This is a difficult time for us all, and especially for those seniors who have been asked to self-isolate for their own health due to the Covid-19 strain of the Coronavirus. The Rossmoor community is (as always) amazing in their resourcefulness and sense of community.
I’m posting some resources to help keep all informed at Rossmoor Walnut Creek with Rossmoor coronavirus updates. I could use your help! I encourage you to use the comments section, or email me, Tim Eng, at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know if there is any additional information or links that I should add that would be helpful.
At this time, no cases of the Covid-19 Coronavirus have been publicly reported at Rossmoor.
General Information – Rossmoor Coronavirus Updates
- Rossmoor Creekside Grill reopens for pickup or delivery
Starting, Wednesday, March 25th, the Creekside Grill will be open for curbside pickup, and delivery. The Grill will be open for lunch, from 11AM to 3PM, and for dinner, from 4PM to 6PM. This is for pickup and delivery only. The dining room and bar will remain closed until further notice.Visit their website at www.creekside-grill.com to place an order, or for questions, call 925-949 8658.
- Rossmoor Breaking News – CEO details steps Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) is taking during shutdown
- Rossmoor News
Rossmoor newspaper site with current, pertinent information
- Contra Costa County Health Services
Constantly updated Coronavirus information, with Q&As
- FAQ from the Contra Costa Department of Health – What’s open? What’s closed? What you can and cannot do.
- City of Walnut Creek Senior Care Page
For help with general questions about what stores are open, where to find information, how to get transportation and how to navigate online services call the Civic Park Community Center at 925-943-5852.
- How to Make an Easy, No-sew Face Mask
The CDC is recommending the use of face masks. Click here for an easy-no sew way to make a face mask.
Food and Shopping / Delivery Services for Rossmoor
Groceries, Pharmacies and/or food delivery / curbside pickup services
For those without access to a computer, please let them know that they can get assistance placing an order for meals from a restaurant. Call GoGoGourmet at 1 (855) 754-5328 to speak with a live representative who can assist in ordering from their favorite restaurant and have it delivered to their door.
For assistance placing an online order from a grocery store, they can contact GoGoGroceries at 1 (855) 222-4919 to speak with a live operator who will work with them to select the exact products.
Some of these vendors are currently experiencing delays due to volume – so please plan ahead!
Delivery or “Drive Up ‘n Go” service – order online, choose pickup location and pickup date/time, park in marked space, call number posted and clerk will deliver to your trunk). Some stores have earlier availability than others.Closest stores offering this service, by distance:
– Safeway Alamo Plaza (200 Alamo Plaza, Alamo)
– Safeway Ygnacio Valley (2800 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek)
– Safeway San Ramon (2505 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon)
– Safeway Contra Costa Boulevard (1978 Contra Costa Blvd, Pleasant Hill)https://www.safeway.com/#Rossmoor Safeway: No “Drive Up ‘n Go” available. Senior hours from 6 am – 9 am (regular hours from 7 am–9 pm).
- Lunardis (via Instacart)
- Whole Foods (via Amazon)
Walnut Creek Whole Foods: Senior hours from 8 am – 9 am (regular hours from 9AM–8PM)
- Lunardis (via Instacart)
- Sam’s Club
Offers “Concierge Service” – park in designated spot and have your order delivered to your car. See https://corporate.samsclub.com/business/sams-club-introduces-special-shopping-hours-concierge-service-for-seniors-and-those-at-risk for more information.
- Sam’s Club
- Kairi’s Kitchen Curbside Pick-up
Pickup at Gateway parking lot,
Offering meals, sandwiches, soup, desserts etc.
To place an order please call 925-288-1781, Monday-Saturday, between the hours of 10 am and 5 pm. Orders need to be submitted 24 hours prior to pick up and require pre-payment with a credit card.
- ChoiceLunch Pantry
At Gateway parking lot, starting Tuesday, March 31st. Variety of grocery staples: Milk, Bread, Eggs and Meat.
Visit website https://pantry.choicelunch.com/. Make sure to check the box for Rossmoor pick-up.
- Kairi’s Kitchen Curbside Pick-up
Fills prescriptions and sundry pharmacy items
- Vinous Reverie (wine!)
Delivers wine orders over $50 ($10 fee), free delivery over $100 (note that you’d like delivery in notes after you complete step 2 of the check out process, or call them).
15% off with code VINOUS15.
Some offer delivery/pickup services.
Walnut Creek Area Stores with Special Senior Shopping Hours due to Covid-19
|Safeway Alamo –||Senior hours from 6 am – 9 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays (regular hours from 7 am–9pm)|
|Whole Foods Walnut Creek –
||Senior hours from 8 am – 9 am (regular hours from 9 am–8pm)|
|Trader Joe’s Walnut Creek –||Senior hours from 9 am to 10 am|
|Target Walnut Creek –||Senior hours first shopping hour every Tuesday & Wednesday (in WC Wednesday 8 to 9 am)
(regular hours from 8 am to 9 pm
|Lunardi’s Walnut Creek –||Senior hours from 7 am – 8 am, Tuesdays and Thursdays with 5% discount (regular hours 7 am–7 pm)|
|Dollar General –||Senior hour is first hour each day|
|Costco Concord –||Tuesday and Thursday from 8 am to 9 am.|
|Sam’s Club Concord –|| Tuesday and Thursday from 8 am to 9 am.
Also offers “Concierge Service” – park in designated spot and have your order delivered to your car. See https://corporate.samsclub.com/business/sams-club-introduces-special-shopping-hours-concierge-service-for-seniors-and-those-at-risk for more information.
Local Rossmoor Hospital/Medical Information about Covid19
As always, if it’s a medical emergency, dial 911.
Great Resources to Keep Connected and Entertained
- Metropolitan Opera Offers Free Nightly Opera Streams
A different free offering every night!
- Contra Costa Library Digital Collection is always open!
Libraries are closed – but did you know that you can borrow Ebooks for your Kindle/Phone/Laptop/Computer, Audiobooks AND Movies free online with your library card? You can also get a free 24 hour pass to the New York Times and access Rosetta Stone online language learning. No library card? No problem. It just takes a few seconds to sign up using your mobile number and start borrowing free digital titles. There’s a “chat” function if you need help.
- Make a phone call to an isolated senior, or get someone to talk to
Feeling Isolated? Willing to volunteer to reach out to someone who feels isolated? Want someone to talk to? Request a phone call from others who want to talk to you.
- Online Games from AARP
Bridge, mahjong, backgammon, solitaire, crosswords, and many more online games.
- Bridge Games Online from the American Contract Bridge League
Online clubs and tournaments, computer play
- How to Make Video Calls with Skype
A quick video that explains how make video calls with Skype.
- Stay fit
Remember – Rossmoor has hiking trails! Don’t forget to take water, good shoes, your cell phone, and use social distancing precautions (six feet).
Visit The Trails Club of Rossmoor site for more information.
- Tice Creek Fitness Center Online
The Training Staff at the Tice Creek Fitness Center is working on new ways to reach out to members to help them meet their fitness goals. The staff is contacting clients via phone and email and posting Stay-at-Home exercise videos at https://www.ticefitnesscenter.
com/stay-home-fitness/.The staff is also connecting with members to conduct virtual training appointments. These are no cost one on one virtual appointments. Available times may be limited based on the number of people interested. If you would like to speak with a Rossmoor Fitness Trainer please contact us at (925) 988-7850 or send us an email at FitnessDesk@rossmoor.com. You do not need to be a member of the Fitness Center to contact a trainer.
- Adopt a pet from ARF – Walnut Creek’s Animal Rescue Foundation
Adoptions are only $25 through their “Empty the Shelters” event. If you see an animal you’re interested in the website or social media, email the team at email@example.com and include the name of the animal you’re interested in, as well as a phone number to reach you, to be added to our virtual queue. Be ready to answer the call from ARF to keep your splace in the queue. Then we’ll start the process of getting you a new furry family member!
Do you know of additional resources you feel I should post/find regarding Rossmoor Coronavirus self-isolation/shelter in place? Use the comments box below, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information compiled from outside sources by Tim Eng.