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In Westchester

Through in-home visits and creative programs that build vital social connections in person, in the community, online and over the phone, DOROT Westchester has been improving life for older adults age 60+ in Westchester County for more than decade. Our skilled social workers support older adults by connecting them with programs and services that meet their interests and needs.

 

For more information about programs in Westchester, please call 914-485–8354 or e-mail us at infowestchester@dorotusa.org.

 

Check out DOROT’s Winter/Spring Westchester Programs for Older Adults.

 

DOROT Westchester is generously supported in part by: The US Department of Health and Human Services — Administration on Aging (AOA), New York State Office for the Aging, Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services, the Field Hall Foundation and the Old Oaks Country Club Foundation.

Friendly Visiting - Westchester

Friendly Visiting has been a core program of DOROT since our inception in 1976. Designed to create vital ongoing social connections for older adults and volunteers, it continues to be one of our most impactful programs. Older adults and their specially selected volunteers connect through regular visits in the home of the older adult, building long-term relationships while enjoying meaningful conversation and engagement on a weekly or monthly basis.

Telephone Friends

Modeled on our Friendly Visiting program, DOROT’s Telephone Friends creates valuable social connections between older adults and volunteers who might not be able to meet in person. Older adults and their specially selected volunteers engage with each other through weekly phone calls, building an ongoing relationship through enjoyable and interesting conversations.

Response Team - Westchester

Response Team programming connects older adults and volunteers for occasional visits to play games, take a walk, organize photos, practice languages and so much more. The possibilities are as unique as the people making the requests. Volunteers can call or visit to celebrate birthdays!

Package Delivery

This signature DOROT program connects older adults with volunteers in celebrating the season! Three times each year, DOROT Westchester arranges for over a hundred older adults to receive special holiday or other packages and enjoy visits from volunteers in their homes. It’s a unique opportunity to share stories, memories and companionship. These programs take place on Sunday mornings.

Tech Coaching

DOROT’s Tech Coaching program enables older adults to grow their skills and comfort with their own smartphone, tablet or computer. Specially trained volunteers provide coaching at home, by Zoom, or over the phone. In home tech visits are available to those who live in Westchester or DOROT’s catchment area in Manhattan. Learn and practice tech at your own pace with a DOROT Tech Coach.

Special Group Programs - Westchester

2023 will bring the return of in-person group programming to DOROT Westchester. Check back regularly for announcements of in-person group programs being offered at our Westchester offices and our community partner locations. While activities will range widely, all events will offer fun and interesting opportunities for socializing and enjoying the company of people 60+ who reside in Westchester. 

Intergenerational After School Chess - Westchester (In-Person)

This is an opportunity for older adults and youth to share their love of chess! DOROT’s Intergenerational Chess Program brings high school students together with older adults (60+) to learn from and engage with one another. Become part of this meaningful community service program, which takes place Wednesdays during the academic year at a high school in Westchester.

GENuine Connections

Teens and older adults meet weekly over Zoom in small groups to talk and participate in activities ranging from creative writing, chess, art, current events and so much more, leading to the discovery of new and shared perspectives. Volunteer today and experience the rewards of intergenerational friendship! 

University Without Walls

Intellectual growth and lively discussions are lifelong pleasures, available to seniors across the country from the comfort of home. Older adults need only a phone to join our vibrant community of learning and friendship. Our interactive teleconference programs help participants explore art and culture, discuss the news, gain practical advice on health and find support among peers.

Onsite@Home

DOROT’s Onsite@Home (OR Virtual Zoom Programs) bring vibrant, interactive, and life-enhancing programs right to your home via Zoom. Onsite@Home classes are designed for adults 60+ to create social connection among peers, encourage health and wellness and provide opportunities for dynamic learning and enrichment. Multiple classes are offered daily and participation is free. Join us for one or more!

Legacy Projects

Legacy Projects give elders the opportunity to share their life stories through narrative, art and photography. DOROT connects seniors with volunteers who visit them at home to capture memories, words of wisdom, photos and more in one-on-one oral history-type projects. Each project is unique and presented in a range of formats reflecting individual preferences.