Assistance for Senior Citizens

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The CDC states older adults are at higher risk for severe illness due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus.  Aurora is connected to many senior services care programs that will provide assistance, including meals, to our seniors:  


The following stores are holding special shopping hours for senior citizens and other vulnerable populations. 

DOLLAR GENERAL first hour of operations each day will be dedicated solely to the shopping needs of senior customers.  Dollar General stores are open 8a to 10p daily. 

JEWEL-OSCO is allowing the vulnerable population, including senior citizens and pregnant individual, to have priority shopping on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 7:00am and 9:00am.

MARIANO’S has set aside two hours daily from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. — for seniors and those with underlying health conditions. 

MEIJER stores and pharmacies will provide dedicated shopping times for senior citizens and customers with chronic health conditions on Tuesdays and Thursdays an hour before stores open from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Meijer stores will close overnight at 10 p.m and will open each morning at 8 a.m. 

TARGET will reserve the first hour of shopping each Wednesday at stores nationwide for vulnerable guests – including elderly and those with underlying health concerns.  All stores will close by 9 p.m. daily but have varying opening hours that range from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. Check the nearest sores. 

WALGREEN’S locations, including 24-hour stores, will now be open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. during weekdays until further notice.  These store hours will also apply to weekends, while pharmacy hours on weekends will largely remain the same. 

WALMART will host an hour-long senior shopping event every Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. for customers aged 60 and older. Pharmacies and Vision Centers will also be open during this time. Stores have adjust operating hours from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily.

This list is updated frequently with information provided by the Illinois Retail Merchants Association. If you know of other essential retail stores in Aurora providing special hours for senior citizens, please email [email protected]