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Mike Mabes 03-22-2020 06:25 PM

ways to help the elderly
 
As we have over a hundred threads I am not sure if this has been posted already. This is NYC centric.

We all know that the older people are the most vulnerable to this virus. I read this heartbreaking story of a couple in their 80s, who were in a parking lot at a grocery store but were afraid to go in. They were asking people to help, and after about an hour they found someone who did help. They gave this person $100 to go in and buy their groceries. But it took an hour for them to find this Good Samaritan.

There are ways we can help. From the link - If you want to know what you can do to help, from donating funds to physically volunteering, we’ve rounded up a tidy list of amazing organizations that are rallying to ensure food, aid, and medical supplies are delivered to those who are in need while alone during this outbreak.

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/news...utbreak-031820

Vesicant 03-22-2020 06:38 PM

The primary thing anybody can do for us elderly (I'm 70) is stop panic buying and give the supply chain a chance to catch up. Sure, special senior hours at the supermarket sound fine, but there were 200 yards of us lined up at 7:00 a.m. for our chance to buy one of the three rolls of TP left in the state.

Mike Mabes 03-22-2020 06:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Vesicant (Post 22204480)
The primary thing anybody can do for us elderly (I'm 70) is stop panic buying and give the supply chain a chance to catch up. Sure, special senior hours at the supermarket sound fine, but there were 200 yards of us lined up at 7:00 a.m. for our chance to buy one of the three rolls of TP left in the state.

Right. I did my small part at the 7-11 buying a pack of 50 napkins instead of toilet paper. They didn't have any, but I did not try to go elsewhere or online to find it.

Carryon 03-23-2020 01:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Mike Mabes (Post 22204510)
Right. I did my small part at the 7-11 buying a pack of 50 napkins instead of toilet paper. They didn't have any, but I did not try to go elsewhere or online to find it.

Interestingly enough there was a article in the NY Times where plumbers all over are busy fixing clogged drags and septic tanks, because apparently anything but actual toilet paper isn't supposed to be flushed


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