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“DOROT - FAMILY CIRCLE” PROGRAM

WHAT Families of volunteers visit seniors on holidays such as Rosh Hashanah, Chanukah, Tu B’Shevat, and Passover, and bring gifts for seniors provided by the organization DOROT.
WHYTo provide seniors who are living alone with socialization during the holidays and to give children an intergenerational education in family and community values.
WHEREDOROT.
New York, NY, USA.


Program Description


"DOROT's Family Circle program is a premiere source of intergenerational friendship and childhood education in community values. Seniors share their life experiences with the young, while families with children aged 412 enrich the lives of the elderly. Families in this program receive a thorough orientation in visiting etiquette, and before each visit children receive workbooks with conversation and activity suggestions. Each family visits their older friend on Sundays before holidays such as Rosh Hashanah, Chanukah, Tu B'Shevat, and Passover, bringing with them holiday packages and gifts provided by DOROT."

-dorotusa.org

Families are matched up to visit with a senior during the holidays.

The "DOROT Family Circle" Program gives parents with young children an opportunity to build a relationships with a senior. Intergenerational visits also help keep seniors connected to the community.

Families receive a "DOROT Family Circle" orientation and learn all about visiting with a senior etiquette. Children receive workbooks with conversation and activity suggestions they can engage in with seniors.

The "DOROT" organization aims to help elderly by alleviating social isolation and provide senior services to encourage independent living. DOROT serves the Jewish and wider community through intergenerational activities.
source:dorotusa.org

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