Do you remember when you were a kid and had a secret that you really wanted to tell the world but weren’t allowed to?
Do you remember how it felt you were going to burst with excitement?
Well that’s how we’ve been feeling at Tapestry Central over the last few weeks. We’ve been working on something really big, and we just haven’t been ready to announce it until now.
Are you ready?
Well hang in there for a minute because you first need a little bit of background.
Anyone familiar with Tapestry knows that our mission has always been helping address social isolation for seniors and older adults. We’d like to feel we’ve gone a long way towards that with Tapestry, and many of our users have shared wonderful stories with us about how Tapestry has impacted their lives for the good.
The more stories we heard, however, the more we came to realize that Tapestry only addressed part of the problem.
Many of our users told us that they were missing something much more important than connecting to their families. That no matter much they felt loved by their families, it was possible to still feel lonely.
We discovered that many older adults yearn for real, flesh-and-blood companionship. For someone with whom they can share their interests and activities. Because many of them find themselves on their own, either through the loss of a husband or wife they loved for decades, or divorce, or simply because their closest friends moved away when they retired.
For some, companionship was something they were hoping might one day lead to romance.
For others, it only ever meant a friend and nothing more.
But no matter what companionship meant to them, everyone we spoke to made one thing very clear: no product exists today which helps older adults find the companionship they need.
Which is why we’re so excited to be announcing the arrival of our new offering, Stitch.
Stitch helps older adults find the companions they need.
Stitch is open for registrations right now. We’ve opened invitation-only trials in selected locations today, and will be opening up the service to users on a location-by-location basis as our user registrations grow.
Based on the response we’ve received so far, we think Stitch is going to change the lives of many people around the world.
And of course, if you’re interested in Stitch for yourself, please sign up!