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Why Jacquie Joined Stitch

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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!

About Jacquie

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.

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Jacquie and friend at her presentation event in Virginia

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!

16 Comments

  1. Glen

    I am a newbee to the site and was wondering if there was a way to correspond with other single Stitchers so I would feel more comfortable at the Brown Bag Lunch event?? Thank You!!

    Glen

    1. Marcie Rogo

      Hi Glen,
      Absolutely! If you sign up for Stitch, you can go to our “Events and Activities” section and look up the Brown Bag Lunch. There, you can click “I’m interested” and see who else is interested in the event. There is also a comments section so that everyone can coordinate and chat before getting together. Here is the link to the activity page: https://www.stitch.net/app/#/events/125

      Please let me know if I can help further, and thank you for asking a great question.
      Marcie

      1. Glen

        Marcie!! Nice to meet you..Question?? It tells me that I need to be verfied but I don’t have a computer so I can’t use a webcam..its telling me I can’t participate in group events..same results with Skype!! Can you help me??

        1. Marcie Rogo

          Hi Glen,
          There are a couple of options to get verified. I’ll email you directly and we can get you all fixed up 🙂

          Best,
          Marcie

          1. Glen

            Ty! Marcie I would appreciate that, I’ve tried these other so-called sites and was pleasantly surprised to get an email about your site. You seem genuinely refreshing!!

            Glen

    2. Jacquie "aka: Free"

      Hi Glen
      My name is Jacquie and I am hosting the event! I am looking forward to seeing you there.

      Best,

    3. Siva

      Myself thought joining Stitch as a forum for cool friendships with likeminded persons of my age.

  2. Carol

    Please tell me if you are available and active in Calgary, Alberta and what kinds of activities are you involved with for seniors.

    Many thanks.
    Carol

    1. Jacquie

      Hello Carol,
      I am not in Calgary, Alberta. I am a Stitch Ambassador in the Virginia area. I am the host [aka: Free] for an online radio show for seniors, entitled My Soul: ReDefining Aging & Lifestyles on BlogTalk Radio. Please feel free to listen (archives) to prior season shows. Thank you and I wish you all the best!

  3. Donna

    Hi Im Donna. Im single (as in never married), and 55, and while America deems me a senior citizen I must say I dont look, act or feel anything like I though I would at this age. As a matter of fact I am more active and vibrant today than i was 20 years ago! I said all that to ask this; Where does a middle age young at heart woman with a lot of life to explore like myself fit into your group if at all?

    1. Andrew Dowling

      Hi Donna,

      We built Stitch very much with people like you in mind … very few people we know over 50 feel they are as “senior” as the rest of society seems to think! Most of our members have many things they want to do with their lives and are just missing other people to do them with, so the idea with Stitch is to help you find those people. It’s still early days for us as we build the Stitch community but I hope you join up to give it a try and let us know your feedback!

      Thanks,
      Andrew.

  4. Marilyn

    New to Stitch…live in suburban Philadelphia,PA area..Chester County….considering full membership..delighted with the previews permitted as I make a decision…Looking forward to exploring the site further…Seems ideal for finding like-minded individuals and for filling voids in daily outreach…

    1. Marcie Rogo

      Thank you, Marilyn! We really hope to have you as a part of our community.

    2. Jacquie

      Welcome Marilyn,

      I believe you will enjoy the comradery of the Stitch community.

  5. Eugenia Akuete

    Hi Andrew:
    I joined the community but have not been able to do the verification because of IT challenges.. What are my options. Is there any other way of verification?
    Please let me know.
    Best
    Eugenia

    1. Andrew Dowling

      Hi Eugenia,

      Yes we do offer other options … please take a look at our tutorial video on getting verified which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7EnTTMIN_A

      and contact Stitch support if you have any other questions.

      Regards,
      Andrew.

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