Each March, National Social Work Month recognizes the impact social workers deliver while providing services to children and adults in need.
Social work is at the heart of every program and service DOROT offers to keep older adults connected, engaged and living independently as valued members of the community. In fact, nearly 25% of DOROT’s staff are licensed social workers, who either work directly with older adults individually or in groups, or who work across the organization in developing and administering programs and volunteer opportunities.
This month, we'll be taking time to celebrate and get to know some of the dedicated social workers across DOROT and hear their reflections on this critical work.
"At its core though, social work is about helping, advocating, listening, and treating the whole person within their environment... Social workers are also interested in the more expansive environment surrounding the person and how that is impacting their functioning." – Jane Blumenstein, DOROT Synagogue Outreach Social Worker
"One of the things that I love about my work at DOROT is that I have the privilege of witnessing how supporting a person, who is lonely and isolated, with social contact can transform a life. Many of our Friendly Visiting matches have grown into reciprocal, life-long friendships." – Jackie Pykon, LCSW, DOROT Friendly Visiting Social Worker
Profiles of DOROT Social Workers: