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Older adults age 60+ rave about our vibrant, life-enhancing on-site programs, offered on weekdays and occasional evenings and Sundays. Available at our headquarters on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, these programs are designed to encourage health and wellness, create social connection among peers and provide opportunities for learning and enrichment. For program information and to learn more about everything that is going on at DOROT, please find our calendar here.

Intergenerational After School Chess

Are you 65+ who either plays chess or is interested in learning? DOROT’s Intergenerational Chess Program welcomes you! Become part of this meaningful community service program.

Health & Wellness Classes

DOROT’s exercise and wellness classes, created for older adults who can benefit from a wide range of low-impact options, help with physical and emotional well-being. Participants credit these programs with inspiring them to stay fit and active, and engaged within the community.

Special Events & Workshops

DOROT offers a broad array of special programming – perennial favorites as well as and frequent new additions – focusing on lifetime learning. Innovative offerings regularly feature the arts, entertainment, local culture, history and more. Classes are taught by distinguished instructors, often in partnership with New York’s great cultural institutions.

Legacy Arts Workshops

DOROT’s Legacy Arts workshops provide opportunities for older adults to explore their important stories and meaningful memories. Multi-week workshops facilitated by expert arts educators are offered in different media, including memoir writing, storytelling, poetry, studio art classes and more.

Advance Care Planning

People of all ages need to document what they want from their end-of-life care, and to share their wishes with those closest to them. DOROT’s advance care planning programs help ensure that older adults can make thoughtful, knowledgeable and independent decisions for themselves.

Discussion Groups & Social Gatherings

DOROT has something for everyone!

A lively debate about current events? A dynamic discussion with other book lovers? Social meetups for decluttering? Or a friendly game of mah jongg? Seniors can enjoy a full range of one-time and ongoing discussion groups and gatherings that enrich life and offer meaningful social connections.

Homelessness Prevention Program

DOROT has decades of expertise in providing essential services to support the unique needs of homeless and at-risk older adults. For these seniors, our Homelessness Prevention Program offers safe and temporary housing, meals, advocacy for government benefits and social services as well as assistance in finding a permanent home. Once relocated into permanent housing, they receive lifelong supportive services through our Aftercare Program.