Harvard’s 85-Year Study Unveils Secrets to a Happy Life
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by Aaron Green
3w ago
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 key findings from one of the studies we think is the most interesting in this area.  It’s called the Harvard Study of Adult Development and has been running for an incredible 85 years! It’s a treasure trove of insights into living a life filled with happiness, well-being, health, and lon ..read more
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Celebrate the World with Stitch: Your Passport to Local Festivities
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by Aaron Green
5M ago
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 explore, likely, right in your very own local community.  In this blog, we’ll show you how to infuse these events into your own local Stitch activities—making local activities more vibrant and enjoyable for all! Oktoberfest: Raise a Toast to the Local Stitch Community! Photo by kazuend on Unsplash Okto ..read more
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From Strangers to Best Friends: The Incredible Story of Gail and Asuncion’s Travel Journey
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by Aaron Green
8M ago
Embarking on a journey to far-flung lands is undoubtedly thrilling, but adding a travel companion to the mix takes the adventure to a whole new level.  Picture striding through bustling streets, sampling exotic street food, and laughing till your stomach hurts, all while sharing these incredible moments with someone who’s just as giddy as you are. The benefit of having a travel companion by your side not only doubles the fun but also amplifies the richness of your travel experience.  Whether it’s a new friend, a significant other, or even a newfound comrade you met on the road, their ..read more
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Navigating the Dating Game After 50: Consider companionship
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by Aaron Green
10M ago
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 seeking companionship as a first step towards a deeper relationship instead. It can be exhausting constantly judging potential partners and experiencing the ups and downs of dating. However, it’s important to remember that dating doesn’t necessarily have to be your first step. Companionship is a type of relationship where two people enjoy ..read more
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Galapagos, Italy, and Japan: Stitch Trips now launched!
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by Andrew Dowling
11M ago
The wonders of nature in the Galapagos Islands. The canals of Venice to the cobblestones of Rome. And an awe-inspiring gastronomic adventure experiencing the unique culture of Japan with fellow Stitch members.  With one trip in the Americas, one in Europe, and one in Asia, the first three Stitch trips are now officially launched! If you’ve been following things on Stitch over the past few weeks, you’ll know that we’ve been very excited about our new initiative to introduce travel to the Stitch Community, with the help of our new travel partener, Club Adventures.  We started wi ..read more
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Introducing Stitch Travel: come to Japan and be part of history!
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by Andrew Dowling
11M ago
I can’t remember the last time I felt this excited. If you’ve come to one of the regular community updates I run each month for the Stitch Community, you’ll know how much I love spending time with Stitch members. I always come away from our Welcome events with a massive smile on my face, and a renewed sense of how amazing people are when they’re given a chance to belong, do something meaningful, and be accepted for who they are. So you can imagine how much I’ve enjoyed it when I got the chance to meet members from all over the world in person, rather than just over a computer screen.  B ..read more
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It’s never too late: Learn new talents with Stitch
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by Aaron Green
1y ago
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 for young people. Learning for older adults is hardly ever discussed. But we think it should be!  Research shows that learning at an older age is not only beneficial, but it can also be essential to maintaining good physical and mental health. Learning new skills keeps our minds sharp, helps us stay connected to the world around us, and can even reduce the ris ..read more
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Why staying socially active in retirement is vital
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by Aaron Green
1y ago
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, physical and cognitive health. Staying socially active in retirement is vital. When we are younger, we may dream of an idyllic retirement, surrounded by white sand beaches, palms swaying, and an abundance of activities to share with friends and family. The reality can often be different. Even if you are lucky enough to live out your retir ..read more
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6 Ways To Stay Fit And Active As We Get Older 
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by Anastasia Hadjidemetri
1y ago
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.  In this blog post, we explore six ways to stay fit and active, to give us the best chance of leading a long and healthy life.  Prioritize strength training Regardless of who we are, where we live, or what we eat, we all lose muscle mass and strength as we age through a process called sarcopenia. Unfair, we know.  ..read more
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Six things to consider before retiring & what to do once you do
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by Anastasia Hadjidemetri
1y ago
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 it’s an easy decision for some, deciding when and whether to retire can be a daunting decision for others, so we’ve written this article as a general guide to help you get started. This article is separated into three parts and explores: The six things to consider before retiring What to do in retirement to help you lead a fulfilling l ..read more
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