DOROT hosted a variety of uplifting and informative events for seniors, volunteers and supporters.
In November, DOROT hosted “Modern Day Memory in a World of Distractions,” featuring Dr. Orli Etingin, a
wonderfully engaging speaker who is the Lisa and Stanford Ehrenkranz Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell
Medical College and Founder and Director of the Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center. She spoke about the difference
between memory loss and distraction, lifestyle changes to improve recollection, and how the use of technological devices
is causing distraction and inhibiting our memories.
SAVE THE DATE
On Tuesday, May 6th, 2014, DOROT Westchester will host its annual Spring Event at 10:30am at the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, New York. Join us for brunch and a private tour of the collections. For more information please contact Lindsay Smith at (917) 441–3742
Not a DOROT volunteer yet? Even with your busy schedule, you can make a difference in the lives of the elderly—thanks to a wide selection of DOROT volunteer opportunities
. Check them out!
If you know of anyone who needs DOROT’s services, please call us at 212–769–2850, or visit www.dorotusa.org
for more information.
Friendship Across the Board
Last spring, Herman, an Upper West Side resident, asked a DOROT social worker to find someone for him to play chess with. At the same time, 12–year–old Zachary’s Upper East Side family came to DOROT looking for an older chess partner so that he could improve his game and learn about Jewish history and culture.
Worlds Second Oldest Man — DOROT’s Supercentenarian
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.
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