Vision, Mission and Values Statement
For more than three decades, DOROT has been an innovative
leader in the fields of aging services and volunteerism.
Building upon this success, we initiated a
strategic planning process with the overriding goal of
strengthening our ability to carry out our core mission.
The strategic plan, adopted by DOROT’s Board of Directors in
March 2011, is guided by the Vision, Mission and
Values as set forth below. The Mission Statement highlights
DOROT’s belief that reducing social isolation, along with providing concrete services, has a
powerful effect on improving the lives and health of older adults. In revising the Mission Statement,
we wanted to give more prominence to the intent that underlies all we do, and emphasize the
real impact our programs have on enabling seniors to live with dignity, independence and
improved health in the community. In an era of concern over rapidly rising health care costs and
a nation that is rapidly aging, our work will have increasing importance.
DOROT will be an innovative leader in mobilizing
volunteers of all ages to improve the lives and
health of the elderly, addressing the challenges of
an aging society.
DOROT alleviates social isolation among the elderly
and provides services to help them live independently
as valued members of the community. We
serve the Jewish and wider community, bringing
the generations together in a mutually beneficial
partnership of elders, volunteers and professionals.
Our work provides an effective model for others.
- Jewish Communal Responsibility
Affirming our commitment to honor the older members of the community,
by bringing the generations together
- Commitment to Excellence
Upholding the highest of standards in all that we do
Connecting personally with sensitivity and concern to provide exceptional care
- Making a Difference
Having a demonstrable impact in the lives of the people we serve
Being worthy of the trust of all our constituents
Being dedicated to learning and to creatively addressing the evolving needs of the
elder and volunteer communities