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At DOROT

While our headquarters on Manhattan’s Upper West Side is temporarily closed during COVID-19, DOROT’s Onsite@Home brings the same vibrant, interactive, and life-enhancing programs that you’ve enjoyed on-site at DOROT - right to your home via Zoom videoconferencing or telephone.

DOROT Onsite@Home classes are designed for adults 60+ to encourage health and wellness, create social connection among peers and provide opportunities for dynamic learning and enrichment. Multiple one-hour classes are offered daily and participation is free. Join us for one or more.

For program information and to learn more about everything that is going on at DOROT, please find our calendar here.

Opportunities for Volunteers 65+

Find common ground with teens through fun and meaningful intergenerational programming. Connect and build bonds with Generation Z and make an impact in our multi-generational community.

Onsite@Home

While our headquarters on Manhattan’s Upper West Side is temporarily closed during COVID-19, DOROT’s Onsite@Home brings the same vibrant, interactive, and life-enhancing programs that you’ve enjoyed on-site at DOROT - right to your home via Zoom videoconferencing or telephone. Join us from wherever home is, in New York City and beyond!

Intergenerational After School Chess (Virtual)

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's transitional housing residence and Aftercare Program are no longer in operation. DOROT continues to be committed to assisting our older neighbors remain socially connected with the ability to access the services they require. If you are an older adult in need of assistance, or a referring organization, please contact DOROT's information and resource line at 212 769-2850 or email info@DOROTusa.org for more information.