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  • Stitch is a social network for seniors
  • Stitch is a social network for seniors
    Pedro Ribeiro Simões (2007) ©

Stitch is a social network for seniors

The global population is growing older every year, and as more seniors get online, technology is becoming increasingly inclusive. Stitch marries together these factors with a social network for people aged 60 and above, geared towards finding companionship and friendship alike.



  • A screen-less phone for the elderly A screen-less phone for the elderly

    Google designed a car with no steering wheel for the elderly and disabled, and now KISA has designed a phone without a screen or keypad for the same reason. As smartphones become more advanced they also become increasingly tricky to use for older people and those with disabilities. 

  • Article image EasyFamily: safe and simple surfing for seniors

    The presumption that Gen Y and Z are driving social media uptake is past; 63% of over 70s spend 11 to 30 hours a week online. But how do you get people familiar with Facebook family banter, Skyping the grandkids and browsing Picasa albums? Will Family Ribbon be the business to get seniors surfing?

  • Boomers are avoiding old age Boomers are avoiding old age

    Wellness may be a word tied up with Millennial fitness fads or gluten-free diets, but it’s actually Boomers leading the way on the health front. With a higher awareness of personal stats (like cholesterol or BMI) and the danger of nasty habits like smoking, Boomers are healthier than ever.

  • Article image The silent generation speaks up

    What does it feel like to grow old? Professor Philip Tew and Nick Hubble asked over 300 seniors to document their experiences. The findings shed new light on this untapped, misunderstood demographic.