Independent living doesn’t mean that you have to spend your days running chores and shopping ’til you drop. You’ve earned a little relaxation, and it’s easier than ever to find delivery services to take the burden of menial chores off your back. Groceries and prescription medication are two things you need to replenish at regular intervals, and both are available by home delivery, freeing you to spend your day with family and friends, watching television, or working on hobbies.
Grocery Delivery Services
Families worry (often needlessly) about independent-living seniors, and one of their biggest concerns is that you might run out of groceries. And you know that weekly grocery shopping is a hassle. You’ve spent decades doing it. Wouldn’t it be nice if someone would do it for you? Several large grocery delivery operations service various parts of the country, and they’re listed below. If you live outside of their delivery areas, call your local grocery stores and ask if they deliver. Many local grocery stores have added home delivery in recent years.
- Peapod offers delivery primarily on the East Coast and the Midwest. In addition to conventional foods, they offer a nice selection of organic items. You have to order a minimum of $60 worth of groceries, and their delivery fees run around $7 to $10.
- NetGrocer delivers all over the country via FedEx. They offer regular specials, such as $20 off with a $50 order. Shopping by aisle and reusing shopping lists are two features of their service. Shipping rates vary by locale.
- WeGoShop.com is the largest grocery delivery service in the United States and Canada, and they deliver to all 50 states and the District of Columbia. You can select which local grocery store you want your items delivered from, and WeGoShop.com does the shopping and delivering for you. The delivery charge for $150 in groceries runs about $25.
- Safeway offers delivery to some East Coast and West Coast states, as well as Arizona. Their minimum order is $50, and their delivery fees run from around $10 to $12.
Prescription Medication Delivery
Wal-Mart offers free delivery on all prescription medicines, including their $10, 90-day supply specials. You can order refills over the Internet or by dialing 1-800-2REFILL. Their hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. central time.
When you choose independent living, it’s comforting to know that your basic needs are no more than a keystroke or a phone call away.