Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Connected

Below you will find a list of online resources to help our senior clients stay healthy and connected.

Senior Shopping Hours

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 will open to seniors only for its first hour of operations, from 8am-9am.

FOOD TOWN: Senior Hours are 7 – 8 a.m starting March 17th to allow those ages 65 and older to shop in a less crowded environment. Access to the store will require a government-issued state ID or Texas driver’s license.

COSTCO will hold its senior hour for members 60 and up Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

SAM’S CLUB will offer early shopping hours every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. for seniors and those with disabilities or compromised immune systems. A “Shop from Your Car” Concierge Service is also available during these times. Learn more on their website.

TARGET will open for seniors the first hour each store is open on Wednesday mornings.

TRADER JOE’s is reserving the first hour of daily shopping to seniors, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

WALGREENS is open to seniors only every Tuesday. Seniors Day has all-day discounts and seniors-only shopping 8am-9am.

WALMART will host an hour-long senior shopping event every Tuesday from March 24-April 28 for customers aged 60 and older.

WHOLE FOODS MARKET will service customers who are over the age of 60, one hour before opening to the public.

Please check with your local stores to confirm times before shopping.

Fitness Online

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.

Senior Planet
This senior organization with the tagline, “Aging with Attitude” has online events for the next few weeks to choose from, including 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!

YouTube Has Some Great Senior Fitness Channels! Here are our Favorites:

Senior Fitness with Meredith
Eldergym
Senior Fitness Line Dance
Fitness with Cindy

Churches Going Virtual

Christ Church Sugar Land

RiverPointe Church – Richmond, Missouri City

St. Laurence Catholic Church – Sugar Land

Sugar Creek Baptist Church – Sugar Land

Parkway Fellowship -Richmond, Katy, Fulshear

Lakewood Church – Houston

Music & Concerts

Jimmy Buffet is rebroadcasting his best live shows, every Wednesday and Saturday through April for the Cabin Fever 2020 Virtual Tour.

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.

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.

The Houston Symphony is sharing previous broadcasts on their website.

Didn’t see something you like? Here’s a list of Texas Musicians who are playing online. Or, see this extensive list of virtual shows by country singers.

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!

Washington Post Daily Crosswords

Virtual Museums

Smithsonian National Museum of American History
National Museum of African American History & Culture
National Women’s History Museum
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
NASA at Home

The Anne Frank House online

Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum MuseumView China’s Terra Cotta Warriors. Can be translated to English using Google Chrome browser.

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

Mini Meditations Podcast

Daily Free Meditations

Books & Learning Online

Download the New York Public Library’s App to get 3 free e-books at a time. More info on how to download here.

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

British National Theatre: New Performance every Thursday night.

Do you know of a great virtual resource for our seniors? Email us your favorite sites!

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