Below you will find a list of online resources to help our senior clients stay healthy and connected.
Senior Shopping Hours
Please Note: Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions.
H-E-B, through the delivery service Favor, is offering a shopping and delivery service for people 60 and older. Order Online at: https://favordelivery.com/seniors or call the Senior Support Line at 833-397-0080 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. seven days a week. A personal shopper, who is available directly by phone, executes the order and delivers it and a $10 tip is added to each order for the service.
ALDI will reserve the first hour of business on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. for vulnerable shoppers. This includes senior citizens, expectant mothers and those with underlying health concerns.
DOLLAR GENERAL is strongly encouraging that the first hour of operations each day be dedicated solely for the shopping needs of senior customers, generally beginning at 8 or 9am – check your local store’s hours.
COSTCO warehouses are currently open for Special Operating Hours from 9 to 10 a.m., Monday through Friday. Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, Costco will maintain current Special Operating Hours until further notice. These Operating Hours are for those ages 60 and older, and for those with disabilities or who are immunocompromised.
SAM’S CLUB will continue to offer Concierge (drive up and in-club hours for seniors and at-risk members) from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday.
TARGET has made the first hour our stores are open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays available for those over 65 years old, pregnant women and those defined by the CDC as vulnerable or at-risk. To confirm local store opening times, check with your local Target.
TRADER JOE’s is reserving the first hour stores are open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for those over 65 years old, pregnant women and those defined by the CDC as vulnerable or at-risk.
WALGREENS is open to seniors every Tuesday from 8am-9am, and is also available for their caregivers and immediate families. Pharmacists are also currently reaching out to our senior patients to ensure they receive the care and service they need, such as any prescription medications and product supply check-ins.
WALMART will host a senior shopping hour every Tuesday for customers age 60 and older who may be more vulnerable. This will start one hour before the store opens, please check with your local Walmart for individual store hours.
WHOLE FOODS MARKET invites customers who are 60+ to shop beginning one hour before the store opens to the general public under the store’s new adjusted hours. Check with your local store for specific hours.
Please check with your local stores to confirm times before shopping.
Greater Houston YMCAs
AOA Seniorcise takes place Monday-Friday at 10 am. The online classes will demonstrate an overall workout at a comfortable pace. In addition to cardiovascular conditioning and toning, special emphasis on balance, joint range of motion, and flexibility. You can also play Virtual BINGO every Thursday from 1-2pm!
This senior organization with the tagline, “Aging with Attitude” has online fitness events almost daily – choose from morning stretching to dance party to Fit Fusion workouts. Fit Fusion is a fun blend of cardio, strengthening and stretching exercises. Modifications will be offered for all levels of fitness and abilities. Join this class from anywhere using Zoom!
AARP Senior Fitness Printable – Need a printout of easy exercises to share with your senior family members without internet? Download this simple workout guide.
YouTube Has Some Great Senior Fitness Channels! Here are our Favorites:
Churches Going Virtual
RiverPointe Church – Richmond, Missouri City
St. Laurence Catholic Church – Sugar Land
Sugar Creek Baptist Church – Sugar Land
Parkway Fellowship -Richmond, Katy, Fulshear
Music & Concerts
Check to see if your favorite music festival is going virtual this year!
The Grand Ole Opry is featuring daily concerts from an array of artists.
Yo Yo Ma, the famous cellist, is sharing #SongsOfComfort on his Instagram. Check in every few days for a beautiful, soothing new song for you to enjoy.
Visit The Boot for a list of virtual shows by County singers.
Check out the Jazz Blog for upcoming online concerts from jazz artists.
Signature Sounds presents local folk artists as part of their “Home Sessions” throghout the month of April. From our Development Coordinator’s home state of Massachusetts.
Didn’t see something you like? Here’s a list of Texas Artists livestreaming concerts.
Crosswords, Puzzles, & Games
Play online at AARP Games
Choose from solitaire, mahjong, word games, arcade games and more!
Play online at USA Today
Crosswords, puzzles, word games, arcade, and more!
Meditation & Stress Relief
10 Minute Meditations with Calm on Youtube
Morning MeditOceans with Monterey Bay Aquarium and live streams of calm kelp forests, jellyfish tanks, penguins, and more.
Books & Learning Online
Fort Bend County Libraries are closed, but you can still borrow books through Curbside Pickup, access Virtual Events, and more! Don’t have a library card? Sign up for an e-card to access all the e-resources!
450 Ivy League Courses for Free. Learn how to code, study American Law, or take a Psychology course—anything you could want to learn, they probably have a course for you!
Free public domain books read by volunteers. Great for stress relief too!
Open Library – Sign up to borrow from more than 1 million books.
Shows & Performances
Metropolitan Opera – A free nightly opera stream.
British National Theatre: – New Performance every Thursday night on their YouTube page.
Do you know of a great virtual resource for our seniors? Email us your favorite sites!