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New program to provide meals, check-ins for area seniors

in Food

A program providing free meals and daily check-in calls to some of the most at-risk and isolated residents of Stanislaus County and northern Merced County is now open to the public.

Seniors are facing the most severe risks and complications from the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of stay-at-home recommendations, many have limited interaction with their neighbors and families and often can’t get groceries on their own.

In response, Legacy Health Endowment and Covenant Care Home and Hospice partnered to pilot a Meals on Wheels and Well Check Calls program. The program is now open to other needy seniors in the area.

This program provides free meals Monday through Friday and a daily wellness phone call. If a senior cannot be reached, or is having an emergency, Covenant Care staff is prepared to step in to get them the help they need. Meals are prepared by the United Samaritan’s Foundation, which has a long history of providing fresh and balanced meals for hundreds of seniors each week through their existing senior feeding programs.

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Lucky, Save Mart extend pharmacy hours for seniors, high risk patients

in Around California/Health

MODESTO — The Save Mart Companies announced all Save Mart and Lucky pharmacies will extend hours every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 to 9 a.m. for seniors and higher risk patients to utilize pharmaceutical services. The company is asking other guests to allow seniors and vulnerable populations, such as pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems, primary access to its pharmacies during these times.

The extension of pharmacy hours accompanies the company’s dedicated shopping hours for seniors and vulnerable populations, every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 9 a.m., at all Save Mart, Lucky and FoodMaxx stores throughout California and Northern Nevada.

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