Eating Well As You Get Older

Frequently Asked Questions

29. I find it difficult to shop for food. Where can I get help?

If you don't drive or have trouble walking or carrying groceries, help may be available. Many grocers offer home-delivery services. Some supermarkets and chains let you order groceries and other products on the Internet. For a small fee, the groceries can be delivered to your home.

You might ask family or friends, your place of worship, or a local volunteer center for help with shopping. Home-delivered meals are also available for people who can't get out. Your Area Agency on Aging might be able to tell you where to get help if you can't shop or make your own meals. To contact your Area Agency on Aging for information about programs in your community, call the Eldercare Locator toll free at 1-800-677-1116.