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Winter Package Delivery is here! When you volunteer to deliver a winter package and connect with an older neighbor for a...
01/08/2024

Winter Package Delivery is here! When you volunteer to deliver a winter package and connect with an older neighbor for a visit or call, you can make their day -- and yours 🥰

Sign Up Today!

Sunday, January 28
East Side: 10:00 am – 12:20 pm
Moise Safra Center (130 E. 82nd Street)

West Side: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
DOROT (171 W. 85th Street)

Westchester: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
925 Westchester Avenue, White Plains

Registration is Now Open! https://www.dorotusa.org/packagedelivery

Are you interested in providing input and learning more about the state's efforts to improve the lives of older New York...
01/05/2024

Are you interested in providing input and learning more about the state's efforts to improve the lives of older New Yorkers? Then join us for a Town Hall on New York's Master Plan for Aging!

In-Person & Virtual
January 9, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Share your ideas and experiences and learn about New York State's efforts toward becoming the most age and disability-friendly state in the nation.

Co-sponsored by DOROT with Governor Kathy Hochul, the NYS Department of Health, and the NYS Office for the Aging.

RSVP to attend in person or online! https://www.dorotusa.org/townhall

I love helping older adults, and DOROT allows me to do so. DOROT builds a bridge that closes the gap between the young a...
01/02/2024

I love helping older adults, and DOROT allows me to do so. DOROT builds a bridge that closes the gap between the young and the old, and I am so glad to be one of the bricks in that bridge." - Tenzin A., DOROT Receptionist

If you’ve ever walked through DOROT’s doors to attend our programs, you've been met with the warm welcome and wide smile of our receptionist, Tenzin. Read more about Tenzin’s early life and career (including working for His Holiness, the XIV Dali Lama of Tibet!), his family of four (including one with four legs🐶), and insights on DOROT and the work that we do!

Meet Tenzin! https://www.dorotusa.org/meet-team-tenzin

"Younger pals can be a reminder of past selves; older friends can offer a glimpse into the future." In The Atlantic's ar...
12/29/2023

"Younger pals can be a reminder of past selves; older friends can offer a glimpse into the future." In The Atlantic's article 'Your Friends Don't All Have to Be the Same Age,' writer Annie Midori Atherton touches on the importance of age diversity in friendships.

Interested in gaining intergenerational friends? Feel the joy of a genuine connection. Join us this winter as part of the GENuine Connections program, where you can connect with teens over fun activities like chess, art, and current events--all from home!

Learn more and register for our winter semester beginning on January 28! https://dorotusa.org/genuineconnections

The countdown to 2024 has begun - cheers to a year of connection! 🎉We thank YOU for your support! With your impact, we'v...
12/29/2023

The countdown to 2024 has begun - cheers to a year of connection! 🎉

We thank YOU for your support! With your impact, we've been able to offer programs free of charge to build a more connected, intergenerational community.

End the year with a meaningful contribution that will help create even more connections. And thanks to a match by an anonymous donor, your gift will make 2X the impact in the coming year!

Learn More & Donate Today! https://fundraise.givesmart.com/form/8ZBFnQ?vid=12yfbc

Join DOROT and THIRTEEN WNET for a virtual event celebrating the power of volunteerism to alleviate isolation among olde...
12/28/2023

Join DOROT and THIRTEEN WNET for a virtual event celebrating the power of volunteerism to alleviate isolation among older adults - Aging Together: The Power of Volunteerism!

Date & Time: January 17, 6:30 PM EST

Enjoy excerpts from THIRTEEN's Aging Together in New York content, followed by a panel discussion featuring Ali Hodin-Baier (Chief Program Officer, DOROT), Mark Meridy (Executive Director, DOROT), and Reginald Brown (Board Member, VOCAL NYC and THIRTEEN Volunteer), moderated by Dana Roberson (Executive Producer, Special Projects, The WNET Group).

Register & Learn More HERE: https://hopin.com/events/agingtogether

Thank you for making a difference in 2023!As the year comes to a close, we want to take a moment to thank you for volunt...
12/27/2023

Thank you for making a difference in 2023!

As the year comes to a close, we want to take a moment to thank you for volunteering with DOROT.

Over the past year, 7,000 volunteers contributed over 47,000 hours of service! You've connected with older adults ranging from the age of 60 to 107 years old. And most importantly, your efforts have helped to build social connections and alleviate isolation and loneliness.

Your support enabled us to make a difference in 2023. Donate today, and with our $50k gift match, your impact will DOUBLE in the New Year!

Here’s to another wonderful year of volunteering in 2024!🥂

Donate! https://fundraise.givesmart.com/form/8ZBFnQ?vid=12yfbc

Phew! These past few weeks have been busy at DOROT, and we thought you might enjoy a behind-the-scenes peek at some of t...
12/26/2023

Phew! These past few weeks have been busy at DOROT, and we thought you might enjoy a behind-the-scenes peek at some of the photos that didn’t make the official posts. 🎬

We’ve loved seeing so many of you at our holiday programs, including our Hanukkah Celebration, where our staff was not only busily welcoming the community but also on their feet dancing! Afterward, the Onsite and Special Programs team wrapped up the night by taking some amazing group selfies. 🤳🤪

As the year comes to a close, we thank YOU for bringing connection and joy to our community in 2023.Your support makes w...
12/22/2023

As the year comes to a close, we thank YOU for bringing connection and joy to our community in 2023.

Your support makes what we do possible and for the rest of this month, your impact will be doubled thanks to a generous matching donation from an anonymous donor.

Your gift today means 2X the connection and community for New York & Westchester adults.

Donate Now! https://ow.ly/3hA250QltTh

As the holiday season continues, our team came together for a Winter celebration - DOROT style!During this festive time,...
12/21/2023

As the holiday season continues, our team came together for a Winter celebration - DOROT style!

During this festive time, we gathered to celebrate the meaningful year we’ve had together. The atmosphere was filled with joy, laughs, and delightful treats as we exchanged thoughtful gifts among us. We even had a friendly game of competitive trivia! (Congrats to the “Troublemakers” team for winning😉)

We’re excited to announce that DOROT has won a major grant to bring our programs to Queens! Thanks to U.S. Representativ...
12/21/2023

We’re excited to announce that DOROT has won a major grant to bring our programs to Queens! Thanks to U.S. Representative Grace Meng (D-Queens) who secured more than half a million dollars in federal funding to support this initiative.

The grant has already begun to enable Queens District 6 residents to take advantage of our dynamic programs for older adults and to build intergenerational connections. To reach Queens’s multilingual community, we are also including programming in Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish.

Congresswoman Meng shared: “I am thrilled that our older adults will be able to take advantage of the social community that DOROT builds through its in-person and online programs and that everyone from teens to people 60-plus will enrich their lives through meaningful volunteer work and vibrant social community.”

Read more HERE: https://www.dorotusa.org/dorot-wins-major-grant-bring-our-programs-queens

Kudos to DOROT social workers Lisa and Jackie for presenting at the State Society on Aging of New York 2023 Conference! ...
12/19/2023

Kudos to DOROT social workers Lisa and Jackie for presenting at the State Society on Aging of New York 2023 Conference! (See before/after photos 😊)

Lisa shared: "Jackie and I were able to share our work with other professionals in the field of aging and learn about innovative programs in development. I left the conference motivated to share what I learned and do what I can to increase DOROT's impact further."

The annual conference unites agencies that contribute to older New Yorkers' well-being, and this year, we were invited to share the impact of a Friendly Calls program we developed with New York State Office for the Aging which pairs volunteers and older adults for weekly connections.

To wrap up the 8 bright nights of Hanukkah, we’re   on a special friendship formed through DOROT’s Friendly Visiting pro...
12/15/2023

To wrap up the 8 bright nights of Hanukkah, we’re on a special friendship formed through DOROT’s Friendly Visiting program.

Meet Abby! As a Friendly Visiting Volunteer, Abby makes weekly home visits and phone calls to her senior partner.

“More than 50 years separate us, but we still have so much in common. Together, we’ve seen museum exhibitions and gone out to French restaurants, and I even saw the New York City Public Library for the first time with her. Mostly, we spend hours swapping life stories and experiences. She has lived a fascinating life; I’m honored she shares it with me!”

Reflecting on this holiday, both Abby and her senior match agree that one of the best gifts either has ever received is their deepening friendship.

Calling all adults 65+📢 Join a group of high school students for an intergenerational story exchange! In this one-time e...
12/14/2023

Calling all adults 65+📢 Join a group of high school students for an intergenerational story exchange! In this one-time event, teens and older adults will get together to engage in story circles!

VIRTUAL
Tuesday, December 19, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Here's how it works! A Story Circle is a group of people sitting in a circle- or, in our case, a virtual circle over Zoom - sharing personal stories. You will have an opportunity to share stories from your life and hear about the lives of teenagers.

Learn More & Resgister! https://dorot.trumba.com/

Calling all adults 65+📢 Join a group of high school students for an intergenerational story exchange! In this one-time e...
12/14/2023

Calling all adults 65+📢 Join a group of high school students for an intergenerational story exchange! In this one-time event, teens and older adults will get together to engage in story circles!

VIRTUAL
Tuesday, December 19, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Here's how it works! A Story Circle is a group of people sitting in a circle- or, in our case, a virtual circle over Zoom - sharing personal stories. You will have an opportunity to share stories from your life and hear about the lives of teenagers.

On the 7th night of Hanukkah, we're   on intergenerational Tech Coaching pair, Diane and Caroline✨From managing emails a...
12/13/2023

On the 7th night of Hanukkah, we're on intergenerational Tech Coaching pair, Diane and Caroline✨

From managing emails and texts to accessing websites and medical portals, learning tech can be a challenge! By tackling tech together, Diane and Caroline discovered common interests that deepened their friendship.

Caroline shared, “Once, we were synching Diane’s Audible library, and I noticed several books we’d both read, which prompted some beautiful discussions." And Diane is delighted that their relationship is about more than “just the computer.”

✨Meet Mady & Sydney✨ On the 6th night of Hanukkah, we're   on two Westchester teen volunteers! Mady and Sydney, pictured...
12/12/2023

✨Meet Mady & Sydney✨

On the 6th night of Hanukkah, we're on two Westchester teen volunteers! Mady and Sydney, pictured here along with another volunteer, launched the Connecting Generations club with the support of DOROT. The new club aims to bring together teen volunteers from their high school to connect with Westchester older adults.

During their first-ever gathering, featured by Westchester News 12, the pair recruited volunteers for our Westchester Thanksgiving Meal Delivery program and enjoyed meaningful moments with older adults. We can’t wait to see what Mady, Sydney and the Connecting Generations club do next to foster intergenerational connections and friendships!

Make a difference this Hanukkah! Thanks to our community of generous supporters like you, DOROT can provide a range of f...
12/12/2023

Make a difference this Hanukkah! Thanks to our community of generous supporters like you, DOROT can provide a range of free programs, including in-person sessions, friendly in-home visits, and meal deliveries.

Join us in bringing more opportunities for connection to our older neighbors. Any gift you make will be matched, thanks to a generous anonymous donor, to double your gift up to $50,000!

Learn More & Donate! https://ow.ly/mW0G50Qi1MH

On the 5th night of Hanukkah, we're   of Tech Coaching pair Bernice and Anthony! In our tech coaching program, volunteer...
12/11/2023

On the 5th night of Hanukkah, we're of Tech Coaching pair Bernice and Anthony!

In our tech coaching program, volunteers assist older adults with digital devices. Bernice and Anthony, paired since October, have formed a close bond, creating cherished memories from sharing Halloween candy to laughing at tech mishaps.

Bernice expressed that she's received more than just tech help, "I've also gained family and laughs!" The age gap creates an environment where "conversations and advice shared flow straight from grandmother to grandchild."

Anthony shared "I never miss our tech coaching appointments because this is genuinely how I would like to spend my time! It's fun to help!”

In honor of the   of Hanukkah, we held a joyous concert and candle-lighting event. Members of our community, both older ...
12/08/2023

In honor of the of Hanukkah, we held a joyous concert and candle-lighting event. Members of our community, both older and younger, joined to hear a musical performance led by cellist Elad Kabilio.

After delighting our ears with beautiful melodies of holiday rhythms from around the world, we honored the tradition of lighting the menorah to celebrate light during dark times.

Hanukkah is a time to come together, share stories, and create lasting memories. Join us through the heartwarming tapest...
12/07/2023

Hanukkah is a time to come together, share stories, and create lasting memories. Join us through the heartwarming tapestry of Hanukkah Traditions Through Food and Memories. 🍽️🕯️

Monday, December 11, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Chef Hélène Jawhara Piñer will share the history behind that dishes that define Sephardic Jewish holidays and culinary traditions. From the sizzle of Swiss chard croquettes to the sweetness of bimuelos, every food carries a mouthwatering story. Share you own holiday food memories and recipes, too!

Register! https://dorot.trumba.com/

On Hanukkah, when we use one flame to light another, the message is clear -- we shine brightest when we are together. We...
12/07/2023

On Hanukkah, when we use one flame to light another, the message is clear -- we shine brightest when we are together. We're so grateful for your support, enabling us to come together, even in the darkest months, and to provide our programs and services free of charge.

Starting today, any gift you give will be matched up to $50,000, thanks to an anonymous donor.

Share some light with our older neighbors today! https://ow.ly/EHSA50Qgot3

Imagine your home in the next five years. What new technologies might you find? Robots? Smart appliances? Digital assist...
12/05/2023

Imagine your home in the next five years. What new technologies might you find? Robots? Smart appliances? Digital assistive devices? Now is the time to learn about new technologies that could soon impact your everyday activities and empower you to live a healthier and more autonomous life.

Join us for our next Living Well Digitally session to learn about smart technologies. Hear from our panel of experts and learn from real-time demonstrations and participate in an interactive Q&A.

Tuesday, December 12, 2023, 2 – 3:30 PM EST on Zoom

Register here - https://ow.ly/FaLN50QfKbL

🎵 Hanukkah, oh Hanukkah, come light the menorah! 🕎Join us for a Concert and Candle Lighting event to mark the first nigh...
12/04/2023

🎵 Hanukkah, oh Hanukkah, come light the menorah! 🕎

Join us for a Concert and Candle Lighting event to mark the first night of Hanukkah. Experience the joy of music, indulge in delicious latkes, and join in a candle lighting ceremony!

(HYBRID - In-Person and on Zoom)
Thursday, December 7, 5:30 - 7 PM EST

Led by cellist Elad Kabilio - a trio of talented musicians will showcase holiday traditions from various corners of the globe. Immerse yourself in the melodies and stories from East Europe, Yemen, America, Israel, and beyond.

All are welcome to partake in this festive celebration!

Learn More & Register: https://dorot.trumba.com/Hanukkah-Concert-and-Candle-Lighting-HYBRID/E171166941

🌟 Thank You for Making a Difference on  ! 🌟We want to express our gratitude to everyone who contributed to our   campaig...
11/30/2023

🌟 Thank You for Making a Difference on ! 🌟

We want to express our gratitude to everyone who contributed to our campaign. Your generosity has made a significant impact, enabling us to continue offering our programs free of charge and bringing us one step closer to easing social isolation among older adults while fostering connections across generations.

The clock is ticking – you only have a few more hours to double your impact on the lives of older adults in NYC, Westche...
11/29/2023

The clock is ticking – you only have a few more hours to double your impact on the lives of older adults in NYC, Westchester, and beyond!

Gifts this year have already helped our dedicated volunteers visit and connect with nearly 6,000 older adults. With our $25,000 match ending at midnight, how much more impact can we make together? 💜 💜

Donate Now: https://ow.ly/8BnN50QbAfg

Don't miss out on this special opportunity to double your impact! This past year we brought nearly 1,800 teens and older...
11/28/2023

Don't miss out on this special opportunity to double your impact! This past year we brought nearly 1,800 teens and older adults together in intergenerational connection. 🌟

Your MATCHED donation will help us create even more vital connections between generations. Time is running out to double your impact!

Donate Now: https://ow.ly/iYaH50QbzNZ

💜 💜 This  , be part of our mission that touched the lives of nearly 6,000 older adults this year, reducing isolation and...
11/28/2023

💜 💜 This , be part of our mission that touched the lives of nearly 6,000 older adults this year, reducing isolation and uniting generations.

Your support is ONLY DOUBLED UNTIL MIDNIGHT - don’t wait to make your gift! 💜 💜

Donate Now: https://ow.ly/B90Y50Qbzfg

We are thrilled to share an exciting announcement - We were voted top honor charitable organization in the Upper West Si...
11/27/2023

We are thrilled to share an exciting announcement - We were voted top honor charitable organization in the Upper West Side by West Side Rag readers!

The renowned newspaper held its second annual Thanksgiving contest, inviting readers to name what they are thankful for about the Upper West Side. Categories ranged from favorite local businesses and markets to government agencies and orgs.

"While there were hundreds of answers to sort through, there were clearly several people, places, and things that are particularly treasured by locals... In the charitable organization category, DOROT shared the top honor" - West Side Rag

Thank You, Upper West Siders!

To Read The Full West Side Rag Article: https://www.westsiderag.com/2023/11/21/we-have-winners

Exciting   announcement!Until MIDNIGHT 11/28 your gift will be MATCHED dollar-for-dollar up to $25,000!   To honor the G...
11/27/2023

Exciting announcement!
Until MIDNIGHT 11/28 your gift will be MATCHED dollar-for-dollar up to $25,000!

To honor the Global Day of Giving, DOUBLE the impact your support has on the 6,000 older adults DOROT serves each year.

Don't miss out on this special opportunity to double your impact!

Donate Now: https://ow.ly/7wQF50Qbzhq

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