Ease & Convenience: Making the Most of Delivery Services

Posted on October 15, 2020

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Considering the current health climate surrounding COVID-19 and its impact on older adults, you may be continuing to social distance and remain at home to protect your health and well-being, as well as that of those around you.

While these practices may be effective for limiting exposure, you still need to take care of your other necessities, such as grocery shopping, medication refills, etc.

Fortunately, delivery services have gained popularity and made it possible for you to get everything you need delivered right to your door! Silver Comet Village, a senior living community in Powder Springs, Georgia, continues to focus on compliance, safety, and the well-being and needs of our residents and wants to share the options and convenience of delivery services so that residents and individuals can make the most out of them.

Different Types of Delivery Services

Meal Kits

This is a great option if you like to cook or want to learn how to cook but need inspiration with new recipes or healthier meal options. Through these services, pre-portioned meals and ingredients get delivered straight to your door with the recipe and directions on how to prepare each meal included. All you need to do is follow the instructions, and you will have a delicious and nutritious meal!

Groceries

For many of us, the idea of grocery shopping is off-putting, with or without the concerns of social distancing. Luckily, there is now a solution. Whether you are grocery shopping for the week or just need a few necessities, delivery services in Powder Springs, Georgia, that bring your groceries to you are an easy and fast option.

Many popular food retailers offer these services directly through their stores – you use their smartphone app or website, select your items, and you’re good to go! Most even have a “substitution option,” so that the shopper knows your secondary choice should an item be out of stock.

Prepared Meals

Cooking is not for everyone, as some of us have the rare talent of burning cereal. If you can relate, having prepared, nutrient-dense meals delivered to your door may be a more viable option. When you use these services, the meals that are delivered to you have already been cooked; all you need to do is reheat and enjoy.

Restaurant Delivery

While this may not be a solution for every meal, it is good to know that many restaurants partner with delivery services so that you can order your favorite dishes from the comfort of your own home.

Businesses and restaurants had to close their doors due to the pandemic, and while many have since resumed limited dining, these delivery services allow individuals to support their local community while staying safe and healthy. We encourage you to utilize restaurant delivery services in Powder Springs, Georgia, and support our community!

Medication Refills

Similar to grocery delivery, many popular pharmacies offer delivery options, including same-day delivery. If you use a local pharmacy, ask them if they provide delivery services and how to take advantage of them.

Making the Most Out of Food Delivery Services

Trying Different Options

The only way to find the service that works best for you is to try different options. If you are set on receiving meal kits, research the different companies and see which one offers meals that fit your budget, dietary preferences, and a delivery frequency that works with your schedule.

The same goes for any of the types of delivery services. These services are meant to add convenience and relieve some of our daily stressors, but they may not be for everyone. Test the waters and see what works for you!

Reading Reviews/Asking Others’ Opinions

A great way to get a feel for a delivery company or app is to read reviews online. Additionally, if you know someone who has tried a specific service, ask them what they thought. This way, you can get a feel for the company before you commit to trying their services. Reading or hearing unbiased opinions and previous experiences can help you determine if that company or app is a good fit for you.

Coupons and Promotions

Take full advantage of promotions and coupons that these services offer. While you will pay for the convenience of getting your food delivered to your door, many of these companies offer trial periods, promotions, and other coupons that can help offset the cost. Do your research ahead of time to get the most out of these services.

Delivery services in Powder Springs, Georgia, provide individuals with a way to stay safe while getting the items they need to maintain their health and wellness. At Silver Comet Village, we share this mission. Our brand new assisted living and memory support communities were built with safety and CDC compliance procedures in place so that our residents can feel safe at home.

For more information on our senior living community in Powder Springs, Georgia, contact a member of our Silver Comet Village team!