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About Wider Horizons

Wider Horizons connects members with each other and with the resources they need to remain active and independent.

• We provide lots of chances for our members to meet and help each other out, to bind together and support each other. 

Together we learn and have fun, explore and discover. We have classes, happy hours, museum outings and conversation groups that delve deep into meaty issues.

• We strengthen our village bonds when we ask for help and receive help. Whether we volunteer our assistance or ask for a helping hand, we benefit from the connection and in most cases make a new friend too.

• We help overcome isolation and the stigma of asking for help. We make possible joys of life that may have diminished over time.


• Our member-based nonprofit has a tiny staff and an office that functions as its hub but not its heart. The heart lies in the members who are building the community they want to live in.

Who joins Wider Horizons?

We find four overlapping types of people in our membership:

1. The Knowers: They know what aging entails, and believe that Wider Horizons will provide an important community as the years go by. 

2. The Belongers:
They appreciate belonging to a community such as Wider Horizons, where people come together to support each other and themselves.

3. The Doers:
Activists who embrace new approaches to social issues. They see Wider Horizons as a fresh, new, sustainable concept for building the community they would enjoy.

4. The Planners: 
They want to help build the Wider Horizons community into a solid organization that will sustain them for years to come.

Our neighborhood covers six zip codes: 98101, 98102, 98104, 98112, 98122, and 98144.

Wider Horizons serves people living in these neighborhoods and others: Capitol Hill, the Central District, Eastlake, First Hill, the International District, Madison Park, Madrona, Leschi, Montlake, Mt. Baker, Pike/Pine, and Yesler.

What A Village can mean to you

A Social Network, offering you the opportunity to tailor your own activities you can pursue with friends and acquaintances who like to do what you like to do.

• A
ccess to timely information and interesting conversations.

• Volunteering opportunities in a structure where you can find meaning and purpose on your own terms and in your own neighborhood.

• Quality information and services when you need them.

• A plan for a future time when you may need more assistance.

• More peace of mind for your loved ones since they know your village will support you.

• A comprehensive approach to aging in place. Even if you don’t think it’s for you at this time, you may want to support it for the ways it benefits our community.

It takes time to build the necessary resources for aging. Becoming a member of a village early, even before retiring, can reap long-term benefits.
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