DOROT in the News
December 27, 2018
Going Blind Let Him See a World of Kindness
"Through the Lighthouse Guild, Mr. Harari learned about DOROT, a beneficiary agency of UJA-Federation of New York, one of the eight organizations supported by The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund, which placed Mr. Harari in a senior residence in 2016."
December 18, 2017
New York City Program Brings Generations Together
“A large room fills with older adults and teenagers in the New York City headquarters of the nonprofit DOROT.”
December 14, 2017
DOROT Launches Sunday and Evening Programming with Annual Piatigorsky Foundation Concert
“On a recent Sunday morning, DOROT’s auditorium was lined with rows of chairs rather than remaining empty for the weekend. That afternoon, older adults began to fill the seats, full of anticipation for DOROT’s annual Piatigorsky Foundation concert, generously sponsored by the Ernst C. Stiefel Foundation.”
December 6, 2017
DOROT Celebrates Thanksgiving with over 600 Older New Yorkers
“This year, DOROT was thrilled to serve over 600 older adults through its 36th annual Thanksgiving celebration. Through a two-part event, homebound seniors received hand delivered meals in the morning and more mobile seniors attended a festive holiday banquet in the afternoon.”
November 22, 2017
Shining Seniors: The Gifts of Serving Our Elders
The Resnicks’ involvement in DOROT has always been a family affair. Paula likes to say that she “married into Dorot.” When Paula began dating her husband Ira over twenty years ago, his late mother was the sponsor of the Thanksgiving Banquet and his sister was on the Board. For their third date, Paula attended the annual Dorot Thanksgiving Banquet and met the entire Resnick family and many colleagues on the DOROT staff.
November 20, 2017
A pre-Thanksgiving celebration for older New Yorkers
On Sunday, November 19, DOROT hosted its 36th annual Thanksgiving banquet and meal delivery. Over the course of a the day, more than 300 volunteers ensured that seniors across the city could enjoy a Thanksgiving meal in good company.
November 6, 2017
DOROT is Renewed as a Generations United Program of Distinction
DOROT’s Youth Volunteer program is proud to be renewed a second time as a Generations United Program of Distinction. This designation recognizes DOROT’s continued efforts to create meaningful, sustainable, and high-impact intergenerational programming.
October 30, 2017
DOROT Joins #GivingTuesday for Fourth Year
Last year, DOROT harnessed the power of #GivingTuesday into a successful campaign to raise funds for nutritious meals for our Homelessness Prevention Program clients. This year, on November 28, DOROT is excited to kick off our newest initiative to combat social isolation: expanded Sunday and evening programming for older adults in New York City.
October 26, 2017
Why Doing Good Is Good for the Do-Gooder
“Voluntarism is good for the health of people who receive social support, but also good for the health of people who offer their help.”
October 16, 2017
Staring Down Homelessness With Dignity and Pluck
“A few months later, one of her cousins learned of the Homelessness Prevention Program at DOROT, a social services agency.”
July 28, 2017
Aging In Place
“For those who live in upper Manhattan, there's DOROT - a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a range of services to the elderly.”
May 18, 2017
DOROT Awarded Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence
“The Eisner Foundation awards the prize to organizations that use intergenerational programming to “bring about positive and lasting changes in the community.” For the past 41 years, DOROT’s mission has been to bring the generations together to alleviate social isolation among older adults.”
May 15, 2017
Solidarity Across Generations is Critical for Building Stronger, More Cohesive Communities, A New Survey Finds
“Generations United and The Eisner Foundation will release survey findings in the new report I Need You, You Need Me: The Young, the Old, and What We Can Achieve Together on May 16 at the National Press Club in the Holeman Lounge, 9:00am to 10:30am in Washington, DC. The Eisner Foundation will also honor New York-based nonprofit DOROT with The Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence at the event, with journalist and political analyst Juan Williams as emcee.”
April 27, 2017
For Senior Citizens, the Future of VR Lies in the Past
“Craig Palmer hasn't left his Manhattan apartment in four years, but on a recent afternoon, the 78-year-old made a transatlantic voyage—while seated upright in his bed.”
Mar 22, 2017
DOROT to Hold Annual Spring Event at New York Botanical Garden
“On Wednesday, May 3rd, DOROT Westchester will host its Annual Spring Event.
The event will feature a light buffet breakfast and a guided walking tour of CHIHULY, the New York Botanical Garden’s exhibit of Dale Chihuly’s sculpture. Attendees will learn about DOROT’s vital mission in Westchester and the many ways in which DOROT provides services to socially isolated older adults.”
August 15, 2016
DOROT Volunteer Recognized by NYC Mayor
“The award from Mayor de Blasio recognized Ms. Brokaw for her “outstanding efforts in 2015 to improve NYC. It also praised Ms. Brokaw for using her talents to create lasting, positive change in the community. DOROT is proud to have worked with someone so dedicated to shaping the community in a positive way.”
July 6, 2016
DOROT Chess Success in NYC Leads to Westchester Program’s Launch
“Not too long ago, senior Herman Bomze approached DOROT expressing an interest in playing chess.”
June 8, 2016
DOROT Honors Targoff Family at 40th Annual Spring Benefit
“Kim and Josh Targoff were honored at the Benefit for their contribution to DOROT and the Intergenerational Chess Program. The evening was a success, with close to $600,000 being raised to support DOROT’s programs.”
January 13, 2016
The West 80s: An Aesthetic of Its Own
“The area is also rich with social service organizations, Ms. Elstein said, including DOROT, which has programs for seniors...”
December 28, 2015
The Wisdom of the Aged
Hear what DOROT seniors Martha Plato and Muriel Manings say is the secret to a long life in the video connected with this article.
November 26, 2015
Felled by Tumor, Model Finds Strength to Walk Again
"At the Cooke Center, she saw a posting online for DOROT, a social services agency based in Manhattan. When she contacted the agency about volunteering, it came up in the conversation that Ms. Nicole was in need of help herself. Her rehabilitation had progressed so well after three years that she was obliged to move out of the center and find accommodations on her own. But in the time she had been at the Cooke Center, Ms. Nicole had to give up her apartment on East 82nd Street."
October 2, 2015
Ali Hodin-Baier Appointed Associate Executive Director
DOROT is pleased to announce that Ali Hodin-Baier has joined DOROT as Associate Executive Director for Programs, Volunteers and Evaluation. In this position, she oversees DOROT’s distinguished Community Services, Friendly Visiting and Volunteer Services programs as well as its new effort to measure program impact against key metrics.
JUNE 25, 2015
DOROT's Nancy Rankin Completes Term as President
Nancy Rankin will complete her four-year term as President of DOROT’s Board of Directors this summer. Nancy has made unique and lasting contributions to DOROT, a non-profit on the Upper West Side and has provided focus and direction.
JUNE 19, 2015
At Home, Many Seniors Are Imprisoned by Their Independence
"About every three weeks, therefore, the home care aide who provides 12 hours of city-subsidized weekly assistance accompanies Ms. DeLaPaz outdoors. They walk to the corner and back, perhaps a six-minute expedition. Other outings are largely limited to medical appointments, with an escort from the social service agency DOROT."
May 29, 2015
DOROT to Host 39th Annual Spring Benefit to Honor Lainie Kaye and Brett Kaplan & Rita and Phil Kaye
On Thursday, June 4th, hundreds of guests will gather at the Museum of The City of New York for DOROT’s 39th Annual Spring Benefit, honoring Lainie Kaye and Brett Kaplan & Rita and Phil Kaye.
May 20, 2015
Bridging the Generation Gap With Chess
"He started a chess program a year ago in April at DOROT, a Jewish social services organization on the Upper West Side that works to make older adults less socially isolated. To that end, and with the support of Zach and his parents, DOROT brings together teenagers and seniors to play chess."
March 31, 2015
Dr. Nir Barzilai Presents Study on Longevity at DOROT
On the evening of Monday, March 16th, DOROT, a nonprofit organization working to prevent social isolation among older adults in New York, hosted Dr. Nir Barzilai, the Director of the Institute for Aging Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Director of the Glenn Center for the Biology of Human Aging and of the Nathan Shock Center of excellence in biology of aging.
March 20, 2015
Hundreds of Volunteers Visit Older New Yorkers this Passover
On Sunday, March 22nd, hundreds of volunteers of all ages will meet at DOROT, a nonprofit organization that helps to alleviate social isolation among older adults. These volunteers will deliver packages filled with kosher for Passover food to over 500 seniors in New York City and Westchester.
February 26, 2015
Physician and Author Speaks at DOROT Westchester Event
The DOROT Westchester committee welcomed community members at the home of Marci and Jeremy Cohen for coffee and conversation with Dr. Danielle Ofri.
January 23, 2015
DOROT's Youth Volunteer Programs Re-Designated a Program of Distinction
Generations United has proudly announced that DOROT’s Youth Volunteer Programs have been re-designated a Program of Distinction within the intergenerational community.
July 2, 2014
For Bar Mitzvah Boy and Survivor, Love of Chess Bridges 76–Year Age Gap
Holocaust survivor Herman Bomze had almost never been beaten at chess — until DOROT’s Intergenerational Chess program matched him with whiz kid Zachary Targoff.
June 13, 2014
DOROT 38th Annual Benefit Commemorated Commitment to Community
On May 28, 2014, DOROT celebrated 38 years of intergenerational programs that keep socially isolated older adults connected to the community with an annual fundraising event at The Museum of the City of New York.
May 22, 2014
DOROT Benefit Celebrates 38 Years of Service to Community
DOROT will commemorate 38 years of service to older adults at its Annual Spring Benefit on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at The Museum of the City of New York.
April 24, 2014
DOROT Westchester to Hold Annual Event to Support Senior Community
On Tuesday, May 6, DOROT Westchester will host its annual Spring Event with a brunch and docent–led tour at the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase.
April 1, 2014
Hundreds Unite in Volunteer Effort to Deliver Food to Frail Seniors
On Sunday, April 6, 2014 hundreds of volunteers will band together to distribute food to almost 500 frail older adults who reside in Manhattan and Westchester County during DOROT’s Passover Package Delivery.
March 14, 2014
Nationwide Survey Presentation on Caregiving Expectations through DOROT Westchester
On Tuesday, March 4, DOROT Westchester hosted a presentation entitled “What Do We Owe Our Parents,” based on a national survey by More Magazine and article by Jennifer Braunschweiger.
January 28, 2014
Winter Relief for Isolated Elderly through DOROT Volunteer Effort
On Sunday, February 2, hundreds of volunteers will visit 450 frail seniors in their homes to offer them a reprieve from their social isolation through DOROT’s Winter Package Delivery.
November 27, 2013
Bridging The Generation Gap For Jewish Seniors
Isolation is a key problem for frail, older adults and can reduce their lives into enduring in lonely apartments. Mobility issues or economic problems force millions indoors. DOROT is a microcosm of volunteers determined to close the gap.
October 31, 2013
102 Year Old Finds Relief from Social Isolation Through DOROT Volunteer Programs
102–year–old Phyllis has been receiving weekly visits in her home, an assisted living facility, from the same volunteer since 2008 through DOROT’s Friendly Visiting program.
August 27, 2013
Rose, Adeef And Me, Graveside
There are about 40 years between this gentleman and myself, but we’ve both come to volunteer at DOROT’s Cemetery Visits program.
July 30, 2013
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.
June 27, 2013
Summer Interns Bring Added Vitality to DOROT Programs for the Elderly
While assisting isolated seniors, high School and college students gain valuable skills.
June 13, 2013
DOROT Volunteer–Based Program Relieves Social Isolation of Elderly
Provides Training for Volunteers Visiting Seniors with Mild Memory Loss
May 28, 2013
DOROT Celebrates Wellness Program During Older Americans Month
Year–Round Services Promote Well-Being of Elderly
May 23, 2013
DOROT Benefit Celebrated 37 Years of Linking the Generations
Diane Katzin, Rick Kurnit and Katrina Kurnit Honored; Carole J. Bufford Performed.
April 4, 2013
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.
February 28, 2013
Hundreds of DOROT Volunteers to Serve Frail Seniors
DOROT Package Delivery Will Bring Companionship and Passover Foods to Isolated Older Adults.
February 27, 2013
Trained Escorts Provided by DOROT to Support Frail Elderly
DOROT helps mobility impaired older adults to go to doctor, walk, shop through Shop & Escort Program.
February 22, 2013
Sun City It’s Not
Some buildings on the Upper West Side are NORCs—naturally occurring retirement communities.
Read more. DOROT’s contribution to serve this population is mentioned on
page 3 of the article.
January 31, 2013
Live Chamber Music Warms Winter for Elderly at DOROT
DOROT Proudly Presents World–Renowned Performers to Frail Seniors and their Caregivers.
January 23, 2013
The Torah of Food
For Tu B’Shevat, a cooking class creates a perfect opportunity to teach children about Jewish values.
Read more about DOROT Cooks, an intergenerational cooking program for participants and DOROT seniors through the Jewish Journey Project.
January 18, 2013
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.
November 29, 2012
Sprint supports New York City with $50,000 in grants to DOROT Inc., Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City and Education Through Music
Sprint recently announced the 2012 recipients of its New York City Local Giving Program. In total, three area non–profit organizations were awarded grants as part of this signature community–support program. The New York City Local Giving Program awards Sprint Foundation grants totaling $50,000 to area non–profits that support Sprint’s philanthropic focus areas of youth development (including mentoring, leadership and academic achievement), arts and culture, and environmental stewardship. Grants were presented and recipient organizations honored at a local reception earlier this week.
November 20, 2012
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 testrun of a program the DOROT Young Professionals group is piloting this year.
October 19, 2012
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.