HAMILTON, NJ -- With senior citizens considered the most vulnerable from the health affects of the coronavirus (COVID-19), it's increasingly important that the health of the elderly is taken into consideration in public places. Local supermarket Foley's Family Market is setting aside special shopping hours for seniors citizens who need to get their groceries without worrying about being possibly exposed.
Beginning on March 18, Foley's will be welcoming seniors citizens every Wednesday and Friday morning between 7:00 am until 8:00 am until further notice for "Elderly Hour" when they will only let customers ages 60 or older will be in the store to shop.
Mike Borysewicz, manager at Foley's Family Market, said that a lot of their typical clientele are senior citizens so that market wanted to be sure they are "given the best chance to get necessary items" by shopping early in the morning.
"We know that seniors are the most susceptible to the virus," said Borysewiscz. "The earliest time in the day when there are the least amount of shoppers in the store is best for them to shop. We are doing as much as we can do to keep the store stocked."
While the store will not be checking identifications of shoppers, they are asking for the cooperation of shoppers and respect for elders.
Foley's Family Market is located at 1080 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road in Hamilton. The store's hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm and Sunday from 8:00 am until 8:00 pm.
As of 6:00 pm on Tuesday, there are no know cases of coronavirus in Hamilton, however efforts such as these shopping hours are in place as a precaution.
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