DOROT is a not-for-profit organization that assists New York’s elderly through a partnership of volunteers and staff. DOROT alleviates social isolation among seniors and provides them with programmatic support to help them continue to live independently as valued members of their communities.
Location: New York , New York
Year founded: 1976


DOROT was founded in 1976 when a group of group of Columbia University graduate students began visiting their homebound and elderly neighbors. Inspired to do more, they created DOROT, an organization whose mission would be to ensure that older New Yorkers remained valued members of their communities. Their vision of an intergenerational community continues to guide DOROT’s work to this day.

DOROT helps older adults who have become isolated from their communities by offering them opportunities to engage with their peers and members of the younger generation. DOROT is passionate about the field of elder care, and we are committed to creating innovative solutions to challenges that address the evolving needs of an aging population.

Since 1976, DOROT has grown dramatically. We now offer a range of programs, including volunteer home visits, home delivered meals, transitional housing and relocation to permanent homes for homeless older adults, and assistance getting to medical and other essential appointments. In all our programs, new and old, DOROT provides qualitative, individualized care to older neighbors in need.

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