Many grocers are setting aside time specifically for our senior citizens, who are considered higher risk of becoming infected with the COVID-19 virus. This list is as accurate as we can get for local area stores.

Aldi – Darien, Downers Grove, and Westmont locations are open normal hours from 9am to 7pm. We don’t know of any special hours for seniors.

Costco – Members who are 60 and older, 8am to 9am on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Oakbrook and Bolingbrook locations. The pharmacy will also be open during this hour.
Starts Tuesday, March 24.

Fresh Thyme – Senior hours at the Downers Grove location are 6am to 8am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
This policy is already in effect.

Jewel-Osco – Senior shoppers are being given priority from 7am to 9am Tuesdays and Thursdays at all area stores..
This policy is already in effect.

Mariano’ – The Westmont grocer has set aside two hours daily 6am to 8am for seniors and those with underlying health conditions.
This policy is already in effect.

Meijer – At the Bolingbrook location: On Mondays and Wednesdays, 7-8 a.m. is reserved for essential service workers; on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-8 a.m. is reserved for senior citizens and customers with chronic health conditions.
This is in effect.

Pete’s Fresh Market – The Willowbrook and Oakbrook Terrace locations have reduced hours from 8am to 9pm.

Standard Market – Westmont location every day from 7am to 8am is reserved for seniors. In effect now.

Target – Wednesday the first hour at Woodridge from 8am to 0am is reserved for the elderly and other vulnerable populations, such as those with compromised immune systems.
This policy is already in effect.

Trader Joe’s – Downers Grove location crew members will maintain an additional line outside the front door for seniors, 9am to 7pm daily, to expedite entry.
Starts Monday, March 23.

Walgreens – Seniors-only hour every Tuesday, 8am to 9am for all area locations.
Starts Tuesday, March 24.

Walmart – Customers ages 60 and older can shop every Tuesday an hour before stores open, starting at 6am. Darien and Bolingbrook stores open at 7am. Pharmacy and vision centers will also be open during this time.
Starting Tuesday through April 28.

Whole Foods – Age 60 and older can shop daily an hour before stores open to the general public. Store hours vary. Hinsdale and Willowbrook normally opens at 9am, Seniors have access at 8am.
This is already in effect.

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