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Stitch wins United Nations Award for Impact on Healthy Aging

It gives me an enormous amount of pleasure to announce that the United Nations ITU and the Global Coalition on Aging awarded the 2024 WSIS Healthy Aging Innovation Prize to Stitch in Geneva last week.The United Nations!We have had plenty of things to celebrate over the years…

ByByAndrew DowlingJun 6, 202425

Celebrate Stitch’s 10 Year Anniversary With Us! #worldcommunityweek

That’s right, it’s been ten years since we first started Stitch! Can you believe it?Stitch — or at least the idea that would eventually become Stitch — was officially launched on March 11, 2014, when I wrote a blog article about dating and relationships for…

ByByAndrew DowlingMay 2, 20247

Harvard’s 85-Year Study Unveils Secrets to a Happy Life

The world’s biggest institutions are starting to get behind the idea that social isolation and loneliness seriously affect health and well-being.  The World Health Organization has recently made loneliness a global health priority! In light of this announcement, it’s a great time to share some…

ByByAaron GreenFeb 3, 20241

Celebrate the World with Stitch: Your Passport to Local Festivities

Welcome to a world of festive delight! At this stage of life, we’ve earned the right to have some fun and embrace the rich tapestry of international cultural celebrations. From Oktoberfest to Diwali, Hanukkah to Thanksgiving, there’s a world of festivities waiting for you to…

ByByAaron GreenSep 28, 20230

Older adults are finding joy with Stitch, the social community for anyone over 50

Richard was burnt out and lonely Richard Harris, a customer service manager from San Jose, had just turned 55. After working hard for many years, he had always thought that when he reached this age he would be happy and fulfilled, and could start to…

ByByAndrew DowlingSep 11, 202312

Dating after 50? Consider companionship

Are you over 50 and unsure about returning to the dating game? Whether you find yourself alone for various reasons or are simply looking for a new chapter in your life, the thought of finding a partner and starting to date again can be daunting. Consider…

ByByAaron GreenMay 15, 202313

It’s never too late: Learn new talents with Stitch

As we age, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that our learning days are behind us. After all, if you read all the articles in the news about the state of education today, you could be forgiven for thinking learning is just…

ByByAaron GreenMar 22, 20232

Celebrating a record-breaking event: An interview with Stitch Community Champion Richard from Sydney

Stitch continues to reach exciting new milestones daily, yet some of these milestones stand out from the rest. One of the most significant aspects of the Stitch community is that all events and activities seen on Stitch are member-driven. For every event you see on…

ByByAaron GreenFeb 21, 20230

Why staying socially active in retirement is vital

We’ve all heard the phrase “use it or lose it.” It’s something that rings true throughout our lives. This phrase, however, has added significance when we reach retirement age. How we spend the sudden abundance of free time has a powerful impact on our mental,…

ByByAaron GreenFeb 2, 20230

How to organize and host inviting Stitch Events: Three super organizers share their tips

The Stitch Community would be nothing if not for the members who consistently post events and activities that connect our members. So who better to give advice about organizing and hosting successful events than our super organizers who consistently receive excellent feedback about their events?…

6 Ways To Stay Fit And Active As We Get Older 

Along with being socially active, it’s important we stay physically active as we get older, to ensure we give ourselves the best chance of preventing both physical and mental illnesses. Plus, being active will allow us to lead independent lives for as long as possible. …

ByByAnastasia HadjidemetriOct 26, 20220

Six things to consider before retiring & what to do once you do

Today’s 65-year-olds are expected to live to an average age of 88 years for women and 85 years for men. We’re spending more time in retirement than previous generations and therefore need more funds to support ourselves and the lifestyles we wish to lead. While…

Ten ways to improve our mental health as we get older

Looking after our mental health as we age is crucial if we want to maintain our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Without it, it becomes difficult to handle stress and anxiety, relate to others, and live fulfilling lives. This blog post explores ten ways to…

ByByAnastasia HadjidemetriJul 19, 20222

Stitch Member Spotlight: Marcia from Dallas

This month’s Stitch Member Spotlight features Stitch member Marcia from Dallas, who shares her inspiring journey of battling chronic pain and how forming social connections has positively contributed to her healing. While Marcia’s journey is unique, we believe her story is universally applicable, especially about how our social circles…

ByByAnastasia HadjidemetriJun 30, 20220

Dyane from Fort Collins, Colorado: “I have genuine and trusted Stitch friends all over the world.”

Stitch member Dyane from Fort Collins, Colorado, is one of our superstar Community Champions, dedicating hours of her time to connecting and entertaining our worldwide community through her virtual activities. If you haven’t already, be sure to join Dyane’s Stitch Group For the Love of…

ByByAnastasia HadjidemetriMay 19, 20220

VOTE for your favorite Stitch slogans

To celebrate the launch of the official Stitch Store, we recently asked all Full Stitch members to share their ideas for a witty or meaningful slogan for our new t-shirts. Thank you to all Stitch members who submitted their ideas! It’s now over to the…

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