19 Mar More Philadelphia Area Stores Add Seniors-Only Hours
In an update to our previous story, there are now additional local Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and national outlets that are now dedicating time for seniors to shop during the coronavirus outbreak. See details below:
The full list:
- Target is reserving the first shopping hour of every Wednesday to the elderly and those with underlying health concerns.
- Acme will reserve every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 to 9 a.m. For senior citizens, pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems.
- Whole Foods will open all their stores to customers who are 60 and older one hour before opening to the general public.
- Walmart will give seniors 60 and older an hour of shopping before stores open every Tuesday. Walmart pharmacies and Vision Centers will also be open at this time.
- Dollar General will be dedicating its first hour of business for seniors.
- Costco will have no waiting for disabled shoppers.
- Giant is reserving its first operating hour of the day from 6 am to 7 am for those 60 and older.
- The Fresh Market is reserving its first hour for older adults from 8 am to 9 am Monday through Friday
Notable companies that are not offering senior hours at this time include Wegmans, Trader Joe’s, Costco, Aldi, and ShopRite (although reports show that individual stores in the New Jersey area have been rolling out senior hours).
Is it safe?
There is debate over whether seniors only store hours are actually safer. Be sure to see our previous post that talks about whether senior-only hours are actually safer.