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Special Store Hours for Seniors

Here is a list of Modesto Area stores that are offering special programs for seniors and at-risk costumers because of coronavirus. All programs are subject to change.

Big Lots: The first hour 9 am -10 am of the day is reserved for senior citizens and those most vulnerable to this virus.  Big Lots stores are open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. 

Cardenas Markets: Open an hour early each day 6 am -7 am for seniors & first responders to shop before the general public. Regular hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Dollar General: Offers senior store hour, the first hour each day, to allow seniors and other at-risk customers time to shop.  Call or check online at for the closest location and hours.

La Perla Tapatia: The first hour of shopping each day 7-8 am is reserved for customers age 65 and over and those with disabilities.

O’Brien’s Market: Customers age 65 or older are allowed to shop one hour before the store opens daily 7-8 am. Be prepared to show identification. Hours are now 8 am-7 pm Raley’s: Is offering to those 65 or older Senior 2 Essential Bags options with pre-selected bags of grocery essentials at a discounted price starting.  A $20 with staples including fruits and vegetables, canned soup, pasta and sauce, beans, peanut butter and canned tuna, and a $35 with ready-to-eat meals which can be heated at home with entrees and salads. Limited and one per family. 

Safeway: 6 am- 9 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday are open to the most at-risk members of the community to do their shopping. This includes the elderly, immunocompromised and pregnant women. 
Save Mart & FoodMaxx:  Seniors and at-risk including pregnant women and the immunocompromised, shopping hours. are 6 to 9 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday will be reserved to shop. O

Smart & Final: 7:30 am-8 am before the store opens to allow seniors and those at high-risk to shop. Normal Hours 8 am-8 pm.

Target: The first hour each Wednesday 8 am-9 am is reserved for those most vulnerable, the elderly, pregnant women and those with underlying health issues. Store Hours 8 am -9 p.m. 

Walgreens: Senior hours 8-9 am every Tuesday. Free shipping with online orders, use SENIOR30 for 30% off on store brand items and SENIOR20 for all other eligible items. Use the drive through for greater convience. Every Tuesday is Senior Day with special discounts for those over 55.

Walmart: Offering Senior shopping from 6 a.m. to 7 .am. every Tuesday. Store hours are from 7 am to 9 am. 

If you are not a senior or at high risk please respect these special hours. If you have elderly neighbors make sure you check in on them and make sure they are doing alright. Also buy only what you need, please do not hoarde, the supply chain has not closed, trucks are still delivering daily.  Together, separately we will all get through this. 



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Middagh Goodwin LIVES Music. He has been booking and promoting Music, Art and Comedy for years in the Central Valley. He ran the award winning Plea for Peace Center in Stockton for 5 Years and has booked bands from A-Z. Middagh is beginning 2016 with a new position at the Gallo Center for the Arts and celebrating Beat Happy! Music's 30th Anniversary. Read the MAMAView every month and a the Needle Drop 52 Records 52 Weeks.