Last March, WNYC reporter Gwynne Hogan visited DOROT's Memoir Writing Class on what would turn out to be the last day of in-person programming at the building since COVID-19 began.
(Read that story here.)
One year later, Hogan followed up with the dedicated and resilient members of the Memoir Writing group to see how they've fared over a year of Zoom connections.
“Before we knew about Zoom and what was gonna happen, it was like one of those feelings in the pit of your stomach,” Adellar Greenhill, 78, said. “There’s an intimacy to Zoom that we never would have anticipated.”
"Zoom created a paradigm shift for loneliness,” Yvonne Rossetti, 65, said. “Life was normal with this. And so deep and so rich with this.”