Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired )

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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I don't see too many seniors getting up and going shopping at 6am around here. For the ones that do go, good luck getting their shopping done in 1 hour. It looks more like Senior Mopping hour. It's mostly employees mopping and wiping down stuff with Clorox wipes. Many people here are volunteering to do the shopping for seniors.

Mar 19, 2020 04:49 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Every grocery store in our area has done the same.  It is unfortunate that they didn't get input from our Health Care Professionals who have advised that this is one of the worst times to open for Seniors.  Most have their home help arriving in those 2 hours and the Seniors transportation is not available until 9am.  I instead, wished they'd made it simpler for all Seniors to have home delivery - they shouldn't be out!


Mar 19, 2020 08:15 AM
David M. Dwares
Title Professionals Corp. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Title guy with a broker license
  • Extremely Early Bird Special
  • Supermarket Shuffle
  • Scooter Races
  • Why are there only green bananas?
Mar 19, 2020 06:40 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

A trip to the supermarket is an adventure anytime.  So many "interesting" sights, people-watching and real-life human experiments on full display.  Who needs amusement parks?  

Mar 19, 2020 05:10 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I get it, Barbara... I made the mistake of shopping at a Harris Teeter "next door" to Sun City in Indian Land because it was Thursday and senior day discount day... I have not repeated that experience at that store since. :)

Mar 19, 2020 04:34 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   Are they asked to show ID when buying alcohol or tobacco?

Mar 19, 2020 08:27 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

LOL That sounds like our Farmers Market here in Minot Barbara Todaro 

Mar 19, 2020 06:11 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

The caveat I see is that few could out muscle you at checkout. Shop 'til they drop Barbara. If you must shop for groceries at 6am you're a Rough Rider and the older the better.

Mar 19, 2020 08:12 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Geriatric Shuffle Races...There are some stores participating here Barbara, offering 'at-risk' customers to come in 7:00-8:00am. My husband said it was c-r-a-z-y!

Mar 19, 2020 08:10 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

When I saw this yesterday I thought it wasn't the best idea. Why 6am? Why can't seniors go at 11am? I understand that they are trying to be helpful but is it really?

I am going to take my chances with the regular population.

Mar 19, 2020 08:09 AM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

No, Barbara, I haven't seen or notice any such event for shopping by seniors only yet in my area, but I would certainly consider going if a time opens up for seniors only.

Mar 19, 2020 06:56 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I'm so grateful that stores are doing this - sure, it's dangerous, but it's less dangerous than a) going without food or b) shopping when everyone else is there. 

Mar 19, 2020 06:54 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Nice that they have reserved this time for seniors, also nice that so many deliver groceries.

Mar 19, 2020 06:00 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Here many of the stores have set aside 7-8am for seniors "only". 

Mar 19, 2020 05:44 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I was waiting for you to tell us that they thought you were too young and didnt let you in. They are doing it here too and the shelves are full at 6am i am told.  

Mar 19, 2020 05:11 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Do the shopping aisles have traffic directional markers to direct those with walkers and riding scooters, Barbara Todaro

Mar 19, 2020 09:47 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Another name 

Insanity ... more of it! 

Mar 19, 2020 09:07 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing this experience.

Mar 19, 2020 07:47 AM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

It's literally the stupidest plan ever to have all the seniors at the same place at the same time.  One exposed person can tank a community. 

Mar 19, 2020 11:14 AM
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Stop & Shop and Market Basket around here

I'm glad they are offering it

Mar 19, 2020 09:56 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Most seniors I know are asleep at 6 am.  

Mar 19, 2020 09:44 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Our grocery stores are doing the same.   Hopefully this keeps our seniors from any germs.

Mar 19, 2020 08:27 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

We have 7-9AM senior hours at most stores.

Silver & Blue-hair Attack, Swarm! Swarm!

Mar 19, 2020 06:04 PM
Byron K . Jones
Coatesville, PA
List Today - Sold Tomorrow!

Most of the Seniors i have talked to all state they are up at the crack of Dawn,...but the problem is 2 fold...shelves will still not be stocked and 2nd..your putting all the people that should be "protected" in the same area and the same time...not a good idea

Mar 19, 2020 10:41 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Still probably safer if all the seniors had been staying safely at home and not mixing with the masses.

Mar 19, 2020 02:54 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

The greatest generation.

Mar 19, 2020 12:58 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yes, they are doing that here, too but haven't ventured out. They also say they cannot (will not) turn others away who show up.

Mar 19, 2020 12:17 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Happily our local market has no designated hours, and there were lots of items available...A

Mar 19, 2020 11:31 AM
Jerrill Ewing
N & J Lake Properties, LLC - Eatonton, GA

Dreadful idea, happy for click list right now.

Mar 19, 2020 11:22 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Wow! That what it was.

I too was doing the grocery thing early this morning and found the store full of shuffling men. I expected. like seen in the mall food court, a gaggle of ladies clustered somewhere. None were found.

So, momma was left to deal with the health-care worker and poppa when to the store. 90% were holding a shopping list to their nose.

Mar 19, 2020 11:13 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I thought that was a crazy idea - having all of the seniors go, en masse, through the narrow aisles of the grocery store. They're doing it here too and I would definitely not be found there during that time!!

I'm still sick so, I've been quarantined for a week now and am having my groceries delivered and left at my door. I'm not taking any chances of getting or passing anything to anyone.

Mar 20, 2020 10:25 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I got out early yesterday for the first time in over a week. I was pleasantly pleased as to see how well the shelves were stocked (except for paper products). It was not crowded at 6:15 a.m.  I bought what I needed and got out of there. It was nice to get some fresh fruits and veggies.  

Mar 20, 2020 08:33 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Well kid, they are doing it here but the wife and I won't take advantage until next Thursday. In my area we may be the old farts. We'll see!

Mar 20, 2020 04:28 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Don't get grazed by a walker.

Mar 19, 2020 06:34 PM