Given that senior citizens in our town are amongst our most vulnerable citizens, the following resources and/or services are listed to help them meet basic needs while following current guidelines from federal, state and county sources to minimize potential exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
This is by no means an all-inclusive list. The services and assistances offered by private organizations, businesses, governmental agencies and even individuals are growing daily. Many can be found on local social media outlets, news organizations and governmental agencies.
A list of community resources is available for those impacted by COVID-19 at darenc.com/covidresources. The list includes information on assistance programs from utility providers, small business loans, food resources and hotlines for seniors feeling isolated and lonely. Frequently asked questions are being updated regularly at darenc.com/covidfaq
Food Lion (Southern Shores)
you can order online and then pickup in an outside, designated area
Harris Teeter (KDH)
order online and then pickup
order online and they deliver
CVS Pharmacy (KDH)
order prescription drugs and they’ll mail them to you within 1-2 days
Bear Drugs (Kitty Hawk)
Delivers prescription drugs
Sunshine Family Pharmacy (Duck)
Additionally, Dare County Social Services has provisions for delivering prescription medications and other services that could be utilized by ‘homebound’ residents
Wal-Mart and Home Depot have provisions for ordering goods online and then delivering them via FedEx or UPS.
Many businesses, especially the grocery stores, have designated senior citizen hours.
The Outer Banks Voice (www.outerbanksvoice.com) and OBX Today (Facebook page) list restaurants that offer takeout or delivery services. The Outer Banks Voice also has articles that list other businesses that are open and/or have adjusted their hours to accommodate senior citizens exclusively. Other online news and social media sites also list services to assist our most vulnerable citizens, as well as others who wish to minimize risks associated with the Covid-19 virus.
The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce has started a Grocery Bag Challenge where they are seeking $30 donations which will be used to purchase a bagful of grocery staples for those who have been impacted in the Hospitality and Restaurant industries.
The Interfaith Community Organization is a local nonprofit dedicated to providing financial assistance to those facing a temporary emergency.
Outer Banks Community Foundation (OBCF) and the nonprofits they work with can assist with nutritional assistance, financial assistance, child care and getting children online so they can participate in remote learning.