Many Marin grocery stores are offering senior-only shopping hours in light of COVID-19, which poses a particular risk to seniors and the medically vulnerable. Among them in Marin County are Nugget Markets, which have designated temporary shopping hours specifically for guests ages 65 and over and those who are at-risk due to health conditions.
“Looking to our local and federal health experts and industry leaders for guidance, we determined we would be able to successfully meet the needs of our guests ages 65-plus and those in compromised health,” says Mary Muller, director of human resources at Nugget Markets. “There was a clear request from the community to help serve those most vulnerable, and it’s always a top priority for us to deliver excellent service in the safest way possible. We wanted to be there for our community and to do so safely, so once health and safety experts determined it was beneficial, we implemented our Dedicated Senior Shopping Hours.”
The Marin grocery stores currently offering senior hours are:
Nugget Markets: To accommodate seniors and Nugget Markets in Novato, Corte Madera, and Tiburon will open at 7 a.m.
Safeway: From 7 a.m. to 9 .m., Tuesday and Thursday, elderly and at-risk shoppers are invited to shop safely.
Target: 8 a.m. on Wednesdays is reserved for their elderly and at-risk customers.
Whole Foods: Likewise, Whole Foods is reserving an hour prior to its usual opening time of 9 a.m. daily for its elderly and at-risk shoppers.
Marin grocery stores that offer senior hours that aren’t listed here can email [email protected] to be included.