DOROT’s programs in Westchester provide seniors with friendly visiting, intergenerational connections, holiday celebrations, and educational classes, all making a difference in the lives of older adults. DOROT alleviates social isolation among older adults and provides services to help them live independently as valued members of the community.
Recently, more than 50 people joined a DOROT Westchester program with Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch, lovingly called by participants as “the Tao experience.” At 100 years old, Tao, founder of the Westchester Yoga Institute, is the oldest living yoga teacher according to the Guinness World Records.
Participants were inspired by stories from her life, including her journey across multiple continents as a partisan WWII resistance fighter, an actress, model, producer, and entrepreneur. Her life story was just as remarkable as the pretzel-like contortions and advanced yoga poses she effortlessly demonstrated.
Emily Cohen, chair of DOROT’s Westchester committee, attended the event and shared, “I still recall the calm feeling from the event and reflect on her words of encouragement to be positive, open, and present.” The DOROT Westchester Committee was thrilled to bring so many participants together and hopes for ongoing connections beyond the yoga mat.
DOROT Westchester continues the focus on healthy living April 10th at their annual Spring Luncheon. The event takes place at Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester and features a special guest, NBC’s Today show nutritionist and health expert Joy L. Bauer, MS, RD, CDN. Joy will share tips for elevating your health and curing whatever ails you! All guests will receive a signed copy of her most recent cookbook.
To purchase tickets call Eliana Sugarman at 917-441-3720 or visit Dorotusa.org.
DOROT programs include both ongoing and occasional opportunities for volunteers of all ages, providing companionship and lifelong connections across generations. Join their intergenerational community today. Learn more by calling 914-573-8906.