DOROT Volunteers Deliver Winter Cheer to Isolated Seniors

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DOROT is thankful to our volunteers that served almost 500 seniors in Manhattan and Westchester during our Winter Package Delivery.

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DOROT volunteers, Jerry and Daniel

No one should feel alone. Seniors should feel part of their community.

DOROT volunteers like Jerry and Daniel participate in DOROT’s annual Winter Package Delivery to ease the isolation of seniors in the community. These volunteers arrived, with hundreds of others, at DOROT’s headquarters to pick up a package filled with seasonal foods and hats and gloves, and set out to visit homebound seniors. Volunteers brightened the day for some 500 seniors in Manhattan and Westchester.

Jerry, a longtime volunteer said, “DOROT filled the slot when my mother died. She lived in a home for the aged, and it made her so happy to have visitors. It made me see how much it mattered. No one should feel alone. Seniors should feel part of their community.”

DOROT’s Holiday Package Deliveries program, now in its 37th year, brings hundreds of volunteers to the homes of frail older adults to help dispel their loneliness. DOROT alleviates social isolation among the elderly and provides services to help them live independently as valued members of the community. We serve the Jewish and wider community, bringing the generations together in a mutually beneficial partnership of elders, volunteers and professionals.

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