Stories on Living Bolder, Longer

GetSetUp shares real stories of real people, living their best lives. We highlight empowered people, learning opportunities for older adults, and key insights on aging so our community can use new knowledge to live healthier and happier lives.

Ageism Awareness Day

3 Ways to Empower Older Adults to Fight Ageism

Lewis Turns 100!

Celebrating National Centenarian Day

How GetSetUp is impacting the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)

With results from the 2022 Learner SDOH Survey

Bruce is learning technology essentials with GetSetUp

Thanks to classes provided by the Vermont Area Agency on Aging

4 Reasons to Hire Older Adult Workers

National Employ Older Workers Week highlights all older workers have to offer to the job market

5 Trends for Older Workers From a Workplace Futurist

Kerry Hannon on shifts in the way we’ll work in the future

Adapting work to meet aging needs

At 76, Beverly is learning multiple new skills through Easterseals Oregon

September is Healthy Aging Month

Celebrate by attending 30 classes and community sessions in 30 days

Entrepreneurship later in life with SCSEP

Vernon is growing his own consulting business

A second chance for Nazareth

SCSEP and GetSetUp help teach critical work skills to older adults

Dr. You: How To Get The Medical Care You Want & Need 

Presented by SilverSneakers in partnership with GetSetUp. A profile of Guest Speaker: Dr. Archelle Georgiou

She’s got the moves like Jagger

A lifelong dream comes true for Twyla

Investing In Exchange Traded Funds

Why you should consider adding ETFs to your portfolio

Twyla Teitzel, 66, fulfills dream to be dancer for Rolling Stones

Teitzel to perform as backup dancer for one song at the Beatles vs. Stones tribute concert at the Fox Riverside on July 30

GetSetUp Announces a Comprehensive Job Assistance Program for Governments

Learn about GetSetUp's new services to support work

Learning during Retirement

Even staying indoors June is learning through SilverSneakers and GetSetUp

Creating new artworks

Sally was inspired to learn new things and expand her creativity through GetSetUp classes

Mary is loving her balance of caring, fitness, and flexible learning opportunities

Mary is fitting all her favorite things into her life as she makes the most of flexible learning thanks to SilverSneakers, GetSetUp, and her health plan

For the love of the rides

Mike is getting fit with SilverSneakers and GetSetUp to take the ride of his life from Alaska to Florida on his motorcycle

Donna finds inspirations

Exploring travel, photography, and through her SilverSneakers membership

Device Activation and Training of Older Adults Case Study

Case Study: Orange County Device Activation

Announcing the GetSetUp Startup Accelerator winners

Celebrate our funded startups and those still growing!

Top 10 Physical Therapy Exercises You Can Do at Home

Providing various stretches for whatever area is hurting has been the most common "do-at-home" intervention for patients.

3 Tips for Using Canva

This free graphic design software could be a game changer for your business

Tuning into Learning

Greg is sharing jazz tunes and learning through GetSetUp

Recipe of the Week: Beans & Greens Stir Fry

by GetSetUp Athlete Ellen Jaffe Jones

Spotting the Signs of Elder Abuse

Learn what to look for and what you can do to help

Learner Spotlight: Lila

Embracing the chance to learn ‘how you do that.’

5 Physiotherapy Exercises to reduce knee pain

Learn simple ways to start the healing process

Using Hope to Persevere Through Adversity and Thrive

Guest Speaker Sabine Becker discusses how to reframe hardships into opportunities

Creating Equity in Aging Case Study

Agency on Aging Area 4's partnership with GetSetUp

Laura B. discovers the joy of lifelong learning

"I didn't enjoy education as a kid, but I do now."

Strawberries: No Longer Just For Shortcake!

Discover new recipes and learn why these fruits are so good for you

Startup Accelerator Spotlight: Geita

Cakes, cupcakes, brownie pies, strawberry pies, and cookies, Geita bakes it all. Her delicious creations started off as a pastime but turned into an encore career because her food is just that delicious.

Startup Accelerator Spotlight: Neeta G.

Neeta hopes to expand her painted porcelain business and increase sales.

MDHHS and GetSetUp renew partnership

and expand to Library of Michigan to continue reducing isolation for older adults

A Daddy-Daughter Memoir Writing Experience

You Can’t Do That - The Story of an Amish Deacon’s Son Who Left the Fold and Became a Doctor

Learning in Retirement

Even staying indoors June is learning through SilverSneakers and GetSetUp

Starting a Business Takes Courage at Any Age

Guest Speaker and entrepreneur Lee St. James shares stories of her career and the lessons she's learned along the way.

Startup Accelerator Spotlight: Cora

Turning recycled items into works of art

Mukta Singh

Embracing her grays and style confidently - take one look at Mukta Singh’s Instagram account, and these words come to mind - chic, elegant, and effortlessly stylish.

Startup Accelerator Spotlight: Linda

Linda rediscovers her creativity and shares her love of sewing with her students

Giving Back

Bridget wants to spread the word in New York

Entrepreneurs over the age of 55 compete for up to $10,000 in GetSetUp’s Demo Day

Even in a possible downturn, these 17 entrepreneurs are persevering and showcasing their businesses on June 14-16, 2022

Creating something new

Sally was inspired to learn new things and expand her creativity through GetSetUp classes

Beginners Guide to iPhone Product Photography

Visuals are pivotal to small business success in an increasingly online world. Luckily, capturing stunning product photos at home has never been easier.

Age Should Not Be a Barrier to Reaching Your Dreams

Guest Speaker and former Survivor contestant Gillian Larson shares stories of encouragement and finding her passion

Startup Accelerator Spotlight: Steven

Helping people manage stress, remain calm, and optimize performance

Memorial Day Recipes

Enjoy the beginning of summer by trying these dishes with friends and family.

GetSetUp Goes to the Senior Games

Our sponsored athlete Ellen Jaffe Jones wows at this year's event.

Announcing a bigger, better Lounge!

The improved Lounge has all the same functions, but it’s now bigger, cleaner, and easier.

Startup Accelerator Spotlight: Adele

After moving back to her hometown, Adele found her entrepreneurial spirit

For the love of the ride

Mike is getting fit with SilverSneakers and GetSetUp to take the ride of his life from Alaska to Florida on his Harley Davidson

Community Host Spotlight: Candy

Growing Up With the Beatles

Startup Accelerator Spotlight: Anjana Shankar

Anjana pursues her cooking passion as an encore career

Omi found the road to recovery

Thanks to GetSetUp and SilverSneakers

Donna finds inspiration

Exploring travel, photography, and through her SilverSneakers membership

Startup Accelerator Spotlight: Lynn

Finding Your True North After Losing Your Spouse

How to use Facebook groups to boost your business

Facebook groups are a free strategy to connect with existing customers and find new leads.

How to make tofu taste good

Preparing flavorful tofu-based meals has never been easier. Learn how to choose, season, and cook tofu to give it the consistency of meat.

Guest Speaker: 78-year-old bodybuilder Iris Davis

Iris discusses overcoming tragedy, breaking barriers, and her fitness journey

Join Deb and her Guest Host David Ellis for A Seat at David's Table

David invites you to learn from his culinary training and experiences and share collective kitchen wisdom.

Insights from an Email

Samantha helped her community gain resources by staying up to date with the latest news in her area

Startup Accelerator Spotlight: Ruby

Upzoning, developer fees, and taxing for “highest and best use” are displacing communities in Seattle. Ruby fights against the laws and shows others how to do the same.

GetSetUp sponsors athlete, Ellen Jaffe Jones, for the National Senior Games in Florida

70-year-old vegan athlete enters 7 events at the senior games and joins GetSetUp’s community of global ambassadors to fight ageism and exemplify what it means to age well.

Entrepreneurship as an Encore Career

Meet Guest Speaker Wendy Mayhew and learn the ins and outs of starting a business after 50

Startup Accelerator Spotlight: Mantel

Through his startup venture, Mantel is helping people over 50 get healthy, work better, and grow wealthier

Southern Dishes for the Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby offers more than horse racing, fabulous hats, and sports betting. It is a day to gather with loved ones over mouth-watering food and drinks. Enjoy these Derby favorites.

National Photography Month

Celebrate with a photo scavenger hunt

Memories of my Mother's cooking

We celebrate our moms by sharing beloved memories from the kitchen

How to Navigate Medicare

CoverRight CEO demystifies the process of choosing a plan

Area Agency on Aging

Non-profits choose GetSetUp to combat social isolation and bridge the digital divide in older adults

Startup Accelerator Spotlight: Twyla

It's never too late to go plant-based.

Our Minds Matter…Embrace Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness month. Give your mind the care and attention it needs to thrive.

Vijay Suri

Rediscovering her creativity

Mithilesh Joshi

A passion for poetry and storytelling

Startup Accelerator Spotlight: Deborah

She's ready to take her established business even further with her own website.

Guest Speakers: The Calendar Girls

Join this senior women’s dance team as they discuss their love of dance and how they give back to their community.

Mary is loving her balance of caring, fitness, and flexible learning

Mary is fitting all her favorite things into her life as she makes the most of flexible learning thanks to SilverSneakers, GetSetUp, and her health plan

Navigating the hurdles of aging

With Community Host, Dr. Casciani

The Cookbook Project is expanding

Because of the enthusiastic response to the plant-based recipes project, we're extending the program until the fall of 2022. We're also expanding the food categories!