5 Ways to Build Your Business Passions Using Your Strengths For Older Americans Month

Aging in Place May 10, 2021

Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads the US in observance of Older Americans Month. This year "Communities of Strength" is the 2021 theme.

GetSetUp wants to highlight what the GetSetUp community has been doing to show their strength through creating, learning, enhancing, and offering their skills and talents to their community through small businesses, start ups, and community services. Many of our older adults have really used the power of connection and engagement in the GetSetUp community to go out and fortify their own communities.

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This month we will be highlighting stories of members of the community using their strengths to start new careers, pivot their careers, start a business, or add clients to an existing business. We plan to show how the power of strong communities are essential throughout life for healthier and happier lives!

5 Tips To Highlight Your Passions in Business

  1. Identify your personal strengths and/or passions
  2. Align your strengths with a need or problem you can solve
  3. Create a clear solution or process to meet the needs of others
  4. Share your solution with those who have the specific problem
  5. Deliver results to those facing the problem you have solved

Building Your Passion Using Your Strengths!

For many older adults as they reach 50 and beyond they start to think about a career pivot, pursuing a dream, or starting their own business. These adventures give them opportunities to follow their passions, create their own schedule, and oftentimes do more meaningful or more fulfilling work.

That’s why GetSetUp has two great series to help you get started. If you are starting from the ground up and just searching for ideas and insights at this point start with How to Start A Business. This will help you to get some amazing brainstorming ideas going.

How to Start a Business

Curious about starting your own business but not sure where to begin? These classes will provide you the foundation to get the ball rolling. From mindset to hard skills, you'll get the chance to learn (and practice!) it all.

How to Start a Business

Promote Your Business Strengths

Got your ideas together? Ready to take the next step? Start to build your business with simple entrepreneurial tools. From starting your own website or learning how to effectively sell online, this series puts you together with other like minded entrepreneurs to share your ideas and trade tips.

The Entrepreneurial Spirit

Hearing the Entrepreneurial calling? Join these classes to learn about what it takes to be an Entrepreneur. From mindset to skills, these will help you prepare for the journey!

The Entrepreneurial Spirit

Strengthen Your Community With Wisdom

Use your years of knowledge to update your technology skills and apply for a position in your local community. The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a community service and work-based job training program for older Americans that is authorized by the Older Americans Act. It highlights key technology skills that many older adults can benefit from learning on GetSetUp. These include how to effectively use Microsoft or Google Tools, financial planning tools, goal setting, and other technology related skills. Being able to effectively navigate and use these tools help to assure an ease of integration into the ever more digital workforce.

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a community service and work-based job training program for older Americans. Authorized by the Older Americans Act, the program provides training for low-income, unemployed seniors. Participants also have access to employment assistance through American Job Centers.

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Strengthen Your Mind With A Positive Community

Not only is it Older American’s Month but it is also Mental Health Awareness month. While mental health is essential to maintain all year round it's great to take a month to focus in and check in on your mental health. Having a clear head and feeling good mentally means you can go out there and share your strengths through our work in the community.  Enjoy a series focused on mental health to give your mind the care and attention it needs to thrive!

Our Minds Matter...Embrace Mental Health Awareness Month!

May is Mental Health Awareness month. More than ever, it's important to take care of our minds in the same way we take care of our bodies. These classes are designed to give your mind the attention and care it needs.

Mental Health Awareness Month

Celebrate Older American’s Month with a focus on your mental health and highlighting the strengths you bring to your community. Join classes and share with the GetSetUp learning community the positive impact you are making or get inspired by that of others to pursue your passions!

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