Dr. Lisa Gibbs, the chief of geriatrics and gerontology at UC Irvine, approves — both of the overall concept and the protocol Grocery Outlet is enforcing. “I think that’s the type of progressive thinking we need and I would encourage that sort of service,” she says. … But she doesn’t want these senior shopping hours to lull older people into a false sense of security about COVID-19. “People need to remember that if you can be home, be home. People still need to maintain caution,” she says.