If you are looking for resources for visually impaired adults, we can help.
As we all are social distancing, most people are ordering groceries online and connecting with friends virtually and adjusting to the new normal.
If you are visually impaired and looking for resources, Outlook Enrichment is here to help during this time of uncertainty.
Outlook Enrichment and Vision Resource Coalition Partners
Outlook Enrichment and our Vision Resource Coalition partners collaborated to set up a COVID-19 helpline to essential resources for visually impaired adults and information during this pandemic.
Banks, restaurants and grocery stores offer drive-through and carry-out options to comply with social distancing guidelines. This presents challenges to blind and visually impaired members of our community looking for ways to access food, medicine and other items.
Call the helpline at 531.365.5059 for assistance from people who understand vision challenges and want to help.
You can also find many resources online–we provided several of these below. We also update our resource list daily.
Reach Out to the Community
If you or someone you know needs help locating food or other goods, always start your search locally. Reach out to friends, relatives, neighbors, pastors or churches for assistance. A family member might share some toilet paper or a case of water.
Maybe a group of neighbors plans to cook meals for folks on the block who can’t get to the store. To help out, offer to pay for grocery items or a dish of your own to pass around. During these difficult times, it’s important to work together and do what we can for each other.
Omaha’s Lee Law Offices
Omaha’s Lee Law Offices are coordinating volunteer efforts to help the elderly and the homebound pick up groceries, medications and meals. Call 402.934.4409 for assistance for yourself or a family member.
CVS offers pharmacy delivery. Find a store location and request RX fill on their website.
Hy-Vee Aisles online offers grocery pickup and delivery. You can select your store and pick out items on the website. Demands for certain items are high right now, and you may experience longer than normal wait times for your order to be filled. Grocery pickup and delivery are also available with Family Fare and Kroger.
Download an App
Apps like Instacart, Target, Walmart and Amazon also provide delivery options for a variety of items. Customers may place an order but might not receive it for several days. Plan ahead and be prepared to be patient.
DoorDash and GrubHub
DoorDash and GrubHub allow users to order from local restaurants of their choice and have their food delivered. Customers have to spend a specific amount to qualify for free delivery. Depending on the location and when you place your order, you may pay more.
Some local restaurants will also deliver. Call your favorite restaurant or check their website for the latest hours or delivery options.
What about our pets? They still have to eat and play. Luckily the website Chewy.com has everything your pet needs. From food to toys, everything can be ordered online and delivered to your doorstep.
Remember to check our resources for visually impaired adults list regularly for updated information. Stay connected with friends and family for their benefit and yours. Outlook Enrichment is here to help ease the stress of people with vision loss.