Grocers across Canada offering special hours for seniors and immunocompromised Canadians

These grocers aim to better serve the elderly and immunocompromised shoppers with new hours

J-Lynn's Your Independent Grocer in Saskatoon is one of many grocers offering special hours to immune-comprised individuals across Canada.

Grocery shopping has become increasingly more stressful with the COVID-19 crisis as of late. In an effort to calm and to support the health and safety of seniors and immunocompromised individuals, many Canadian grocery stores are now offering earlier hours dedicated to them.

Grocers of all sizes--from bigger stores like Loblaws, Shoppers Drug Mart locations, J-Lynn's Your Independent Grocer in Saskatoon (pictured above) and West Vancouver's Loblaw City Market, to smaller chains such as Pusateri's Fine Foods (Eaton Centre location excluded) in Toronto--have recently announced similar offerings.

Most recently, Sobeys announced this morning that they would also be introducing "senior hours" at many of their locations as of this Friday.

These newly instated hours vary by company, but are typically scheduled between 6 a.m. - 7 a.m. or 7 a.m. - 8 a.m. In general, Canadians are encouraged to contact their local grocery store to inquire if this growing initiative is active at their specific store location.