Companies such as Safeway, Sobeysand Spud offer grocery delivery servicesas “they are seeing the opportunity tobroaden how they provide service to thissegment of customers,” Morrison says.Superstore also offers Click & Collect, aservice where you can shop online andpick up your order without having toleave your vehicle.
That said, a little grocery trip canprovide a much-needed outing withothers. To that end, many seniors’housing complexes offer shuttle servicesfor shopping.
In Edmonton, LIFT, a volunteer-based driving service, takes seniors forgroceries and appointments. A numberof private fee-based driving services alsocater to seniors.
And whether you make the trip to thegrocery store or someone makes it foryou, Barker offers these tips:
• Make a list. “This will help youplan your meals and ensure that youget everything you need,” he says.
• For quick, simple meals and snacksthat need little cooking, stock upon healthy items such as eggs, pre-cut vegetables and salads, wholegrain breads, canned fish, and lowor no-salt added lentil or bean soups.
• Buy foods in their natural form asoften as you can. For processed foods,look for those that have little to noadded sugar, salt or fat. |a
• Safeway: you can order groceries online and Safeway will deliver them toyour door. Visit: shop.safeway.com or download the Grocery Delivery appin the Apple or Google Play stores.
• Superstore: you can order groceries online and pick them up at your localstore. Visit realcanadiansuperstore.ca/aboutclickandcollect
• LIFT service: the Edmonton-based service will drive seniors to the grocerystore and other appointments. Visit drivehappiness.ca.
• Meals on Wheels: the non-profit organization will deliver prepared meals toanyone in need. Search online for your local chapter.
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