Anastasia Hadjidemetri

Anastasia leads community engagement at Stitch as well as all the Stitch Community volunteering programs. When she's not supporting our community members around the world, she's at home exploring her interests such as growing succulents, reading and photography.

Stitch member Gina publishes article about Stitch in The Parklander Magazine

Spreading the word about Stitch in Florida: Stitch member Gina takes matters into her own hands

Stitch community members are an impressive lot. Some have contacted radio stations to raise awareness about Stitch to thousands of listeners. Others have pinned Stitch flyers to notice boards around their local communities. Others have contacted journalists and editors, managing to get Stitch published in their local newspapers. Like I said, an impressive lot. Gina …

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Finding love after loss: Stitch members Jeff and Leona discover it’s possible after 50

Stitch members Jeff and Leona have both experienced the loss of a loved one. Through Stitch, not only have they developed friendships with members across the world, they have found each other, and are now exploring how they can create a long-term, sustainable relationship, as they live over 1,000 miles apart! Jeff and Leona share …

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Volunteer Spotlight on Aggie, Stitch member in Toronto, Canada

Aggie from Toronto, Ontario: “I didn’t know that by helping others, I would be helping myself the most.”

Aggie from Toronto dedicates hours of her time every week to connecting and entertaining Stitch members in Toronto, Ontario, as well as members in the rest of Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia! She does this because she is one of Stitch’s superstar Community Champion Volunteers. Community Champion Volunteers are Stitch members who volunteer …

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Bill's first get-together in Scotland

Connecting at in-person events as pandemic restrictions ease

As Stitch members start to get vaccinated in the US and UK, we’re seeing an increase in the number of in-person activities suggested on Stitch for our over 50s community. These activities include everything from lunch in Scotland, walking tours in England, trivia nights in Arizona, food truck festivals in Tennessee, and salsa classes in …

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Volunteer Bill from Inverness shares his Stitch journey in this article

Making friends over 50 in Inverness, Scotland … and across the world!

Community Champion Volunteers are Stitch members who volunteer their time to host events that help other members connect and engage with others in the community, especially in areas where the community isn’t active yet. Bill from Scotland is one of our superstar Community Champion Volunteers, dedicating hours of his time every week to connecting, entertaining, …

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Collage of Stitch members and some of their informative and fun activities

We all have a passion, skill or knowledge about a particular topic. Is it time you shared yours?

The Stitch community is incredibly diverse — culturally and geographically, but also in term of our members’ interests, passions and skills. Below are some of our members who are hosting events whereby they’re sharing their skills, passion and knowledge with the community, and making like-minded friends in the process. Read their fascinating stories below! Lily, …

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Volunteer Bill from Colorado shares his Stitch journey in this article

Bill from Colorado: “I found community”

Community Champion Volunteers are members of Stitch who volunteer their time to hosting events that connect and engage our community, especially in areas where we don’t have active Stitch communities as yet. Bill from Colorado is one of our superstar Community Champion Volunteers, dedicating hours of his time every week to connecting, entertaining and educating …

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Collage of Stitch members in Parramatta having fun

Dinners. Dances. Drawing. The Stitch Community in Parramatta and surrounds is getting active!

In 2020 we announced that Parramatta City Council was joining the Stitch party and together we would be working to connect and engage more residents of the Parramatta Local Government Area (LGA)! Several Stitch members volunteered to help by hosting activities right across the 34 suburbs of the LGA. From dinners, bush walks, concerts and …

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Collage of Stitch members who game

Codenames. Canasta. Scattergories: Stitch members take to gaming during pandemic

Right across our global community, enterprising Stitch organizers have taken to hosting games as a way of breaking the ice and making new friends …  and have amassed a loyal following in the process!  From Codenames to Canasta, Liar Liar to Mah Jongg, Stitchers are meeting like-minded members over a casual game, both online and …

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Men-vember: Raising awareness of men’s mental health this November

Welcome to Men-vember!  This November, Stitch will be raising the awareness of mental health throughout our community, in particular men’s mental health. With so many men in our community, we believe this is an important issue to rally behind.  Our community-wide initiative will aim to raise the awareness of the importance of our social connections …

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