DOROT Celebrates Older Americans Month
Special Programs for Seniors Offered by DOROT
May 19, 2014
In observance of Older Americans Month, when the nation comes together to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of older adults, this May, DOROT will be offering seniors the opportunity to engage in a variety of new classes designed especially to meet their needs and interests. Part of the celebration this year, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, includes injury prevention and helping seniors stay active and healthy.
Many older adults suffered from extended social isolation due to the long winter, which can have intense and serious consequences. With the arrival of spring, DOROT is reaching out to engage seniors with programs and services that will improve their well–being and keep them connected to a community. In addition to regularly scheduled classes, five extra onsite classes have been added to complement the current roster, including classes on nature and herbs, organizational skills and Shakespeare. Ongoing classes held throughout the year include T’ai Chi, muscle strengthening, and meditation, as well as discussion groups such as “Chat with an MD.” All DOROT classes are tailored to the individual needs of the senior and overseen by experts in the field of aging, in a warm and friendly environment.
“We are excited to add these special classes to our schedule in May for Older Americans Month,” said Karen Fuller, Director of DOROT’s Wellness Program for Seniors. “Our ongoing commitment to seniors is to enrich their lives, connect them with other seniors, and foster independence and joyful living. May is an inspiring month as nature unfolds her beauty. We will be offering opportunities for springing forward, staying strong, calming our minds, sharing the wonders of birds in our neighborhood, expressing our spirit and having fun.”
DOROT serves the elderly throughout the year, providing programs that help them live independently and keep them connected to the community with a cadre of volunteers of all ages. We offer services on–site at DOROT and programs that older adults can participate in from their own homes, through volunteer visits and telephone and computer classes.