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University Without Walls

DOROT’s University Without Walls (UWW) program offers hundreds of classes, appealing to a wide range of interests – all available over the telephone. English-speaking participants from New York and across the country can choose from ever-changing topics and such perennial favorites as Museum Talks, Literature and Arts, In the News, Understanding Your Rights, Jewish Interests, and Health and Wellness. Support groups enable older adults to connect with peers over common experiences such as vision loss, aging as an LGBT community member, caregiving and coping with the loss of a loved one. Class size is limited, to encourage discussion.

DOROT’s requirement for an in-home visit by a social worker is waived for this program, but advance registration is necessary.

UWW offers classes for native-speaking Russians to learn and practice English, prepare for citizenship exams and discuss current events and literature.

A selection of classes is also offered in Spanish and Chinese.

UWW programming is facilitated by educators from cultural institutions, medical and legal authorities, academic experts, social workers, volunteers and retirees who are eager to share their expertise and enthusiasm on specific issues.

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For more information or to enroll, call (877) 819-9147 or e-mail us.

For a staff member fluent in Russian, call (917) 441-5061.