There are times when retirees have little interest in cooking, yet still desire Sensations Dining and other culinary services. For those who are tech-savvy, there are grocery and meal delivery apps for the elderly that will allow you to find the best nearby restaurants and grocery stores, and below are a list of the most popular choices.
Grocery shopping can be time-consuming and tedious for retirees, especially during the holidays. By using InstaCart, you will have access to thousands of goods that can be purchased from nearby grocery stores like Whole Foods, Kroger, Target, or Costco, and the produce is handpicked and capable of being delivered to your residence within two hours. At this time InstaCart is only available in eighteen cities but is expanding rapidly.
Retirees who become members of Amazon Prime can get every essential household item shipped directly to their doorstep thanks to Amazon Pantry. This includes medical equipment, cleaning tools, and supplies for pets. This app is prized for its accuracy, broad selection, and rapid delivery.
What a Crock
This is a very unique service that is designed for those that own slow cookers. This app allows you to dial in and request a specific meal which is then delivered and all you have to do is put it into your slow cooker or crockpot. Those without a slow cooker can have a new one delivered and this service will save you a lot of time and energy on meal preparation.
While this transportation service doesn’t directly prepare meals, they specialize in delivering them. The Uber drivers will head to local restaurants and eateries on your behalf and pick up any meals you’ve ordered, for a fee. Their speed and efficiency are what make their services stand out as well as providing accurate delivery times.
Meals on Wheels
Although their app is new, this is one of the oldest services on the list, having been in operation for over sixty years. Meals on Wheels are designed to prepare and deliver food to those that don’t have the time or energy to prepare and cook it themselves. Depending on the community you live in, there might be a waiting list, so sign up as soon as possible.
Retirees often have specialized dietary needs, and the majority of food delivery apps don’t cater to them except one, which is Magic Kitchen. This app is ideal for those who are following a gluten-free, diabetic, dairy-free, or vegetarian diet, as Magic Kitchen employs chefs who will arrange single-serve dishes which are specifically made for retirees and can be reheated.
The biggest advantage of this meal app is its sheer size and speed. PostMates have access to over twenty-five thousand different grocery stores and restaurants and will deliver your food in sixty minutes or less. In fact, their service is so detailed that you can even track the progress of the courier via Android or iOS.