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Frail and Isolated Seniors Benefit from DOROT Volunteer Effort

Frail and Isolated Seniors Benefit from DOROT Volunteer Effort

On Sunday, April 6, 2014, more than 500 seniors received visits and holiday packages from volunteers as part of DOROT’s Passover Package Delivery. Read more


Second Oldest Man Alive on Record Turns 111, DOROT Volunteers Keep Him Active

Second Oldest Man Alive on Record Turns 111, DOROT Volunteers Keep Him Active

DOROT celebrated the 111th birthday of Dr. Alexander Imich, a supercentenarian born in 1903 and DOROT’s oldest client. Read more >>


Volunteer Effort - Hundreds Strong — Provided DOROT Senior Citizens with Food and Companionship

Volunteer Effort — Hundreds Strong — Provided DOROT Senior Citizens with Food and Companionship

Frail and Homebound Elderly Received Relief from Winter Courtesy of DOROT Volunteers. Read more


Chess Unites Young and Old

Chess Unites Young and Old

DOROT will launch a new intergenerational program in the spring to bring together seniors with tweens and high school students to learn, play, and build their chess skills. Read more >>


Dedicated to the Elderly and Community - DOROT Staff Thrives

Dedicated to the Elderly and Community — DOROT Staff Thrives

DOROT hosted an event honoring the longstanding service and dedication of staff members. Read more >>


Hundreds of Seniors Enjoy Thanksgiving with Volunteers from DOROT

Hundreds of Seniors Enjoy Thanksgiving with Volunteers from DOROT

Despite frigid temperatures, DOROT united young and old to celebrate Thanksgiving. Read more >>


Supercentenarian, 110 Years Old, Stays Active with Volunteers from DOROT

Super–centenarian, 110 Years Old, Stays Active with Volunteers from DOROT

Working with a volunteer and social worker, Dr. Alexander Imich, who will turn 111 years old in early February, has submitted a request to the Guinness Book of World Records to establish him as the “second oldest man” alive on record. Read more >>


DOROT Seniors Join Grade School Children to Explore Culture Through Food

DOROT Seniors Join Grade School Children to Explore Culture Through Food

DOROT has partnered with the Jewish Journey Project (JPP), an initiative of the JCC in Manhattan, to offer a program that promotes learning and collaboration between generations—in the kitchen. Read more >>


DOROT's 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance

Friendship, Service, Remembrance

On Sunday, September 15, hundreds of volunteers of all ages visited over 500 frail seniors in New York City and Westchester County during DOROT’s Sukkot Package Delivery and 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. Read more >>


Still Performing Their Service

Still Performing Their Service

Veterans of the U.S. armed forces joined with seniors and volunteers at DOROT to serve their community on the 12th anniversary of 9/11 Read more >>


Jeff Rindler Joins Senior Management Team at DOROT

Jeff Rindler Joins Senior Management Team at DOROT

Jeff Rindler, a non–profit professional for two decades, joined the staff of DOROT on July 8, 2013 in the newly–configured position of Associate Executive Director for Program and Volunteer Management and Evaluation. Read more >>


Volunteers Support DOROT's Frail Elderly During Poignant Visits to Cemeteries

Volunteers Support DOROT’s Frail Elderly During Poignant Visits to Cemeteries

Dozens of volunteers accompanied frail seniors to cemeteries throughout the greater metropolitan area, providing both physical and emotional support Read more >>


DOROT Mobilizes Volunteers to Focus on Well-Being of Frail Elders During Heat Wave

DOROT Mobilizes Volunteers to Focus on Well–Being of Frail Elders During Heat Wave

As another week–long heat wave stretches across the eastern part of the United States, DOROT is mobilizing dedicated volunteers to ensure that the agency’s frail clients—many of whom live with chronic illnesses as well as mobility challenges—are prepared, comfortable and well hydrated. Read more


Linking the Generations

Linking the Generations

On May 21, 2013, DOROT honored this dedicated DOROT family at its 37th Annual Spring Benefit in The Reading Room at The New York Academy of Medicine. Collectively, they have volunteered at Holiday Package Deliveries and the Thanksgiving Banquet. Read more


We Mourn the Loss: Our Rita

We Mourn the Loss: Our Rita

When Rita Linhart, ז״ל passed away in March at the age of 93, DOROT lost a beloved friend who was adored by volunteers and staff alike. Read more


New Partnership Brings DOROT Young Professional Volunteers to Celebrate with Elderly

New Partnership Brings DOROT Young Professional Volunteers to Celebrate with Elderly

Volunteers visit socially isolated and frail seniors in honor of Israel Independence Day. Read more


Let's Dance: Generations Step to the Beat

Let’s Dance: Generations Step to the Beat

AARP Blog post by DOROT Friendly Visitor and Young Professionals Leadership Circle member Laura Hahn on a recent DOROT’s Young Professionals intergenerational event with Ballet Hispanico. Read more


Frail and Isolated Elderly Served by Hundreds of DOROT Volunteers

Frail and Isolated Elderly Served by Hundreds of DOROT Volunteers

Several hundred DOROT volunteers visited over 500 frail and homebound seniors who reside in Manhattan and Westchester County, alleviating their social isolation by participating in DOROT’s Passover Package Delivery on Sunday, March 17. Read more and view photos


Happy Birthday, Dr. Imich!

Happy Birthday, Dr. Imich!

The traditional Jewish birthday wish is “unto 120,” and Alex Imich is closing in. Read more


A Bountiful Purim

A Bountiful Purim

It’s Purim joy for all as DOROT distributes hundreds of donated mishloach manot (Purim food packages) to our older friends. We are grateful to all our community partners for this happy holiday bounty! Read more


Musical Notes

Musical Notes

The concert season at DOROT is in full swing, with seniors enjoying programs in different genres that share the highest standards of performance. Read more


DOROT Volunteers Deliver Winter Cheer to Isolated Seniors

DOROT Volunteers Deliver Winter Cheer to Isolated Seniors

DOROT is thankful to our volunteers that served almost 500 seniors in Manhattan and Westchester during our Winter Package Delivery. Read more and view photos


A special thank you

A special thank you

Because of your generosity, DOROT provided food, friendship and other life–saving services to thousands of frail seniors in 2012—thank you! View video


Sharing Their Stories Forward

Sharing Their Stories Forward

“Living Histories,” a collection of photo portraits and short profiles by teenager Morgan Shear, portrays the seven seniors she visited during her DOROT High School Summer Internship. Read More


DOROT selected by the Sprint Local Giving Grant Program for 2012

DOROT selected by the Sprint Local Giving Grant Program for 2012

DOROT was proud to have been selected as the top organization in the New York area by the Sprint Local Giving Grant Program for 2012. As part of the selection process, we created two videos (using a Sprint mobile device) featuring our Youth Volunteer Programs (View our winning videos). Earlier this week, DOROT hosted a reception where Sprint presented grants to DOROT and fellow 2012 grant recipients Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City and Education Through Music. Read more on BusinessWire


A Modern Family: Bringing Generations Together for Dinner

A Modern Family: Bringing Generations Together for Dinner

AARP Blog post by DOROT Friendly Visitor and Young Professionals Leader Circle member Laura Hahn on the test–run of a program the DOROT Young Professionals group is piloting this year. Read more


DOROT Volunteers Give Seniors a Special Thanksgiving Experience

DOROT Volunteers Give Seniors a Special Thanksgiving Experience

Thanks to the efforts of over 400 volunteers of all ages, 500 seniors celebrated the Thanksgiving season on Sunday, November 18, with a festive dinner in an atmosphere of warm companionship during DOROT’s annual Thanksgiving Banquet and Meal Delivery. Read the full story and view photos from the event


In the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

In the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

In the days immediately following Hurricane Sandy, DOROT’s staff and volunteers went into high gear to contact, assist, and reassure our older friends—especially those left without power and/or communication Read More


Opening Older Minds to New Alternatives

New York Press: Opening Older Minds to New Alternatives

New York Press article highlighting Karen Fuller, who for the past 20 years has been enriching the lives of seniors through the Wellness Program here at DOROT. The West Side Spirit, the Upper West Side’s community newspaper which honors people who live or work in the Upper West Side neighborhood and have made significant contributions to the community, recently awarded Karen Fuller one of the WESTY Awards for 2012. Learn More


DOROT's 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance

DOROT’s Rosh Hashanah Package Delivery & 9/11 National Day of Service & Remembrance

Thank you to those that volunteered with DOROT at our Rosh Hashanah Package Delivery & 9/11 National Day of Service this past Sunday. Your delivery of Rosh Hashanah treats and special items to mark the 9/11 National Day of Service, as well as your company helped brighten the day for over 500 seniors in Manhattan and in Westchester County. Read the full story and view photos from the event


Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Take one minute to listen to a college intern describe the positive impact volunteering at DOROT has had on her and on seniors. Watch our video to see how to make a big difference, and how a helping hand helps many. View video


Generations United Lauds DOROT Youth Programs

Generations United Lauds DOROT Youth Programs

DOROT’s Youth Volunteer Program’s have been recognized by Generations United as a “Program of Distinction.” Read more


DOROT Receives National Recognition

DOROT Receives National Recognition

DOROT is honored to have been named for the second time as a finalist for The Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence, created by The Eisner Foundation to recognize an individual or a non–profit organization’s efforts to unite multiple generations and bring about positive, lasting changes within communities. Read more


Caring, Together: An Intergenerational Approach

Caring, Together: An Intergenerational Approach

AARP Blog post by DOROT Friendly Visitor Laura Hahn. Read more


Music for the Spring Season

Music for the Spring Season

On June 13, seniors were treated to a Spring Concert & Conversation, the second in the Music for the Seasons series, held at DOROT and sponsored by The Ades/Taub Family Foundation. Read more

Spring Benefit Honors Young and Very Old

Spring Benefit Honors Young and Very Old

Guests at DOROT’s 36th Anniversary Spring Benefit paid tribute to the graduating seniors of Next Generation, DOROT’s Teen Advisory Council, and partook of the wisdom of supercentenarians (people 110 and older) in a presentation by photojournalist Jerry Friedman. Read more


A Blooming Brunch for DOROT Westchester

A Blooming Brunch for DOROT Westchester

At a special event hosted by DOROT Westchester at the New York Botanical Garden on June 7, supporters of DOROT’s Westchester programs enjoyed brunch and a tour of the popular “Monet’s Garden” exhibit. Read more


80 is the new 50: City seniors are not the retiring type

80 is the new 50: City seniors are not the retiring type

NY Daily News article — featuring DOROT Board member Helen Hamlin. Read more



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