meet ethel, barbara, lillian

Ethel is a retired guidance counselor in her 90s. She hardly touched her smartphone for two years until her Tech Coach, Barbara, taught her how to use it.

Lillian, 88, a retired social worker who loves a good conversation, meets with her Friendly Visitor, Elyse, every week, to walk the neighborhood and share life stories.

Rhoda, 87, and her Response Team volunteer, Emily, work together to keep her files organized, tidy up her collection of papers and read selected letters out loud, reliving special moments in Rhoda’s life.

What do Barbara, Elyse and Emily all have in common? They are all dedicated volunteers with DOROT, a non-profit that has been connecting older adults with a diverse range of programs and services for more than three decades.

Would you or someone you know enjoy meeting with a DOROT volunteer for Tech Coaching, Friendly Visiting, or to be available for activities or personal projects? DOROT Westchester invites adults ages 60 and older to participate in or volunteer for their unique programs, which match older adults and volunteers of all ages for one-to-one social connection.

DOROT’s programs are free and home-based. To learn more or to get involved, call DOROT Westchester at 914-485-8354 or email

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