COMMUNITY INFORMATION

 

JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES: FAMILY LINK

 

If you or someone you know is in need of help, please direct them to Family Link, Lori Canter at 954-908-0798. For more information regarding Family Link, click here

BROWARD HEALTH: COVID-19 TESTING


In an effort to enable more patients to be tested for COVID-19, thus reducing risk of community spread, Broward Health has opened its new mobile testing unit in Pompano Beach. 

 

To be tested, patients must pre-register for scheduled appointment times. No walk ups or drive-ups can be screened or tested. To schedule a time to be tested, patients must have a written script from a physician and then call the Broward Health line at (954) 320-5730 to register. Once scheduled, patients will receive a confirmation number.

 

Photo ID, the written prescription for COVID-19 testing and the patient’s confirmation number are required at the mobile testing site to be swabbed and tested. Test results will be sent to the prescribing physician, who will then alert the patient of their status.

 

The mission of Broward Health is to provide quality healthcare to the people we serve and support the needs of all physicians and employees.

 

BrowardHealth.org

MEMORIAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM: COVID-19 TESTING 
 

Memorial Healthcare System hospitals are not testing sites for COVID-19. If you are feeling any symptoms that may be related to COVID-19, you can either go to your primary care physician to get evaluated or use MemorialDocNow telehealth to get assessed for free up until March 31. Video chat with a doctor 24/7. Use code: MemorialCares.

 

Memorial Healthcare opened a drive thru testing site at C.B. Smith Park, located at 900 N. Flamingo Road in Pembroke Pines. There is no pre-screening for this site.

CLEVELAND CLINIC: COVID-19 TESTING

Cleveland Clinic Florida also launched a drive-thru testing site. It will operate at 3250 Meridian Parkway in Weston from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Patients must first schedule appointments by calling (954) 659-5951. Callers will be screened by a nurse.

 

Cleveland Clinic Florida will not charge patients co-pays or deductibles, but insurance will be billed. The results will be determined by a private lab, and should be available in up to five days.

BAPTIST HEALTH SOUTH FLORIDA:
VIRTUAL EXERCISE & EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS


Baptist Health South Florida is offering virtual exercise classes and educational seminars via Zoom, along with a partnership with Mind Body Social for our exercise and meditation classes. Please visit their page for a full schedule of offerings, by clicking here

SHOPPING & OTHER RESOURCES

FOR SENIORS & VULNERABLE ADULTS

 

Groceries & Other Items

 

Walmart

Delivery to your home:

o  Go to grocery.walmart.com. Shop through departments. Mark favorites to make it easier to shop next time.        

o  Reserve delivery time.

o  $30 minimum order. Delivery memberships are $12.95 per month/$98 annual. Single use fee is up to $9.95. Prices are the same as in the stores. $10 off first order of $50 or more. Use code WOWFRESH


Drive Up Option:  Purchase is delivered to your vehicle in the parking lot.

o  Select your store. Choose pick up time. They will text you when your order is ready. Drive to store. Park in designated spots. Call number on sign. They will load everything into your car. Notes: They email you if they need to make substitutions. If a substitution they made is not acceptable, just tell the person loading your car and they will remove that item and adjust your bill. No charge. No tipping permitted.

o  $30 minimum order. Prices are the same as in the stores.

 

In-store shopping for seniors: Tuesdays March 24 -April 28, Walmart stores will open one hour before regular hours for seniors aged 60 and older. Pharmacies and Vision Centers will also be open during this time.

 

Publix

Delivery to your home:

o  Go to delivery.publix.com to shop. (Facilitated by Instacart.) select your items. Check out & and select delivery time.

o  Prescriptions cannot be delivered.

o  The Instacart “shoppers” will text you if product or quantity substitutions are necessary due to availability.

o  You will be texted an estimated arrival time when the delivery is on the way.

o  Yearly membership $99 or $3.99 per delivery. First delivery fee is waived. 

o  Minimum purchase $10. (Note: Instacart prices are slightly higher than in-store prices. Also, availability is the same as in the stores so they don’t have toilet paper either.)

 

Drive Up Option:

o  Order at delivery.publix.com. Choose pick up time. Drive to Publix at selected time, park in the designated Publix Curbside parking space, and call the store using the number on the sign. Give the Publix associate your name, and they will bring out your order and load it into your car.

 

In-store shopping for seniors: Publix will be opening for Seniors only for one hour at 7am on Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning Tuesday March 24, 2020. The pharmacy will also be opening at 7am on those days.

 

Winn Dixie

Delivery to your home:

o  Delivery through Shipt. Membership required. $99 annually or $14 monthly. Orders over $35 are free with membership. Smaller orders are welcome but will incur a $7 service fee. Prices are the same as in the stores

o  Prescriptions cannot be delivered.

 

In-store shopping for seniors: They have a “suggested” seniors only shopping hour from 8 to 9AM, but aren’t enforcing it.

 

Aldi

Delivery to your home:

o  Go to https://www.aldi.us/en/shop-now/grocery-delivery/  (Delivery facilitated by Instacart)

o  Check out & and select delivery time.

o  The Instacart “shoppers” will text you if product or quantity substitutions are necessary due to availability

o  You will be texted an estimated arrival time when the delivery is on the way

o  Yearly membership $99 or $3.99 per delivery. free delivery on first 3 deliveries of $35 or more. 

o  Minimum purchase $10. (Note: Instacart prices are slightly higher than in-store prices. Also, availability is the same as in the stores.)

 

No dedicated hours for seniors at this time.

 

Fresh Market

Delivery to your home:

o  Go to https://delivery.thefreshmarket.com/ (Delivery facilitated by Instacart)

o  Check out & and select delivery time.

o  The Instacart “shoppers” will text you if product or quantity substitutions are necessary due to availability

o  You will be texted an estimated arrival time when the delivery is on the way

o  Groceries and prepared foods are available

o  Yearly membership $99 or $3.99 per delivery. Free delivery on first order of $35 or more. 

o  Minimum purchase $10. (Note: Instacart prices are slightly higher than in-store prices. Also, availability is the same as in the stores.)

 

Drive Up Option:

o  Order at https://delivery.thefreshmarket.com/

 

In-store shopping for seniors: Monday through Friday, first hour of business.

 

Target

Delivery to your home: Have purchase shipped to you using Shipt or Target.com. Go to Target.com. Select “Same Day delivery” on the red bar near top of page. Then select Grocery or other subtopic.
 

  • Drive Up Option:  Purchase is delivered to your vehicle in the parking lot.

    • NOTE: Drive Up is NOT available for perishable food, flowers, adult beverages and other select items.  

    • Shop using the Target App; select Drive Up at checkout; wait for notification that order is ready for pick up; tell them when you’re on your way; park in the designated spot & let them know you’re there so they can load up your car.

  • In-store shopping for seniors and other vulnerable guests: First hour Wednesdays.  

  • Order ahead to pick up quickly in store: They'll have it waiting at store for you.

 

Whole Foods/Amazon

Go to https://www.amazon.com/alm/storefront?almBrandId=QW1hem9uIEZyZXNo

o Free 2 hour grocery delivery (Food comes from Whole Foods Market) with Amazon Prime membership $12.99 per month / $119 annual membership. *Prime membership also includes video/music/reading services. First 30 days of annual subscription free. Grocery prices are a little higher than other markets.

o Not available to all locations in Broward.

 

Costco

Delivery to your home:

o Membership not required, but 5% surcharge applies to non-members.

o Go to https://delivery.thefreshmarket.com/ (Delivery facilitated by Instacart)

o Same day delivery. Select delivery window.  Instacart shopper will text or call to discuss a substitute, or refund you for that item. Instacart shopper will deliver your order. You must be present to accept delivery.

o The order minimum is $35.

o Yearly membership $99 or $3.99 per delivery. Free delivery on first order of $35. No separate delivery fee for orders of $75 or more.

 

Online orders shipped and delivered like any other package.

 

In-store shopping for seniors: Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 – 10:00 Coconut Creek location.

 

 

BJ'S Wholesale Club Instacart   

Delivery to your home:

o Go to https://www.bjs.com   (Delivery facilitated by Instacart)

o Instacart Yearly membership $99 or $3.99 per delivery. Free delivery on first order of $35 or more. 

 

Drive Up Option: Shop through Instacart. Purchase is delivered to your vehicle in the parking lot.

 

Dollar General

Daily, first hour of business.  

 

Big Lots

First hour each day reserved for senior citizens and those most vulnerable to this virus.

 

Amazon

Delivery to your home: Order non-perishable foods and other items at https://www.amazon.com/

Restaurant Deliveries

 

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Multiple delivery services will allow you to order from local restaurants that wouldn’t previously have had delivery service. (Fast food restaurants, full-service restaurants, etc.) Here are 5 similar delivery services. (While each service does multiple restaurants, and most restaurants are served by more than one of these delivery services, not all restaurants are serviced by all services, so check to see which service your favorite restaurants.) Note: Delivery fees combined with service fees can add up; check before you order.

 

Ubereats.com

Service fee (15% of order) + small order fee ($2) on orders under $10 + delivery fee (varies based on distance/time of day, but is currently $0 on many restaurants) + tip. Fastest delivery time.

 

Grubhub.com

Delivery fee (based on distance from restaurant) + small order fee on orders under $10 + tip.

 

Postmates.com  

Delivery fee + service fee (percentage-based), + small order fee + “blitz pricing” during busy periods + tip.

 

Doordash.com Order fee and delivery fee

The standard delivery fee is $5.99. This can go up as high as $8 depending on distance or the agreement DoorDash has with the restaurant. During certain promotions, you can get discounts on delivery orders over $15.

 

Deliverydudes.com Order fee and delivery fee

Delivery fee: $5 when paid in cash and $7 paid by credit card.

This service does NOT have you pay in advance. The delivery driver accepts your payment and usually has the Square card reader.

 

To order:

· Go to the selected Delivery Service site.

· Enter your zip code or address to see what restaurants are in their database in your area.

· Select a restaurant. It will indicate the minimum order- each restaurant is different.

· Delivery fees are additional (and may vary depending on time of day and demand), and tips for the driver are highly recommended.

Struggling to Make Meals as Well as to Obtain Ingredients?

 

Meals on Wheels of South Florida

· Delivery to your home.

· Regular and Kosher options available

· Call (954) 731-8770

 

Aging & Disability Resource Center of Broward County

  • Delivery to your home.

  • Regular and Kosher options available

  • Call (954) 745-9567

BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

 

Food & Nutrition Service For Students and Families

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will provide food to students their families. Breakfast will be offered from 8 – 10 a.m., and lunch will be offered from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

Students will receive a meal for themselves and family members that are present. Meal distribution can be accessed by walking up or driving up to the designated location on campus.

For more information and updates, visit browardschools.com/coronavirus. Please note information is always changing and we will provide the latest updates so soon as possible.

 

Comcast Services for Students

Comcast has launched program enhancements to help students access the Internet during Coronavirus crisis. For questions please visit internetessentials.com or call 1-855-846-8376 for English or 1-855-765 6995 for Spanish.

 

Child Care Assistance for First Responders, Medical Personnel and Essential BCPS Employees

o Online registration is now available and can be accessed by using a computer (cell phone not supported) through this link: pdms1.browardschools.com/fmi/webd/covid-19.

o Technical support is available from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. by calling 754-321-3314

 

For more information about how MDCPS is responding to COVID-19, visit: https://news.browardschools.com/.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will continue to provide regular updates on operational, academic, and other issues of concern related to the closing of schools due to the coronavirus pandemic. The following documents (updated 03-18-2020) are specific to the impact on student academics: