Even though grocery shopping can be physically demanding for the elderly, being prematurely robbed of going to the grocery store is probably one of the worst things that can happen. The grocery store is such an important aspect of our social fabric. It is communal, it is physical, and it is a necessary task. With just a little bit of help from someone designated as a grocery shopping helper, a senior can reap all the benefits of grocery shopping for much longer than they would without help. At some point it may be necessary to have someone go grocery shopping for the senior, but initially, it is better to have someone to go with the senior.