VIDEO: Grocery stores’ special hours help seniors feel ‘very calm’

It seems odd as Silvia Molina quietly, methodically goes about the business of choosing a few items from Northgate Market’s refrigerated section, that last week, she admits giving in to the anxiety that gripped many shoppers.

“Last week, I panicked myself,” she says. “Tried to get as much as I could, and I think there’s no reason.”

But Molina finds herself “very calm” now, as she takes advantage of Northgate’s special hours set aside exclusively for seniors and those with disabilities. Northgate is one of many local markets offering such hours. Below is a list of those markets and the days and hours they’ve set aside:

ALBERTSONS

101 E. Willow St.: Tuesday and Thursday, 7-9 a.m.

BEST FOOD

5425 Long Beach Blvd.: daily, 8-8:30 a.m.

BIG SAVER

1313 E Artesia Ave.: daily, 7-8 a.m.

EL NUEVO GUADALAJARA

6792 Long Beach Blvd.: daily, 7-8 a.m.

GELSON’S

6255 E Second St.: daily, 7-8 a.m.

LAZY ACRES

2080 Bellflower Blvd.: daily, 6-7 a.m.

MOTHER’S MARKET

2475 Cherry Ave.: daily, 6-7 a.m.

NORTHGATE

2120 Pacific Ave.: daily, 7-9 a.m.

4700 Cherry Ave.: daily, 7-8 a.m.

2038 E. 10th St.: daily, 7-8 a.m.

NUMERO UNO MARKET

421 Pacific Ave.: daily, 9-10 a.m.

RALPHS

6290 Pacific Coast Hwy.: daily, 8-9 a.m.

3380 Los Coyotes Diag.: daily, 7:30-8 a.m.

RAMIREZ RANCH MARKET

945 Long Beach Blvd.: daily, 8-9 a.m.

RUVIOS JR

5353 Long Beach Blvd.: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

SMART & FINAL

1320 Atlantic Ave.: daily, 7:30-8 a.m.

20410 S Susana Rd.: daily, 7:30-8 a.m.

STATER BROS

6507 E Spring St.: daily, 7:45-8 a.m.

SUPERIOR GROCERS

5450 Cherry Ave.: daily, 7-8 a.m.

1033 Long Beach Blvd.: daily, 7-8 a.m.

TARGET

950 E 33rd St.: Wednesday, 8-9 a.m.

6750 Cherry Ave.: Wednesday, 8-9 a.m.

2270 N Bellflower Blvd.: Wednesday, 8-9 a.m.

TARGET EXPRESS

5760 E Seventh St.: Wednesday, 7-8 a.m.

VONS

1820 Ximeno Ave.: daily, 7-9 a.m.

3900 E Ocean Ave.: Tuesday and Thursday, 7-9 a.m.

600 E Broadway: daily, 7-9 a.m.

WHOLE FOODS

6700 Pacific Coast Hwy.: daily, 7-8 a.m.

3881 Lakewood Blvd.: daily, 7-8 a.m.

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