DOROT: Bringing Generations Together
ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How old are DOROT’s volunteers, and what is the average age of their clients?
DOROT is the Hebrew word for “generations.” The organization is dedicated to learning and to creatively addressing the evolving needs of the elder and volunteer communities.
It was created in 1976 when its founders were inspired to engage with their older neighbors with the ultimate goal of alleviating social isolation.
Since its founding, DOROT has achieved a reputation of excellence and innovation in the fields of aging services and volunteerism. Though they retain their Jewish roots, their reach has expanded to serve and welcome people of all faiths and cultures.
DOROT alleviates social isolation among older adults and provides services to help them live independently as valued members of the community. Volunteers offer critical resources to vulnerable seniors, in services specific to each person’s needs and interests, providing them with the opportunity to remain engaged and connected through exemplary programs and services. In addition, their National Information and Referral Database offers a wide range of resources for the aging and their caregivers. You can contact DOROT at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lorraine Novack is the director of DOROT’s Connect Through Tech Programs.