WHAT IS SHOP4SENIORS
Nobody should have to risk their lives performing essential tasks during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
8 out of 10 coronavirus deaths reported in the U.S. have been in adults 65 years old and older. In Italy, many did not heed the warnings. We need to protect our grandparents and elderly neighbors by helping them stay at home.
SHOP4SENIORS was founded as a means of providing assistance to older Pennsylvanians and Pennsylvanians at high risk of infection during the duration of the 2020 COVID-19 outbreak. SHOP4SENIORS helps with essential activities such as buying groceries or other goods that a person may want or need but is unable to get out of fear of contracting the virus.
SHOP4SENIORS brings the local community together to help older Pennsylvanians in this time of unprecedented need. SHOP4SENIORS has two facets: People who are older or at high risk of infection submit their grocery list to their local organization, and people who are at low to no risk can sign up to drive to the supermarket to pick up the list and deliver to the person who ordered. It's that easy!
HOW CAN I HELP?
Thank you for your interest!
If you are a healthy individual at MINIMAL risk of contracting COVID-19, your neighbors need you!
Staying Safe While Volunteering
The primary concern of our organization is public safety. We were founded with the concern of public safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so the safety of everyone involved with our organization is utterly important. Below are some steps that volunteers can take to avoid contracting and spreading COVID-19. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that even after taking these steps one will not contract the virus, and it is a risk that our volunteers are running. Please keep in mind however that those who are volunteering should be at lower risk than the elderly folks we are volunteering for, but precautions are necessary to avoid spreading the disease to those at a higher risk. Thank you for your support and eagerness to end the COVID-19 pandemic!
Wash your hands often and for at least 20 seconds at a time
Use hand sanitizer if soap and water is not readily available
Avoid touching your face including your mouth, nose, and eyes
Avoid close contact with people (especially when shopping for items at a grocery store)
Wear gloves when shopping and dispose of gloves when done shopping
Avoid touching things in the grocery store you are not buying
Clean the shopping cart that you are using at the grocery store
If shopping for elderly folks avoid face to face contact with them - this could mean leaving their groceries on their front porch, in their garage, etc.
If you are sick or if someone in your family is sick, please stay home!
Please visit the CDC website for more ways that your can stay safe!