In the comfort and security of their own homes, seniors who are unable to regularly leave home without support or those staying home to stay safe during COVID-19 can remain engaged and socially connected through DOROT programs. While some activities and services are designed for older adults living in Manhattan from 59th to 125th Streets on the West Side, and from 14th to 96th Streets on the East Side and Westchester County, other programs like Onsite@Home and Caring Calls are available regardless of location.
A member of our social work team visits with each older adult who wishes to participate in our "in-home programs". Our skilled social workers are proud to also provide vital support to older adults who join our programs.
Intellectual growth and lively discussions are lifelong pleasures, available to seniors across the country from the comfort of home. Older adults need only a phone to join our vibrant community of learning and friendship. Our interactive teleconference programs help participants explore art and culture, discuss the news, gain practical advice on health and find support among peers.
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!
DOROT’s Tech Coaching program enables older adults to gain the comfort and skills they need to begin using technology or to use it better. Note: While COVID 19 social distancing precautions are in place, all Tech Coaching visits will be conducted by phone or video conferencing.
Friendly Visiting has been a core program of DOROT since our inception. It continues to be one of our most impactful programs for older adults seeking to make new friends and enjoy engaging activities in their home. DOROT social workers expertly match volunteers with older adults in Manhattan and Westchester – based on shared interests and geographic convenience – for weekly or monthly visits.
Older adults who follow a kosher diet can be assured of healthy and delicious meals, delivered each week. Participants in DOROT’s Kosher Meals at Home program can expect individual choice of menu items and a weekly check-in phone call from a caring volunteer. Emergency meals are also available for those experiencing a major transition.
Holiday Package Deliveries
This signature DOROT program connects older adults with volunteers in celebrating the season! Four times each year, DOROT arranges for hundreds of older adults to receive special holiday or other packages and enjoy hour-long visits from volunteers in their homes. It’s a unique opportunity to share stories, memories and companionship. These programs take place on Sunday mornings.
Telling one’s history can be profoundly gratifying. DOROT’s Legacy Projects provide elders the opportunity to share their life stories through narrative, art and photography. DOROT connects seniors with volunteers who visit them at home to capture memories, words of wisdom, photos and more in one-on-one, oral history-type projects. Each project is unique and presented in a range of formats reflecting individual preferences.