Free Lyft Rides for Seniors

One of our friends in the community has created an awesome partnership with Lyft to make sure seniors have a way to get groceries during the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

The Fresh Grocer on Monument Road is partnering with Lyft to provide free rides for seniors to and from their homes during morning shopping hours (7:30-8:30 a.m.) through April 1. Older adults are at a greater risk of severe illness if they contract coronavirus. As a result, Fresh Grocer and a number of stores have set aside early morning hours so that seniors can shop safely.

Other Fresh Grocer/ShopRite locations in the region offering this promotion include:

  • The Fresh Grocer of Wyncote, Montgomery County
  • ShopRite of Brooklawn, Camden County, NJ
  • ShopRite of 24th & Oregon, Philadelphia
  • ShopRite of Island Ave, Philadelphia
  • ShopRite of Bensalem, Bucks County

In case you missed it, here are some food resources in Philadelphia and Montgomery County. Senator Hughes wants everyone to be safe during these unprecedented times. That starts with staying home unless it is to buy groceries or other critical needs, and following the recommendations of our public health officials. Do your part to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

COVID-19: Social Distancing
COVID-19: Social Distancing

Here is guide issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, helping provide clear guidance and direction in response to coronavirus COVID-19. The residents of Philadelphia and its suburbs have been ordered to remain at home as to help prevent spread of coronavirus, find out what that means for you. 

Keep in mind, Philadelphia is regularly updating its website to provide more information and resources on coronavirus COVID-19.  

Montgomery County is doing the same

Here are some reminders about preventing spread of the disease: 

Best practices to plan, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control. 

What are the symptoms of coronavirus? 
Symptoms of the COVID-19 can include: 

  • Fever 
  • Cough 
  • Shortness of breath  

The symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Reported illnesses have ranged from people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill and dying.  
What to do if you think you have coronavirus COVID-19, according to the CDC

  • Stay home except to get medical care 
  • Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home 
  • Call ahead before visiting your doctor 
  • Wear a facemask if you are sick 
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes 
  • Clean your hands often 
  • Avoid sharing personal household items 
  • Clean all “high-touch” surfaces everyday 

For more details on what to do prevent coronavirus COVID-19 spread, visit the CDCs full list of recommendations.

Coronavirus Information Sheet - click to download.

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