Videos from DOROT
Stories of Friendly Visiting
DOROT volunteers show up for elderly adults to help maintain connections with them.
Lian and Kusum
Lian and Kusum talk about how they spend time together.
DOROT is the Hebrew word for “generations." In 1976, DOROT's founders recognized the plight of elderly hidden in their apartments on New York City’s Upper West Side, so they began with regular visits and food deliveries. These young adults forged a loving bond between the generations, fulfilling the name they chose for the organization.
Today, DOROT proudly serves older adults with a range of solutions to address the complex causes of loneliness and social isolation. The inevitable decline in social circles and mobility challenges all contribute to their vulnerability and increased risk for serious health issues. DOROT's signature programs are designed to bring social connection to older adults – which is critically important, for those who have difficulty leaving their homes without support.
Volunteers are at the heart of DOROT’s programs. They connect with older adults to form friendships, create intergenerational bonds, and provide assistance. DOROT volunteers bring vital services and immeasurable joy to clients. DOROT offers one-time and recurring opportunities for individuals, families, corporations and community groups throughout the year.