NEW ORLEANS — More stores in the New Orleans area are adding special hours to help senior shoppers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Seniors are some of the most vulnerable to the new coronavirus, so they're getting a chance to shop for the things they need in a safe, clean environment.

Here's what we have. If we missed your store, please email the information to

Rouses – No specified senior hour on web site; open 7a – 8p daily   Shop online:

Robert – 6a-7a senior hour  7a- 9p store hours Shop online:

Winn Dixie -  8a-9a M-F senior hour, stores 8a-8p daily shop online:

Dorignac’s – 6:30 am - 7:30 am Mondays and Thursdays for seniors; 7a-9p store hours

Breaux Mart - Tuesdays, 8a-9a senior hour; 8a-7p every day store hours

Trader Joe’s senior hour 9a-10a  store hours 9a-7p every day – limit to number of customers in store at one time

Walmart – Seniors Tuesdays 6a – 7a  store hours 7a-8:30 pm  Shop online:

Zuppardo's Family Market in Metairie opens an hour early, at 8 a.m., every Wednesday for seniors.

Main's Market in Folsom opens at 6:30 a.m. every morning to do the same.

Langenstein’s – 7a - 8a senior hour, every Wednesday and Sunday morning. 

Big retail stores are also helping senior citizens.

LIST: Stores designate shopping times for seniors, vulnerable during COVID-19 outbreak

Whole Foods is opening an hour earlier as well, but the hours vary on which location you go to. The locations in the New Orleans area open at 8 a.m., so senior hour begins at 7 a.m.

Walmart and Target are also offering assistance. Target is dedicating its first hour to seniors every Wednesday. Walmart will dedicate the first opening hour every Tuesday to seniors, but that does not start until March 24.

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LIST: Stores designate shopping times for seniors, vulnerable during COVID-19 outbreak

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