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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.

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 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.