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lauramh

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Review for DOROT, Inc., New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I'm a Friendly Visitor with Dorot, and it's my favorite part of the week. I get to sit and talk with a retired English professor who knows so much! We read Shakespeare, discuss Broadway shows, and talk about our day-to-days. It's such a special program. I'm helping him, but he's helping me, too. It's a chance for me to slow down and reflect on life. And life in New York City can get pretty manic! Dorot also has a unique program called University Without Walls, where homebound older adults can come together for academic courses and discussions via phone. I helped my grandfather sign up. He's thrilled! Hopefully it'll make the long Pennsylvania winter a little brighter. And that's Dorot's mission. It makes lives a little brighter.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My own family. My 93-year-old grandfather in Pennsylvania just signed up for a course through DOROT's University Without Walls. He can't wait to get started and connect with other DOROT members in NYC and elsewhere.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Getting to know my friend. He's so very wise, and we have great discussions!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

All extremely professional and helpful. Their hearts are in the right place.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Reach even more older adults to make their lives brighter. And you know what? The volunteers of all ages benefit from DOROT. If we all could take a step back in our lives, and talk to people of different generations, we'd all live richer lives.

Ways to make it better...

Honestly it's been perfect.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Volunteer & Friendly Visiting.