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Great people, great city: the Stitch Chicago Fall Festival

In late October the Stitch Community officially launched in Chicago with the inaugural “Stitch Chicago Fall Festival”, supported by SilverSneakers. I was lucky enough to attend, and was privileged to meet some incredible members. Read on to find out what the week was all about.…

ByByAndrew DowlingNov 24, 20191

The inspiring story of Debbie & Chris

All around the world, incredible Stitchers are doing great things for the members of their communities. We call these members our Stitch “Ambassadors”, and two of the most amazing ambassadors we have are Debbie & Chris from Chandler, Arizona. We’d like to share their story…

ByByAnastasia HadjidemetriAug 13, 20192

Stitch is coming to Chicago!

Why hello there, Windy City If you live in or near Chicago, we’ve got good news for you. The title of this article is a dead giveaway, of course: but yes, Stitch is coming to Chicago! This post is intended to give our members in…

ByByAndrew DowlingAug 12, 20195

Fitness, Food, and Friends at MIT AgeLab

I was recently given the honor of being invited to speak on a panel at the MIT AgeLab in Boston. The theme of the symposium was “Fitness, Food, and Friends”, focusing on the three biggest factors influencing whether we enjoy happy, healthy, and fulfilled lives…

ByByAndrew DowlingAug 12, 20190

Phoenix, it’s your time to shine

Hello, Phoenix! This article is a bit different from most posts on the Stitch blog. Rather than being a general article written for the whole community, this one is specifically for all the new Stitch members who have joined recently in the Phoenix area. If…

ByByAndrew DowlingApr 24, 20193

Standing out at Stitch events

Finding your fellow Stitchers at an event can sometimes be difficult, especially if you’re meeting other members for the very first time and don’t know what they look like. So we decided to ask some of our community members what they do to stand out…

ByByAnastasia HadjidemetriApr 15, 20190

Guest Post: What a day, what a scrummylicious day!

Sydney based Community Champion Richard wrote the following post about his experience as the organizer of the 🥗 Inaugural Sydney Stitchers Multicultural Yummalicious ‘Share Plate’ Picnic 🍾, a highly successful and fun Stitch event held on March 24th 2019. WHAT A DAY, WHAT A SCRUMMYLICIOUS DAY!…

ByByAnastasia HadjidemetriMar 31, 20191

Thank you for an amazing 2018!

With 2018 coming to a close, now seems the perfect time to take a moment to reflect on what we accomplished this year, and to give thanks to those who supported and helped us achieve our goals in 2018. Our wonderful Stitch members First and…

ByByAndrew DowlingDec 20, 20182

Guest post: Inner West Brunch Bunch 2018 Wrap-up

One of the best ways to get to know other members of the Stitch community is by creating and attending events. Sydney based Community Champion, Linda, wrote the following post about her own experiences as the organizer of the Inner West Brunch Bunch, a monthly…

ByByAnastasia HadjidemetriDec 18, 20180

You don’t have to be lonely this festive season

For most people, the holiday season is a time for festivities and merriment. It’s a time for carolling around the Christmas tree and indulging in eggnog. A time for catching up with loved ones, showering them with gifts and feasting on a grand turkey dinner…

ByByAnastasia HadjidemetriDec 17, 20188

Positive lifestyle choices, not pills, to potentially ward off Alzheimer’s disease

Positive lifestyle choices are increasingly showing to have beneficial effects on our brain health, to the extent we can now help reduce types of dementia such as the most common, Alzheimer’s disease. In 2016, the University of California, Los Angeles released results from a four…

ByByAnastasia HadjidemetriDec 10, 20180

Around the world in 80 Stitches

Talk about a crazy trip. Phileas Fogg’s journey around the world took eighty days to complete. I had to do mine in ten! It began with a business meeting scheduled in Phoenix, Arizona, followed by the 2018 Great Stitch Get-Together in Saratoga Springs, New York.…

ByByAndrew DowlingOct 23, 20187

The men in your life could be experiencing this … and you probably don’t know it

Smallpox. Cholera. The plague. Infectious diseases as the above automatically spring to mind when we think of epidemics. What doesn’t automatically spring to mind is loneliness. Or social isolation. However that is exactly how loneliness and social isolation is being heralded – as a 21st…

ByByAnastasia HadjidemetriOct 17, 20182

Have you ever felt harassed on online dating sites? If so, you’re not alone.

When dedicated social media accounts are set up to expose the lewd and inappropriate comments and behaviour of men on online dating forums, you know we have a problem. An increasing number of women are coming forward to expose the lewd and inappropriate comments and…

Is it possible to think yourself younger?

The year is 1981, and two groups of men in their 70s and 80s are taken to an old monastery in New Hampshire. The monastery, they discovered, was decorated as if it were 1959, 22 years in the past. Everything from the furniture and carpet…

ByByAnastasia HadjidemetriSep 18, 20180

Why does this island have so many centenarians?

In developed nations, women live on average 6-7 years longer than men. This is true in all locations except for one – Sardinia, a remote and mountainous Italian island in the Mediterranean. It is here where longevity is prevalent among women and men. It is…

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