DOROT is a nonprofit organization that alleviates social isolation among the elderly and provides services to help them live independently as valued members of the community.
Revenue is invested in bringing the generations together in a mutually beneficial partnership of elders, volunteers, and professionals.
Tour takes place rain or shine (tour itinerary might be modified in case of inclement weather)
Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)
Get creative for a cause! In this one-hour experience right on your company’s premises, your team will help bring joy and celebration to seniors by decorating and personalizing birthday and/or holiday cards for them. Using pens, paper, and a bit of imagination, your creative contribution can brighten the day of some of the community’s most isolated members. Often, this card is the only recognition a senior receives on his or her birthday. Each month, DOROT mails over 200 birthday cards to elderly New Yorkers. Every card is designed and created by volunteers.
171 W 85th Street, New York, New York, United States
The tour start address is 5 minutes walk from 86th & Broadway (1,2,3) and 86th &CPW (B,C) subway stations.
To alleviate social isolation among the elderly and provide services to help them live independently as valued members of the community.
Meal delivery for homebound seniors
An on-site wellness program with classes aimed at promoting physical and emotional health
University Without Walls, a distance learning program
Friendly visiting where volunteers visit seniors in their homes to provide companionship and reduce loneliness
Homelessness prevention including a transitional residence and after care
Travel companions to escort seniors to appointments and errands
Intergenerational programs to foster connections and understanding between young people and seniors
Holiday visit programs to seniors’ homes to celebrate Jewish traditions and birthdays
Intergenerational cultural outings
Lasting Impressions, a program devoted to helping seniors document and share their stories and legacy
Internships for college and high school students