CONGRESSMAN JIM HIMES

Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

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Rep. Himes Answers FAQs About Coronavirus Relief

Congressman Himes Coronavirus Resources

For Seniors

Seniors


Throughout my career, I have fought to ensure the security of our robust social safety net so every American has something to fall back on in hard times like these. But we must redouble our efforts to protect seniors as we face this daunting and extraordinary threat. Older adults are particularly at-risk of contracting COVID-19, meaning we must take every precaution to prevent seniors from being exposed to the virus, while simultaneously helping them access essential services. 

Expanded Telehealth Accessibility


The CARES Act 

  • Allows Medicare providers to treat patients using e-visits with both video and/or audio calls for the duration of the pandemic.

  • Suspends the requirement that a doctor and a patient have a pre-existing relationship in order to provide telehealth services. 

  • Reauthorizes grant programs that promote the use of telehealth services for health care facilities that currently do not have the technological capabilities to do so. 

  • Allows Federally Qualified Health Centers to bill for telehealth services

  • Loosens rules for patients with End-Stage Renal Disease and in hospice who are receiving telehealth services 

Many private insurers are also waiving cost-sharing of telehealth services for COVID-19 related visits.

Meal Assistance


The Families First Coronavirus Response Act — Congress’ Phase II legislation — provided $250 million for the Senior Nutrition Program in the Administration for Community Living (ACL), which will help facilitate the delivery of meals to low-income seniors who depend on Senior Nutrition programs.

Grocery Store Contact Information and Hours for Seniors and Vulnerable Populations


In response to COVID-19, many grocery stores in Connecticut have adjusted their hours and services in order to help accommodate seniors and other vulnerable populations, either through delivery services, curbside pickup, or specific shopping hours for at-risk groups. While the following stores have set aside shopping time for seniors, please contact your local grocers to see what accommodations they have made.

  • Stew Leonard’s - 7 A.M. to 8 A.M.

  • Trader Joe’s - 9 A.M. to 10 A.M.

  • Whole Foods - 8 A.M. to 9 A.M.

  • Caraluzzi’s - 6:30 A.M. to 7:30 A.M.

  • Costco - 8 A.M. to 9 A.M. (Tues, Thurs)

  • BJ’s - 8 A.M. to 9 A.M.

  • Target - 7 A.M. to 8 A.M. (Weds)

  •  Stop & Shop - 6 A.M. to 7:30 A.M.

  •  Big Y - 7 A.M. to 8 A.M.

  • Price Chopper – 6 A.M. to 7 A.M.

Bridgeport

National

Price Rite (Boston Ave): (203) 333-6954

Price Rite (Main Street): (203) 396-0839

Stop & Shop (Fairfield Ave): (203) 333-0333

Stop & Shop (Main Street): (203) 371-6972

Key Food: (203) 275-8485

Food Bazaar: (203) 683-3740

Save A Lot: (203) 335-0540

Local

Wayne Street Grocery: (203) 870-8555

Zaachila Grocery Store: (203) 333-3833

Maribel Grocery: (203) 333-6220

K&J Grocery: (203) 330-5735

Grocery Village: (203) 334-0690

            Conchitas Grocery: (203) 367-8714

            Pop’s Grocery: (203) 333-7675

Darien

National

Whole Foods Market: (203) 662-0577

Trader Joes: (203) 656-1414

Stop & Shop: (203) 662-1227

Local

Palmer’s Market: (203) 665-2077

Aux Delices: (203) 326-4540 ext. 115

Easton

Local

Greisers: (203) 330-9424

Fairfield

National

Whole Foods Market: (203) 319-9544

Stop & Shop: (203) 254-8478

ShopRite: (203) 615-0140

Trader Joe’s: (203) 330-8301

BJ’s Wholesale: (203) 384-9113

Local

BD Provisions: (203) 292-8881

The Pantry: (203) 259-0400

Greenwich

National

Whole Foods Market: (203) 661-0631

Stop & Shop: (203) 625-0622

ACME Markets: (203) 622-2944

Local

Garelick & Herbs: (203) 661-7373

Aux Delices: (203) 326-4540 ext. 115

Monroe

National

Big Y: (203) 452-9002

Stop and Shop: (203) 268-0589

Local

Stop & Go Food Mart: (203) 459-8309

New Canaan

National

ACME Markets: (203) 966-0017

Local

Stewart’s Market: (203) 966-4848

Norwalk

National

Stop & Shop (Main Ave): (203) 840-1001

Stop & Shop (Connecticut Ave): (203) 299-1715

ShopRite: (203) 838-0504

CTown Supermarkets: (203) 838-0888

City Market Norwalk: (203) 956-0241

Costco: (203) 822-2003

Local

Stew Leonard’s: (203) 847-7214

Tropical Groceries: (203) 286-7999

Cranbury Market IGA: (203) 845)-0026

Oxford

National

Market 32 by Price Chopper: (203) 463-7990

Redding

Local

Pignones Redding Ridge Market & Deli: (203) 664-1702

Ridgefield

National

Stop & Shop: (203) 438-7317

Local

Ridgefield Organics & Specialty Market: (203) 894-8102

Shelton

National

Stop & Shop: (203) 929-7516

ShopRite: (203) 225-9224

Big Y: (203) 447-3003

Local

The Common Bond Market: (203) 513-8200

Stamford

National

ACME Markets: (203) 321-0429

Trader Joe’s: (203) 321-8440

Stop & Shop (Bedford Street): (203) 321-8440

Stop & Shop (Main Street): (203) 323-1458

ShopRite (Commerce Street): (203) 978-0464

ShopRite (Shippan Ave): (203) 964-9500

Fairway Market: (203) 388-9815

Local

La Marqueta: (203) 298-0595

East Main Market: (203) 353-0083

Star Grocery: (203) 614-8100

Stamford Market: (203) 316-0661

Two Brothers Supermarket: (203) 674-8090

Selleck Market: (203) 504-8689

Sezam Market: (203) 252-2496

Trumbull

National

Target Grocery: (203) 873-2013

Stop & Shop: (203) 445-1006

Weston

Local

Peter’s Weston Market: (203) 227-2066

Westport

National

Trader Joe’s: (203) 226-8966

The Fresh Market: (203) 227-2910

Whole Food’s Market: (203) 227-6858

Balducci’s: (866)-278-8866

Stop Shop: (203) 254-8484

Wilton

National

Stop & Shop: (203) 834-9735

Local

Village Market: (203) 762-7283

Caraluzzi’s Georgetown Market: (203) 544-7021