Shopping services for the elderly

March 25, 2019 0

Let’s be honest: it gets challenging to go out to shop as we get older.

Some of the most common causes for this include:

  • Mobility issues
  • The inability to drive to places (not to mention the impatience of drivers these days)
  • The inability to reach items that may be high up on shelves
  • The stress of waiting in line to pay for your items

Who wants to go and wait at the pharmacy for 30 minutes just to fill prescriptions?

But you love to shop! So what’s a shopping-lover like you supposed to do?

Well, thankfully, in 2019, we have the internet.

And we have a myriad of services that will have everything from groceries to clothing delivered to your home.

In today’s post, I will share some of those services with you so that you can enjoy all the products you love right from home.

Shopping services for the elderly

Amazon Prime – Amazon has come a long way from being the website where students bought textbooks. Amazon Prime costs $12.99 per month, or $119 if you choose to pay for it yearly. This allows you to get free shipping on millions of items sold on Amazon. Plus in most cases, you can have the items delivered to your home within 2 days.

You can shop for everything including shower gel, shave cream, razors and household cleaners.

And the great thing about it? You don’t have to step a foot out of your home.

Amazon Fresh Get your groceries delivered to your doorstep within a few hours of ordering. Amazon Fresh costs $14.99 if you’re already an Amazon Prime member.

InstacartInstacart is another service that promises to have “groceries delivered in less than 1 hour”. If you live in the Greater San Diego area (or in California), you will be able to order from stores like Aldi, Jimbo, Sprouts, Smart & Final, Costco, Petco (hurrah for your pets!), Sam’s Club and Whole Foods.

Jet – Jet is an online department store that gives you access to everything including groceries, home furniture and electronics. They deliver to your home as well.

FreshDirect – If you live in New York City, FreshDirect will work nicely for you. They are an online grocer that delivers to homes and offices.

PeaPod – Peapod is another online grocery delivery service that you might consider for getting groceries on your doorstep.

Chewy – Have a pet? Get everything you need for him or her on They even have an “autoship” service that will automatically send you replacements for items as you begin to run out. You can simply set a schedule on their website and they will send you your pet supplies as requested.

Check with your local store

Many stores in the United States now offer an “order online and pick-up” in store service. This will still require that you drive to the store but it cuts down the amount of time you would have to walk around and shop for your own items. Stores like WalMart, Vons and Target offer such services now.

Some pharmacies also offer home delivery. It is just a matter of asking your preferred pharmacy if they have it.


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