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WHYY's Wider Horizons is an information and entertainment service for everyone looking forward to or living the second half of life — baby boomers planning a new career or retirement, active retirees, children of aging parents, the homebound, and everyone interested in living a satisfying life enhanced by intellectual stimulation, lifelong learning and a continuing connection to the things and places they love.


Those of you with good memories and a long association with WHYY may know that WHYY's call letters are an acronym for "Wider Horizons for You and Yours." The name goes back to our founding in 1952, and it adorned trucks roaming the community in those first years of operation. Since then, that piece of trivia has lain dormant. Now, it comes to life as an innovative new service responding to the needs and interests of people looking at the second half of life.


Wider Horizons develops content in partnership with community institutions across the Greater Philadelphia region:


    Coming of Age

    Coming of Age
    is a collaboration of WHYY Wider Horizons, the Temple University Center for Intergenerational Learning, AARP-PA and the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania.


    Circle of Love

    Circle of Love
    and Circle of Care are two major television projects created in collaboration with WHYY's Caring Community coalition of more than 100
                                       organizations.

To help us develop this service on an ongoing basis, your input is invaluable. Please take a moment to fill out the survey. Also, please feel free to contact Willo Carey, Executive Director, WHYY Wider Horizons, 150 North Sixth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 or e-mail widerhorizons@whyy.org.


Wider Horizons was also featured in Applause Magazine's Connections