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Albertsons has made a deal that is designed to make its products and services more available to senior citizens and other residents of "affordable, mixed-income and market-rate housing."  The move is, the company said, a recognition that "many people in our communities face challenges that prevent them from shopping in our stores."

The deal with WinnCompanies will "bring essential services directly to more than 133,000 residents across 520 properties nationally. The collaboration will provide grocery, prescription and vaccination resources to seniors and families, reducing accessibility barriers and further fostering the company’s commitment to support the health and well-being of the communities it serves."

According to the announcement, "The services being provided on an ongoing basis will include prescription drop-off and mail delivery, grocery delivery and on-site immunizations by Albertsons Cos.’ pharmacy associates … In addition to the on-site clinics, residents also have access to care at Albertsons Cos. pharmacies, including those at Safeway, Albertsons, Shaw’s, Star Market and Jewel-Osco stores across the country."

The partnership launched as a pilot in Massachusetts late last year, and now is being  expanded to all WinnCompanies communities where Albertsons Cos. serves including those in California, District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas and Virginia.