On May 16, 2017, The Eisner Foundation awarded the Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence to DOROT. For four decades, DOROT has provided services to seniors in New York City to combat isolation and the associated health consequences. With a name meaning "generations" in Hebrew, DOROT's creative intergenerational programs activate younger generations to ensure that their clients have access to the resources they need to age with dignity, independence, and grace.
The event took place at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Also at the event, Generations United and The Eisner Foundation released survey findings in the new report I Need You, You Need Me: The Young, the Old, and What We Can Achieve Together, which featured DOROT as an exemplary intergenerational organization.
Watch a video on DOROT here.Read the press release
- Marc Freedman
Founder and CEO of Encore.org
- Peter Whitehouse, MD, PhD,
Founder of The Intergenerational Schools
- Jeffrey Katzenberg,
Chairman of the MPTF Foundation
- Lester Strong,
CEO of AARP Experience Corps
- Nancy Henkin,
Founder and Executive Director,
The Intergenerational Center at Temple University