In Seniorly CareTalks, Stitch CoFounder Marcie Rogo discusses elder isolation and the way that digital technology is transforming their lives for the better.
For many older adults, online dating sites are too marriage-focused for their particular needs. They desire the types of connections that provide companionship for those later years. And that’s where Stitch comes in. Whether you’re looking for a friend with shared interests, a romantic connection, a travel partner, or a companion for those later years, Stitch provides a safe space for adults over 50 to connect and talk with one another. It's a vibrant online community where older adults can meet and connect with people who are looking for the same things. Stitch even makes it possible for users of similar interests to get together for group activities or events in their local community.
With over half of U.S. adults over the age of 65 now being savvy online, programs like Stitch offer a way to bridge the gap of distance and help alleviate some of the social isolation associated with aging independently. It's even available on iOS and Android for those super tech-savvy seniors. Whatever your reason for joining may be, these meaningful social connections can help elders live longer, stay healthier, and be less dependent on family caregivers and other relatives for emotional support.
If you are concerned about isolation for either yourself or a loved one, Seniorly can help you discover local senior centers and communities that offer tons of activities for older adults. Whether you're interested in the arts, lifelong learning, games, or social hours where you can meet new friends, senior living communities may offer something for you. Give us a call at (415) 570-4370 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We look forward to working with you!