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Milton Lowenstein — Office Volunteer

Milton Lowenstein How long have you been a DOROT volunteer?

About 4 years

How did you get involved with DOROT?

I moved into my building over 50 years ago. I’m one of the original building residents. My building has an in–house organization called Lincoln House Outreach (LHO). After DOROT assumed the management of LHO’s programs, I became friendly with the DOROT employees.

What type of volunteer activities do you do at DOROT?

I am an electrical engineer who worked for twenty years in computer management at New York Telephone Co., so I am familiar with many technical applications. I am an office volunteer, on–call for neighbors who have technical problems from computers to telephones, TVs and related gear. I even change light bulbs and other tasks for those with mobility limitations. I put in several hours a week assisting my neighbors. I assist staff preparing for birthday parties for our seniors, serving birthday cakes. “Milton is our “hands-on-man” in the office when we need to get something done.” Lucille Bruto, DOROT’s LHO Coordinator

In what ways has your DOROT volunteer experience impacted your life?

Since becoming a DOROT volunteer, I have met more neighbors and become friendly with many people in the building that I did not know. I have gotten pleasure from helping them solve their problems.

What motivates you to continue volunteering at DOROT?

I enjoy helping my neighbors. I have met many more people, young and old.

Most memorable volunteer moment:

After I replaced a fluorescent tube in a ceiling fixture for a neighbor, she exclaimed, “Now I have light!”

What would you want other volunteers to know about volunteering at DOROT?

I find it a very satisfying and fulfilling experience.

Anything else you would like to share?

I came to understand what service to seniors at DOROT–Lincoln House means, and the impact that the smallest thing can make in a life.

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