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DOROT Westchester

Wellness Program for Seniors

Staying active and engaged in interesting activities can boost energy and increase well-being! We offer a wide variety of exercise, lifestyle and enrichment classes for seniors to improve health, try new activities, make friends and have fun. Exercise classes include Tai Chi, gentle yoga, weight training, light dance, falls prevention, Nia Wise Moves and Mr. Gu’s. Enrichment programs include meditation, memory improvement, book discussions, health education and nutrition lectures. For creative expression, we offer singing, art, writing, photography and flower arranging. Check out the monthly program details in the link below.

Please call Shannon at (917) 441-3743 to schedule an appointment. All classes take place at DOROT’s headquarters located at 171 West 85th Street.

button  Workshops for September and October 2016

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button  View the DOROT Wellness Google Calendar

button  Class Schedule for October 2016

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Senior Café, a current events discussion group lead by Erica Shein

Stretch and Strengthen Weight Training class with Tia Speros-Harker

Tai Chi Easy, Qigong and Chair Yoga with Melissa Elstein

"For intellectual stimulation, nothing beats Erica Shein. Her knowledge of current events, literature, current life, her preparations is outstanding. She’s a wonderful moderator, sharing and listening. We all participate, very lively."
"Thank you so much for helping me maintain my physical health as I age it’s important to be able to do something like the exercise classes to counter my growing limitations. And it’s nice to mix and meet with others."
"I have been taking Melissa’s Chair Yoga and I love it. She brings her movements and thoughts to the class each week. She has a very healing approach, while strengthening our bodies and mind. I have studied for years and at many places, and I find her the BEST!"
Ballads, Songs, and Sing-Along with Deborah Karpel

Visit at DOROT with Topper, a Pet Partners Therapy Dog

Flower Arranging Class

Seniors enjoyed listening to Deborah Karpel performing folk songs of many lands, Yiddish songs, and many other popular pieces to sing along with.
Karen, Dir. of Wellness Program, holding Topper & Helen, Wellness Participant

Topper will be visiting again soon, stay tuned for the next date!
Seniors were introduced to the art of flower arranging and were able to take home bouquets of their own.

What they are saying about the Wellness Program

"The classes have been quite helpful for me in so far as becoming more relaxed and calm as well as providing me with body tone, strength and better balancing."

"There are classes like the Shakespeare class that are so well presented that they involve everyone and are not only enlightening, but exhilarating. The health classes I attend are also beneficial and I miss them when I do not attend."

"The Wellness staff are creative and value us in planning. Most importantly they are pleasant and respectful. They are helpful and help us find links to other DOROT services."

DOROT Seniors in the Community

Doris is a regular at DOROT’s Wellness Program and also is a fantastic knitter! She made dozens of scarves for folks at DOROT’s Homelessness Prevention Program.
Seniors explored the history of the mandala and created their own works of art. The simple act of coloring was inspiring, fun, and relaxing.
DOROT offers trips to museums and other cultural events for seniors involved in the Wellness Program. Our latest trip was to the Big Apple Circus in December. Marie Wallace Pollock, a dedicated Wellness participant, was able to meet one of the clowns in the show.

“The Big Apple Circus was a very happy event. There were wonderful acts with good, natural tricks. It’s a laugh, the acrobats were amazing!”

button  The Memory Tree at DOROT

DOROT is pleased to host The Memory Tree, a program specifically designed for people with mild memory problems and their caregivers. The Memory Tree believes that the best way to fight the aging process—including the loss of memory—is through mental and physical fitness. Each week join The Memory Tree for a wide variety of classes and workshops.

To register and learn more about The Memory Tree, please contact Elizabeth Fine, LCSW at 917-656-0558.

button  Kol DOROT: Singing

Scott Stein, Pianist, Composer & Arranger
If you enjoy the music of Gershwin, Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and all the other wonderful songwriters from the 1920's to the 1960's, you'll love singing with Kol DOROT! You don't have to read music or even sing well....just love getting together with friendly people every week to sing the songs that hold special memories! We do a little Yiddish and a little Hebrew singing, too. No audition required!

For more information please call Steven Angulo at 212-769-2850.

Kol DOROT is a DOROT program, funded in memory of Miriam Katzin.

DOROT in the News:

“Celebrating 20 Years of the Wellness Program”

Wellness Participation Documents:

  • New Participant Information Form
  • Medical Clearance Form

  • Please send completed forms to Shannon O’Connor, Program Administrator for Health and Nutrition at

    Meet Our Instructors:

  • Nancy Burke
  • Melissa Elstein
  • Amy Gross
  • Mr. Gu
  • Tia Speros-Harker
  • Erica Shein
  • Sandy Warshaw

  • And many special guests!

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