Your Next Theme Is … Making Birthdays Special
In 2016, DOROT is celebrating 40 years of alleviating social isolation among older adults. DOROT’s programs help seniors stay engaged in the community through weekly meal deliveries, volunteer home visits, travel assistance to medical appointments, and classes and support groups.
DOROT’s greeting-card project brings joy and celebration to isolated seniors. Each month, DOROT mails over 250 birthday cards designed and created by volunteers. Often, this card is the only recognition a senior receives. Recipients frequently share how much the cards have brightened their lives. Here’s just one example:
“Many thanks to the volunteer who created my birthday card!!! I’m currently ‘out of commission’ with a nasty cold so I can’t celebrate. This card (the only one I’ve received) is a fabulous reminder that my birthday is something special!!!”
For tips and guidelines about creating the perfect birthday card for an isolated older adult, please check out our website at www.dorotusa. org/makeacard.