Some retailers will be offering select times specifically for older people:
Tesco – every Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9-10am will be specifically for vulnerable and older people to shop and avoid the busiest periods (except smaller, ‘Express’ stores).
Iceland – some stores will be offering the same as Tesco on Wednesdays 8-9am (check with your nearest store).
FOOD SHOPPING ONLINE
There are some online resources available from which you can order complete ready-made meals or fresh ingredients, these include:
Wiltshire Farm Foods – click the link to visit their website or phone 0800 077 3100. Ready-made meals which can be microwaved or oven cooked at home.
Milk & More – basics including milk, cheeses, breads and more, all delivered to your door.
Hello Fresh – fresh food items delivered to your door.
Free access to exercise at home
By using YouTube (see Entertainment section below), you can stay healthy by following a number of online videos. We’ve got the following suggestions (just remember, they’re not for everyone, and only do what you can!):
BBC Exercising at Home – the BBC are offering tips on exercising at home, and The Green Goddess – “the original keep-fit queen of the 80s - is making a comeback on BBC Breakfast. Eighty-year-old Diana Moran will be doing exercises three times a week from self-isolation so viewers can follow along at home”.
Beginners Tai Chi – a good beginners Tai Chi class which can be done seated or standing.
Chair Yoga – for beginners and anyone wanting seated chair yoga.
General Work Out – aimed at older persons, can be done seated or standing.
Meditation – a 5 minute video on meditation that you can do anywhere.
Free Books Online (FREE) – a resource of fifteen websites where you can read books for free.
Netflix – an online video streaming platform to watch TV, films and documentaries.
YouTube (FREE) – videos covering everything from arts to education and more.
Crosswords and puzzles – lots of options to choose from here.