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Since 2004, DOROT’s Westchester programs have effectively combated social isolation among older adults in the county with food deliveries, weekly volunteer visits, intergenerational Shabbat celebrations, youth programs, and teleconference classes and support groups. Please see below for a detailed listing of the programs offered in Westchester.
Shabbat Shalom Westchester: Have a Shabbat package (challah, grape juice, candles) delivered to your home seven Fridays a year. The package will be delivered by a DOROT volunteer who will also stay and visit with you for an hour.
Telephone Friends: Modeled after DOROT’s Friendly Visiting program, Telephone Friends matches you with a volunteer for weekly supportive phone calls.
Shabbat Shalom Westchester: Volunteers pick up a Shabbat package (challah, grape juice, candles) from the home of a volunteer host, deliver the package to a senior’s home, and stay for a friendly visit.
Telephone Friends: Modeled after DOROT’s Friendly Visiting program, Telephone Friends matches volunteers with homebound seniors for weekly supportive phone calls.
Youth Volunteer Programs: Includes specially tailored opportunities for individuals, schools, and community groups.
For more information about DOROT programs for seniors or volunteers in Westchester, or if you know of someone in Westchester who needs assistance, please call Westchester Director, Pattie Cippi Harte, at 914-573-8906.
We are grateful to the following supporters of DOROT Westchester: The US Department Of Health And Human Services - Administration On Aging (AOA), New York State Office For The Aging, Westchester County Department Of Senior Programs and Services; and The Silverweed Foundation.