DOROT in the News
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.