This week we would like to highlight an extra special Stitch member (and Stitch Ambassador) Jacquie from Virginia.
Jacquie has been on Stitch for nearly 8 months now, and she has certainly been an influential factor in the way Stitch has developed over these last few months. We are so fortunate to have her onboard and are inspired by her positive attitude and outlook on life!
Jacquie is the host of a local radio show for older adults in Virginia called BlogTalk Radio. While talking to other Boomers, she noticed that they had similar sentiments about aging – they simply didn’t want to. They dreaded growing older, and they saw the world’s perception of them change as they entered their 60s. It’s been said that the Boomers are more active – and they don’t fit into the normal ageist stereotypes. Indeed, Jacquie found this to be true – but she wondered why the aging process had to be looked down upon. She thought, why not embrace it?
Well, Jacquie decided to change her outlook on the transitional stages of her life, and she certainly found happiness. But she really wanted to take other Boomers on the same journey so they could embrace positivity and grow together. Thus, her radio show began.
The focus of Jacquie’s show is to redefine aging while maintaining a positive attitude for a brighter journey ahead by sharing ideas, experiencing new things, and connecting with one another. She encourages her community of listeners to form relationships and companionship.
We are not aging to die, we are aging to live. We all have had a bad experience of some sort unfortunately. Or an experience that wasn’t necessarily beneficial. But regardless of the ills and pains, we should not allow the aging process to slow us down… I want to continue to enjoy life, because for me, that’s what it’s all about. Even though we suffer from different things during the aging process, we shouldn’t stop living. Life is still worth living.
Why Jacquie Stitches
Jacquie just so happened to stumble upon Stitch by mistake while searching online, and we are sure glad she did. After Jacquie’s husband passed away twenty-three years ago, she found it difficult to transition and find her social circle in the community.
I was at a part of my life where social circles changed, and I found that a lot of people I connect with had passed on or things had changed tremendously. For me, I’m such an active person and I like being involved, so I thought Stitch might be a great opportunity. Other online dating sites just were not proficient in keeping their users up to date. And Stitch was different. I love that I can find companionship and connect with other members.
Needless to say, Jacquie has become an active member in the Stitch community and even joined our Stitch Ambassador program. She recently hosted an incredible community event in Virginia where she presented on the topic of loneliness and lifestyle changes. We are truly grateful to have such an incredible member onboard who inspires us each time we talk to her!
You can check out Jacquie’s online radio show here!