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 and lifelong learning.
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.
To help us develop this service on an ongoing basis, your input is invaluable. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wider Horizons partnership projects
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 is a three-part series created in collaboration with WHYY's Caring Community coalition featuring first-person accounts of the daily struggles and joys of family caregiving.
Circle of Care
WHYY’s Wider Horizons service and its Caring Community coalition partnered to create Circle of Care to help both professionals and the public understand the value of the arts in healing and coping with pain and suffering.