 65+.
  • Quality Foods Senior Hours: Daily, 7-8 a.m. Open to seniors and the immunocompromised.
  • Sam’s Club Senior Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-9 a.m. Open to people with disabilities and the immunocompromised. “Shop from your Car” service will be offered starting March 26. 
  • Stop & Shop Senior Hours: Daily, 6-7:30 a.m. Open to 60+. 
  • Target Senior Hours: Wednesdays, first hour of operations. Open to seniors and high-risk customers. 
  • Trader Joe’s Senior Hours: Daily, 9-10 a.m. Open to senior citizens. 
  • Walgreens Senior Hours: Tuesdays, 8-9 a.m. Open to 55+, caregivers and immediate families, who will also receive special discounts. 
  • Walmart Senior Hours: Tuesdays through April 28, one hour before stores open (which typically means senior hours are 6-7 a.m., but check your local times before you go). Open to 60+.
  • Whole Foods Senior Hours: Daily, one hour before store opening. Open to seniors. 

Stores with senior hours is the latest move for us to help each other out at this difficult time. Things may feel uncertain right now, but people across the country are trying to step up and help. 

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