More and more stores, shops and essential establishments around the world are offering special senior shopping hours during the Covid-19 pandemic.
To help spread the word and this wonderful initiative, we’ve done four things.
The first is this blog post with ideas on easy ways to make shopping senior-friendly.
The second is that we added a category in our Sensory Friendly Finder just for these special shopping hours during Covid-19. We wanted to make this important information available in one place for people to find.
The third is that we have a short (~11 minutes) FREE presentation on how to adopt special senior shopping hours during Coronavirus.
The fourth is that we also made our presentation downloadable in a PDF. There are yours to watch and download. No email sign up!
When we recover from the Coronavirus, please keep up this initiative. Add sensory-friendly shopping hours to appeal to seniors and people with a hidden disability. Make inclusion across the lifespan part of daily life in your community. Did you know that up to a third of the population looks for sensory-friendly experiences in every day living?
Do you have an idea to add to our list? Maybe something that you are already offering at your store? Please reach out and let us know, we will keep updating our list of ways to help.
We applaud you for offering special senior shopping hours! Thank you for leading your community at this challenging time.
Christel Seeberger worked as an occupational therapist for more than 25 years helping people with sensory sensitivity who experience sensory overload. Christel has sensory sensitivity herself; she has hearing loss and wears hearing aids. She founded Sensory Friendly Solutions in 2016. Sensory Friendly Solutions brings together people around the world looking for sensory friendly living and businesses and organizations who offer sensory friendly experiences.