Wider Horizons is a community of people who enjoy the benefits of interdependence, realizing the independence of staying in our own homes as long as possible.
Our members enjoy a harmonious blend of health and in-home services, shared social and cultural activities, and community engagement. Activities are designed to foster belonging, security, and contribution.
Our members meet for education, fitness, culture, and fun. We get together over food, music, and challenging discussion topics.
Not all life’s challenges are big. Little things often cause us to question our ability to continue living independently. Do you need help with small repairs, errands, or getting to doctor appointments? A Wider Horizons member could help. We are a member-driven, volunteer organization.
Have you retired or moved to Seattle recently? Are you baffled at how to meet someone in addition to family or other than dog-walkers or grocery clerks? Are you hungry for meaningful conversations? One or more Wider Horizons members would love to invite you to a dinner or other social event. The scale can be small and intimate, or a larger group learning something new.
Most of us live in Seattle (from South Seattle to Montlake) but we are open to anyone who wants to consider joining. We live in houseboats, condos, apartments, and our own single or multi-family houses, large or small. Shared community and shared kindness have multiple addresses.
Membership dues are $600 per year for an individual and $900 for a household. Those with financial need can receive support for their membership.
We also provide services, especially by phone and email, to non-members throughout King County. Our “out-of-area” members pay maximum dues 50% of the regular $600 dues per person. They are entitled to all Village activities, may vote to elect Board members, but are not guaranteed most services. They receive assistance by phone and email from our Director. In addition to our 89 members (as of September, 2020) we have about 150 prospective members who have expressed an interest but are not ready to join. We invite them to most of our events and treat those who are very interested as though they are already members