ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Walmart officials announced a senior shopping hour — 6-7 a.m. — for those 60 and up every Tuesday to the end of April, joining most other grocery chains with such arrangements in New Mexico.
In a news release, the company said the senior shopping time “will start one hour before stores open to the public, and pharmacies will be available during this time, as well. Vision centers will also be open to help with emergency and essential needs only.”
Other grocery locations with special hours for seniors 60 plus and high-risk individuals include the following:
• Smith’s Food & Drug from 7-8 a.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
• Albertsons from 7-9 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays
• Whole Foods from 7-8 a.m., all week long
• Target stores from 8-9 a.m. on Wednesdays.
Most of these companies also offer curbside pickup with fees waived and all stores have noted that product availability has been limited.
Dollar General recently announced the first opening hour, 8-9 a.m., each operating day will be reserved for senior customers. The stores will also be closing an hour early to allow for time to restock shelves.
“We request that customers respect these hours for the health of our community during this time of uncertainty,” Aubriana Martindale, Smith’s corporate affairs manager said in a statement. “We appreciate all of our customers for their kind consideration, whose concern contributed to our decision to provide allocated hours for seniors.”
The city of Albuquerque keeps an updated webpage at http://www.cabq.gov/news/coronavirus-impacts-on-city-services for services affected by the virus. Scroll to the bottom of that page for grocery store information.