Resources for Seniors

Listed below are links to community resources that may help during the COVID-19 outbreak. The list is updated as frequently as possible, but some information may have changed more quickly than we can make the revisions. If you know of any community resources not included in this list, please email mbauer@captaincares.org.

Please note CAPTAIN CHS is not providing endorsements for the private resources listed, but list those in an effort to connect community members with as many sources of support as possible.

Resource List

  • The situation around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing rapidly, and the National Council On Aging is taking proactive steps to share the best information they have to protect the public’s health, especially among older adults. Now is the time to stay informed and follow basic tips to protect yourself and those around you.

  • At this time, The Home Delivered Meal Program is operating with no disruption in service. All clients will receive a pack of emergency meals on Tuesday, March 17 between the hours of 2pm - 5pm. They ask that all participants are home during this time to accept these meals. This is in addition to the regular meal delivery that will continue Monday through Friday between the hours of 11am - 1pm. If you have any questions please call The Office for the Aging meals program at 518-884-4996.

  • With more than 400,000 New Yorkers living with Alzheimer's and 1 million caregivers in our state, the dedicated Programs Team is making educational programs and support groups available via phone or video conferencing. Visit to find a list of groups and dial-in information. There are also tips available for dementia caregivers at home and for individuals in assisted living on the website, as well as a 24/7 Helpline ready to assist at 800.272.3900.

  • The Town of Clifton Park is serving vulnerable seniors through our RUOK program. They will be calling those registered frequently to see if they are OK or have needs. Seniors can register online at the link or call 518-371-0083. Clifton Park residents only.

  • Senior Store Hours: On March 17, Dollar General began senior store hours, which are designed to allow some of their most vulnerable neighbors the ability to shop during the first hour that their stores are open to avoid busier and more crowded shopping periods. For customers who can wait an hour, they strongly encourage you to plan their shopping accordingly to help support their at-risk customers.

  • Fresh Market Special Shopping Hours

    Fresh Market stores will offer special shopping hours for senior citizens and others more at risk to suffer the effects of coronavirus. Store will be open for them from 8-9 a.m., Monday to Friday. Fresh Market stores are located at 52 Marion Avenue in Saratoga Springs and 664 New Loudon Road in Latham.

  • Hannaford Supermarkets announced Thursday it is shortening its store hours to 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, and that it is setting aside a dedicated hour for seniors to shop from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays.

  • All Price Chopper, Market 32 and Market Bistro stores will close at 10 p.m. and reopen to the general public at 7 a.m. The overnight closures facilitate restocking and additional preventative sanitation, the company said. Stores will open an hour earlier, at 6 a.m., to exclusively serve "members of our communities who are most vulnerable to coronavirus."

  • Beginning Wednesday, March 18, Target will reserve the first hour of shopping each Wednesday at stores nationwide for vulnerable guests – including elderly and those with underlying health concerns.