Make It Last: Social Services Agency Hosts Event Celebrating 40 Years of Community Service and Marriage

Share Article

What does it take for a relationship to last 40 years or more? Find out at DOROT on March 29th

Find out what it takes for a relationship to last 40 years or more

Speaking as a bookkeeper, marriage can be like a balance sheet, you need to put the pluses and minuses in the right columns, balance them out, and keep the marriage going. Work on coming out ahead, stick with it, and be happy.

DOROT, a social services agency based in New York, is hosting Make It Last. At the event, a professional matchmaker will moderate a panel of three older adult couples who will discuss how they made their relationships last for more than 40 years.

Older adults' words of wisdom deserve to be heard, and their insights can often provide valuable lessons for couples who are just starting out. This event represents a unique opportunity to hear the perspectives of older adults on topics that are important to millennials…like online dating. DOROT brings people of all ages in the community together for many events including Holiday Package Deliveries, intergenerational volunteer opportunities, and events like this on topics of interest across the generations.

The couples highlighted at the event come from a diverse set of backgrounds, and all identified different elements that helped them in their relationships. For example, Rita Kaye, one of the speakers at the event, recognized the value of critical reflection on a positive marriage: “Speaking as a bookkeeper, marriage can be like a balance sheet, you need to put the pluses and minuses in the right columns, balance them out, and keep the marriage going. Work on coming out ahead, stick with it, and be happy.”

The event will be held at DOROT on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Registration is $18, with proceeds going towards DOROT’s programs for homebound and isolated older adults.

DOROT has been serving New York’s elderly since the organization’s founding in 1976. DOROT’s mission is to alleviate social isolation among the elderly by creating programs that bring the generations together and help older adults live independently as valued members of the community.

To learn more about the event and to register, please visit DOROT’s website. Any questions about the event should be directed to Lindsay Smith, Development Officer, at: (917) 441-3742.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Eric Solomon
DOROT
+1 (917) 441-3749
Email >
Follow us on
Visit website