Shopping and Escorting
Sometimes all it takes to keep the independence you cherish is a little help from DOROT. Don’t let mobility issues keep you from doing the things you want—and need—to do. We offer a variety of escorting programs to help you get to medical appointments, the supermarket, other errands—or just outside for some fresh air. If you have to stay inside, our escorts and volunteers will do the walking and shopping for you.
Escorts to Medical Appointments
DOROT provides reliable escorts for seniors who need assistance going to and from medical appointments. These escorts accompany seniors door to door, offering both physical and emotional support.
DOROT provides reliable escorts for seniors who need assistance to shop for groceries and other necessities. These escorts accompany seniors and help them make their purchases, or shop for seniors who are unable to leave their homes.
Many elders value the tradition of visiting loved ones’ gravesites before the High Holy Days, but cannot do so without assistance. This program makes it possible for seniors to visit the gravesites of loved ones in cemeteries in the New York Metropolitan area. Volunteer escorts accompany seniors from door to door via transportation provided by DOROT, offering emotional support and an arm to lean on. Cemetery Visits takes place in July.
Escorts to Cultural Events
DOROT’s Hand–in–Hand Program connects seniors with volunteer escorts who provide physical support or just companionship as they appreciate and explore the arts together. These cultural friends can participate in arts excursions in the New York area organized by DOROT, enjoy one of our many on–site arts or music programs, or attend an event of their choice together, enriched by each other’s companionship and conversation.
Escorts to Voting Polls
Citizens of all ages cherish the right to vote. Through Let DOROT Help You Vote, DOROT volunteers enable seniors with mobility challenges to exercise this right by helping them complete voter registration forms and absentee ballots prior to Election Day, and by escorting seniors to the polls on Election Day.