Yellowknife businesses offer ‘elderly hours’ to help seniors with shopping

Arthur C. Green/CKLB Radio

Some Yellowknife businesses are offering ‘elderly hours’ to help protect older shoppers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

It seems that those most vulnerable to COVID-19 are individuals 65 years of age or older, those with compromised immune systems as well as people with underlying medical conditions and Yellowknife businesses are doing their part to protect these citizens. Although there has been no confirmed cases in the NWT.

Local stores implementing ‘elderly hours’ are:

  • Shoppers Drug Mart-8:00 a.m. till 9:00 a.m.
  • Independent (Old Airport Road)-7:00 a.m. till 8:00 a.m.
  • Co-Op-8:00 a.m. till 9:00a.m.
  • Canadian Tire-8:30 a.m. till 9:30 a.m.

Shoppers Drug Mart Pharmacy is even offering free drug delivery for those who are self-isolating or can’t leave the house.

About the Author

Arthur C. Green
Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked as a spot news photographer/journalist with such news organizations as Vista-radio, CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire and Postmedia in Alberta.