Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Connected

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

FBS Resources

Senior Shopping Hours

Updated 10/8/2020

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.

**Masks required in all stores, per corporate rules, even in areas without COVID-19 cases.

H-E-B, through the delivery service Favor, is offering a grocery 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 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday. 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. Note: No dedicated senior shopping hours at your local store.

**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. More information at https://corporate.aldi.us/en/newsroom/aldi-covid-19-updates/.

**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. More information: https://www.costco.com/covid-updates.html.

KROGER stores open at least one hour earlier for seniors and at-risk customers. Call your local store for exact times. Free pickup and delivery are also available with the Kroger phone app (additional fees/tips may apply).

**SAM’S CLUB now offers Curbside Pickup at all locations. More information here: https://www.samsclub.com/content/pickup.

**TARGET reserves the first hour of shopping on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to support vulnerable guests including, seniors, 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 stores dedicate the first hour of operation (either 8AM-9AM or 9AM-10AM depending on the store) on Wednesdays and Sundays to serve our senior customers over the age of 60 and customers with disabilities who may need additional assistance while shopping. To find the hours for your store, please visit their locations page

**WALGREENS is open to seniors every Tuesday from 8am-9am, and is also available for their caregivers and immediate families.

**WALMART stores 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. Visit their store finder page to find your local store’s hours. Pharmacies and vision centers will also be open during this time.

**WHOLE FOODS MARKET stores have dedicated shopping hours to service customers who are 60 years and older, those with disabilities and those who the CDC defines as high risk. Find your local store’s hours here.

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. You can also play Virtual BINGO every Thursday from 1-2pm!

Senior Planet
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:

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

Check to see if your favorite music festival is going virtual this year!

The Houston Symphony is sharing previous broadcasts on their website and you can tune in live every Sunday at 8 p.m. on Houston Public Media News 88.7 FM on the radio or online,

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!

Washington Post Daily Crosswords

Virtual Museums

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

Houston Area Museums:
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
NASA at Home

International Museums:
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

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!

Waller County Libraries are closed, but the Brookshire Pattison Library is still open for Curbside Pickup! Don’t have a library card? Sign up online!

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!

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