Seattle is high on activism and not so much on being neighborly. As a plugged in and global society it’s easy to overlook the people where we physically live. Not to say that we are consciously overlooking them, it’s that our attention is often elsewhere.
An elderly neighbor of mine was hobbling around on a fractured hip for a month before she asked for help; clearly it was not easy for her to ask. Had we paid better attention perhaps we could have helped earlier.
Be proximal, be neighborly.