Tenant Rights on Agenda for Upcoming Life Planning Workshop at DOROT


On Wednesday, December 5, join DOROT for “The Roof Over Our Heads,” a Life Planning Workshop offered free of charge in partnership with the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG), focusing on Housing and Tenant’s Rights. Through an informational presentation and one-on-one appointments, this event promises to cover your rights as a tenant and detail how you can protect yourself from a landlord that is causing you difficulty.  Topics to be covered include:

The event consists of two sessions. From 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM, NYLAG staff attorney Melissa Molfetas will lead a presentation followed by Q&A.  In the afternoon, two Tina Janssen-Spinosa, NYLAG staff attorney and Program Coordinator for Total Life Choices and Julia Greenberg, the coordinating attorney for the Health Law Practice in NYLAG’s Public Benefits Unit, will be available to meet privately from 1:00 – 5:00 pm for one-on-one consultations on a range of topics related to life planning options and various government benefits available to older adults. DOROT’s team of social workers will also be on hand to discuss and help prepare advance medical documents including health care proxies and living wills.

“We are pleased to partner once again with the attorneys at NYLAG to provide our community with legal expertise and life planning guidance free of charge,” says Wendy Handler, Director of DOROT’s Lasting Impressions program. “These Life Planning Workshops support our mission of improving the lives of older adults while giving them the tools to live independently.”

Registration is a must for both morning and afternoon sessions!  To register, contact

Wendy Handler at whandler@dorotusa.org or 917-441-3724.

About DOROT:
DOROT is a social service agency dedicated to alleviating social isolation among older adults by providing services to help them live independently as valued members of the community. For more than four decades, DOROT has been an innovative leader in the fields of aging services and volunteerism. Recently, DOROT received the 2017 Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence which recognized DOROT as a pioneer in uniting the generations and making communities better places to live.

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