Friday, March 20, 2020

What you can do to slow the spread: 

  • Stay home if possible
  • Wash your hands often
  • Practice social distancing (6 feet apart) with people who are sick
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
  • Call your healthcare professional if you have concerns about COVID-19 and/or your underlying condition or if you are sick

Symptoms of the Coronavirus:

These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Stores with special shopping hours for older adults:

Aldi: Aldi will open at 8:30 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays for vulnerable shoppers including older adults, expectant mothers and those with underlying health conditions

Caputo’s: Older adults and immunocompromised individuals are welcome to shop Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6 AM to 7:30 AM

Costco: Costco will have a shopping hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 AM to 9 AM that is designated to members who are over 60 years old or have physical disabilities

Dollar General: First hour of operations will be dedicated to older adults. Check with your local store for hours of operation

Jewel-Osco: Older adults are welcome to shop Tuesdays and Thursdays between 7 to 9 AM

Mariano’s: Older adults are welcome to shop daily from 6 AM to 8 AM

Meijer: Special hours for older adults on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 AM to 8 AM

Pete’s Fresh Market: Older adults are welcome to shop Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 8 AM

Target: Older adults and people with health issues will be allowed to shop one hour before stores open on Wednesday mornings

Whole Foods: Whole Foods Market stores will service customers who are 60 and older one hour before opening to the general public

Walmart: From March 24 through April 28, Walmart stores will host an hour-long senior shopping event every Tuesday for customers aged 60 and older. This will start one hour before the store opens. Pharmacies and Vision Centers will also be open during this time

Woodmans: Older adults are welcome to shop from 6 AM to 8 AM

Food for Older Adults:

Please use the locator map below to find a food pantry or soup kitchen near you.

Mobile food pantries open to the public:

Community dining sites are available with “to-go” meals, find a location near you:

Northern Illinois Food Bank Agency Closures

Informational Links: 

Illinois Coronavirus Response

Illinois Coronavirus Information (Illinois Department of Public Health)

[Video] COVID-19: What Older Adults Need to Know

CDC Situation Summary (Updated 3/21)

How to Protect Yourself (CDC)

Coronavirus: Frequently Asked Questions (CDC)

Coronavirus Information for Older Adults (CDC)

211 Information

COVID-19 Resources for Older Adults (National Council on Aging)

COVID-19 Information (Administration on Community Living)

AARP’s Coronavirus Response

Coronavirus: Tips for Dementia Caregivers (Alzheimer’s Association)

How to Stay Engaged During Social Distancing: 

AARP Community Connections – Mutual Aid Support Groups

Google Arts & Culture: Frida Kahlo

Virtual Tours of 12 Famous Museums

Metropolitan Opera Offers Free Streams from Live HD Catalog

Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Kennedy Center Digital Stage

Anne Frank House Tour

Virtual Tours of Buckingham Palace

Panoramic Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China

San Diego Zoo Live Cams

Houston Zoo Live Cams

Georgia Aquarium Live Cams

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams

NASA Media Library

Curiosity Rover on Mars

Yellowstone National Park Virtual Tour

If you are an older adult or a caregiver and need assistance, contact AgeGuide at (630) 293-5990


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