DOROT's Executive Director Mark Meridy, MPA shared an Op-Ed for politicsny.com about why it's critical to keep older adults engaged and connected:
"As the head of DOROT, an organization dedicated to combatting social isolation and loneliness among older adults, I witness firsthand what is possible when people of different ages and backgrounds come together and create bonds of friendship and community. These interactions spark transformational relationships and experiences and break down social stereotypes. Social connection is the antidote to social isolation. For younger adults, these relationships offer hope."