Companies such as Safeway, Sobeys
and Spud offer grocery delivery services
as “they are seeing the opportunity to
broaden how they provide service to this
segment of customers,” Morrison says.
Superstore also offers Click & Collect, a
service where you can shop online and
pick up your order without having to
leave your vehicle.
That said, a little grocery trip can
provide a much-needed outing with
others. To that end, many seniors’
housing complexes offer shuttle services
In Edmonton, LIFT, a volunteer-based driving service, takes seniors for
groceries and appointments. A number
of private fee-based driving services also
cater to seniors.
And whether you make the trip to the
grocery store or someone makes it for
you, Barker offers these tips:
• Make a list. “This will help you
plan your meals and ensure that you
get everything you need,” he says.
• For quick, simple meals and snacks
that need little cooking, stock up
on healthy items such as eggs, pre-cut vegetables and salads, whole
grain breads, canned fish, and lowor no-salt added lentil or bean soups.
• Buy foods in their natural form as
often as you can. For processed foods,
look for those that have little to no
added sugar, salt or fat. |a
• Safeway: you can order groceries online and Safeway will deliver them to
your door. Visit: shop.safeway.com or download the Grocery Delivery app
in the Apple or Google Play stores.
• Superstore: you can order groceries online and pick them up at your local
store. Visit realcanadiansuperstore.ca/aboutclickandcollect
• LIFT service: the Edmonton-based service will drive seniors to the grocery
store and other appointments. Visit drivehappiness.ca.
• Meals on Wheels: the non-profit organization will deliver prepared meals to
anyone in need. Search online for your local chapter.
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