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We invite you to join us at DOROT’s beautiful, sun-filled space on the Upper West Side of Manhattan! We host a diverse array of arts & culture, wellness, and legacy-based programs, ensuring there's something for everyone.


Our programs cater specifically to adults aged 60 and above, with a strong emphasis on promoting health and wellness, fostering social connections, and providing opportunities for continued learning and enrichment. Each program typically lasts between 60 and 90 minutes, and participation is entirely FREE.


For those of you who have come to know and love DOROT’s virtual programs offered via zoom and telephone, rest assured we will continue to bring vibrant, interactive, and life-enhancing virtual programs right to your home.


Click HERE for our program calendar listing upcoming in-person and virtual programs.


DOROT has no general vaccination or mask requirements in place for older adults and volunteers participating in programs currently. However, for the safety of our community, DOROT strongly recommends that everyone be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccines, and annually against the flu. DOROT requires all employees to be fully vaccinated.


Masking is optional for older adults, volunteers and staff in DOROT’s onsite or community programs.


Opportunities for Volunteers 65+ with Youth

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.


DOROT’s Onsite@Home (OR Virtual Zoom Programs) bring vibrant, interactive, and life-enhancing programs right to your home via Zoom. Onsite@Home classes are designed for adults 60+ to create social connection among peers, encourage health and wellness and provide opportunities for dynamic learning and enrichment. Multiple classes are offered daily and participation is free. Join us for one or more!

Intergenerational After School Chess (In-Person)

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.

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 and Aftercare Program/Community Partnership Program

DOROT is committed to continuing programming for formerly homeless older adults and those in need with services previously offered by the Homelessness Prevention and Aftercare Programs through our new Community Partnership Program.