Shopping Information for Older Adults

How can you avoid contact with others and stay stocked up on food, medicines and other essentials? Many stores and pharmacies are taking extra steps to help, with special shopping hours, home delivery, and more. See what might be helpful for you:


Offering free delivery for prescriptions and everyday essentials. In some locations, orders are delivered in just one hour. Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Learn more and find a store.


Stores open early on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. only for shoppers age 60 and older and anyone else identified as high-risk. Regular hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Hannaford-to-Go online ordering and curbside pickup is not available right now. Find a store near you or call 800-213-9040.

Market Basket

Open early for customers age 60 and over from 5:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Regular hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Find a store or call 978-851-8000.

Rosemont Market & Bakery

Offering curbside pickup and home delivery with a $10 fee and a suggested minimum order of $35 from all six markets: Brighton Ave. Portland, Munjoy Hill Portland, West End Portland, Falmouth, Yarmouth and Cape Elizabeth. Call your local market or use the online ordering form (details and form here). Hours vary by location.


Offers grocery delivery, pharmacy delivery, curbside pickup, and special hours for seniors, as well as contact-free delivery for those with a fever or flulike symptoms. Special hours for seniors and those at risk: Tuesday & Thursday: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Regular hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Offering free same-day and next-day pharmacy deliveries, and free pharmacy mail deliveries until May 1. Find your nearest store. Customer support, 877-258-2799.

Trader Joe’s

Seniors get special treatment and first priority every day from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Crew members will be on hand for extra help as needed. Regular store hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local stores include Portland (207-699-3799) and Portsmouth (603-431-2654), learn more.


Special hours for customers 55 and up on Tuesdays from 8 am to 9 am. Regular hours, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Seniors can also pull up to the drive-through and shop during regular hours. Walgreens also offers free shipping with no minimum order required. Learn more or call 800–925–4733. Find a store.


Offering a special shopping hour for seniors on Tuesdays, time to be determined. Some locations offer in store pickup, home delivery, and pharmacy services. Regular hours: 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Find a store. Customer Service: 800-925-6278.

Whole Foods Market

Opening one hour early for customers age 60 and up. In Portland, seniors only from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., with regular hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Amazon Prime members can order groceries for pickup or free home delivery. Call 844-936-8255 for more.

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