Resources on Living Better, Longer

Our blog shares real stories of real people. 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.

Melanie is finding purpose in retirement
Melanie is finding purpose in retirement

In retirement, Melanie uses her nutrition background to help others understand how to critically look at the information they receive regarding nutrition.

Do blue zones hold the secrets to longevity?
Do blue zones hold the secrets to longevity?

Humans have always strived to live longer and better. Discover the blue zones where longevity is higher than average. These 5 locations spread around the globe have...

From Luisa's mesa in Portugal to your dinner table
From Luisa's mesa in Portugal to your...

Learn about Portuguese cuisine, its history, and experience the greatest secrets of true Portuguese cuisine. Join Luisa Villar as she acts as a local guide to...

Learn To Be The Most Supportive Grandparent To Your Kids
Learn To Be The Most Supportive Grandparent..

Becoming a new grandparent is an exciting time in anyone’s life. It’s a good idea for grandparents to brush up on how to best support their children as parents.

Celebrate Senior Citizens Day With A Spotlight On Amazing Seniors
National Senior Citizens Day recognizes …

National Senior Citizens Day recognizes and acknowledges the contributions of older people to society — that’s why GetSetUp is recognizing exceptional seniors in our comm

Virtual Wellness Solutions For Aging Parents Are The Newest Trend In Employee Benefits
Virtual Wellness Solutions For Aging Parents

Employers have a huge opportunity to attract and retain better talent with eldercare

Friendships Forming In A Pandemic And Carrying On Thereafter
Friendships Forming In A Pandemic And...

Older adults are sparking virtual friendships on GetSetUp that lead to in-person meetups.

Meet GetSetUp Ambassador Lois Who is Pursuing her Many Learning Interests
Meet GetSetUp Ambassador Lois Who is Pursuing

GetSetUp's technology and social media classes provide a better understanding of operating tasks, so participants understand how to use these tools on their own.

20 ways to show Teachers Appreciation during COVID-19
20 ways to show Teachers Appreciation during

Here are 20 great FREE ideas to show your teachers you appreciate them!

Spotlight on Guide: Scott Sleek
Spotlight on Guide: Scott Sleek

"I have always tried to stick to work that I felt had a good purpose and provides some kind of benefit to people. I feel like I’m seeing that directly based on what

GetSetUp announces partnership with Ashiana Housing to bring virtual health, lifelong learning, and entertainment platform for the senior community
GetSetUp announces partnership with Ashiana..

Senior residents of Ashiana Housing can learn about technology, online socializing, and health...

The Story of GetSetUp: A Race to Empower and Connect Older Adults
The Story of GetSetUp: A Race to...

Our company values each generations’ resources and wealth of knowledge to create a live engaging and fulfilling space for older adults where they feel heard and have...

Learn lifestyle choices to improve brain health with Professor Cassandra Szoeke
Learn lifestyle choices to improve brain...

Learn healthy tips and tricks for brain and lifestyle health as you age with Professor Casandra

Susan B. is improving her balance and strength at 73 thanks to GetSetUp exercise classes
Susan B. is improving her balance and...

"I’m doing things that at 73 I never thought I would be doing!” said Susan.

Planning  for the “What Ifs” in retirement with Sara Finkelstein
Planning for the “What Ifs” in retirement...

Understand why planning for the unexpected in retirement including long term care is important

Terri found community helping to ease the anxiety of getting back to normal post-pandemic
Terri found community helping to ease the...

Terri has given up TV to participate in live interactive classes on health, wellness, and more.

From Building Libraries To Sharing Stories Cheryl Has Tales To Tell On GetSetUp
From Building Libraries To Sharing Stories…

Cheryl finds lifelong friendships online over time and as she ages. GetSetUp has given her a chance to share her stories, laugh, reminisce and make new friends through cr

Older Adults Like Mary Ellen Z. Are Going To Great Lengths To Digitally Connect
Mary Ellen from GetSetUp

"Don’t let anyone tell you that you are too old to learn it!" said Mary Ellen who has been learning technology and new hobbies through GetSetUp.

The gray revolution: Fundraising within the older adult space
The gray revolution: Fundraising within the..

One of the best strategies for tech companies that want to serve the older adult market is to focus your value proposition on empowering older adults.

GetSetUp Announces New Member Engagement Tool for Medicare Advantage Health Plans
GetSetUp Announces New Member Engagement Tool

GetSetUp Health, a member engagement tool designed to support Medicare Advantage health plans has launched! It helps address specific social determinants of health (SDoH)

Talk About Tech with Mary in the Interest Group Talkin' About Tech
Talk About Tech with Mary in the Interest...

“There’s a lot of technology out there. Just because you can do something with technology doesn’t mean you should. We will talk about how to keep tech simple.”

Haya Travels The World From Her Desk Through Classes On GetSetUp
Haya Travels The World From Her Desk Through

"But I don’t feel constrained or prohibited. I have the world here at my desk!” said Haya, who has been enjoying a full virtual schedule!

Attending Virtual Live Events Is The Next Best Thing To In-Person Classes
Attending Virtual Live Events Is The Next....

“I’ve learned a lot and I think it’s very good to learn new things. I was a teacher myself and I like learning. Attending these classes is the next best thing to being...

Uncovering an Automotive Mystery Years Later
Uncovering an Automotive Mystery Years Later

Reunited by a GetSetUp class on cooking, friends who hadn't spoken in over 40 years were able to share the fun story of how the legendary AMC AMX III - one of the...

With Just One Class Lois Is Able To Make Gifts And Cards
With Just One Class Lois Is Able To Make...

After one class Lois made a photo book for her mom. “I felt so good and so proud that I could do this task and just from this one class!”

New Year New Me - Reflecting On The Past Year For New Years Resolutions
New Year New Me - Reflecting On The Past Year

The end of the year often is a time to reflect on the past year and consider ways to improve oneself as a new year begins. An important part of this process...

A. Marlene Finds True Heart In Her GetSetUp Community
A. Marlene Finds True Heart In Her GetSetUp C

“It was so nice to have them listen and support me. In my next class, once my grandson got the heart, I could celebrate with them! It was just so nice...

February is Heart Health Month! Give your Heart some Love with the GetSetUp #HealthyHeart Series
February is Heart Health Month!

February is American Heart Month. This is the month we take to educate ourselves on ways to help improve our heart health. To celebrate this month, GetSetUp...

GetSetUp Is Now On Facebook Live!
GetSetUp Is Now On Facebook Live!

Keep GetSetUp classes streaming in the background and learn while you watch your favorite guides and see old and new friends on the GetSetUp community taking classes as y

GetSetUp Lands In India
GetSetUp Lands In India

GetSetUp is excited to announce our launch in India! GetSetUp started toward the end of 2019 with the idea to focus on helping older adults learn technology skills.

Meet Len a YMCA member who learned how to market his business online with Y classes from GetSetUp
Meet Len a YMCA member who learned how to...

The GetSetUp platform has a lot to offer. It isn’t complicated and gives the user the ability to give feedback, ask questions, and follow up by giving a rating of the...

Experience Adds Value to Businesses — The importance of workers over 50
Experience Adds Value to Businesses —

Attracting and retaining mature workers adds value to businesses. Organizations that use this talent pool of skilled 50+ workers will be able to gain a competitive...

Don’t Let Loneliness Get You Down, Let Wisdom Bring You Up
Don’t Let Loneliness Get You Down, Let Wisdom

According to the study, “Wisdom had the largest impact on loneliness, followed by living alone and mental well-being.” Often the wisest people are those that continue to

Loneliness is overwhelming America’s seniors - Live Interactive Learning is preventing it
Loneliness is overwhelming America’s seniors

GetSetUp is ensuring that seniors have the ability to socialize through live interactive learning sessions in order to prevent loneliness and combat the possible side...

Businesses Should Invest in Customer Education and Retention during Times of Uncertainty
Businesses Should Invest in Customer Educatio

Consider how you will help stand out from the crowd in your support to new consumers, so consumers see your service or product with new eyes. Make sure that they have...

Teacher Appreciation Week — Spotlight on Glenda
Teacher Appreciation Week — Spotlight on...

Glenda loves working at GetSetUp for many reasons an opportunity to use her technology skills, learning a new tool, and that the customer at the end of the 60 minutes...

GetSetUp Signs AARP Employer Pledge Recognizing the Value of Experienced Workers
GetSetUp Signs AARP Employer Pledge...

GetSetup signed AARP’s employer pledge recognizing the value of experienced workers and committing to an age-diverse workforce.

Did you know that June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day?
Did you know that June 15 is World Elder...

All countries are expected to see substantial growth in the number of older persons, which means even more people are at risk for elder abuse. June 15 as World Elder..

The Future of Home Care is Coming….
The Future of Home Care is Coming….

America is steadily getting grayer and according to the US Census Bureau, 1 in 5 Americans will be 65 or over by 2030. That means that there need to be options for...

Tips for Healthy Heart Lifestyle Changes To Reduce Blood Pressure
Tips for Healthy Heart Lifestyle Changes To R

As we age we put more stress on our hearts. Issues such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease can be factors that can significantly impact...

Changing Violent To Violet  - Art To Take A Stand
Changing Violent To Violet - Art To Take A...

Understand how to become an artist after 50 with Guest Speaker Ann Morton.

BaptistCare partners with GetSetUp to bring health and wellness to age care clients
BaptistCare partners with GetSetUp to bring

BaptistCare, one of Australia’s leading aged care providers, has partnered with GetSetUp

Cooking Mediterranean style with a focus on Italy
Cooking Mediterranean style with...

Guide Deb hosts Tara Bisogna for a four-session series that will feature recipe preparation and conversations about the healthy nutritional aspects of the Mediterranean..

GetSetUp Photo Challenge Week of August 6 - Vacation Photography
GetSetUp Photo Challenge Week of August …

Weekly Challenge August 6 Vacation Photography

Take the Wellness Challenge for National Wellness Month
Take the Wellness Challenge for National...

For National Wellness Month take the GetSetUp wellness challenge to care more for yourself.

Tips And Tricks For Older Adults To Keep Up-To-Date With Technology As They Head Back To Work
Tips And Tricks For Older Adults To Keep....

Learn 5 tips and tricks on how to keep up to date with technology as you age.

Jane Is Expanding Her Circle As She Ages Solo
Jane Is Expanding Her Circle As She Ages Solo

“Now I'm learning everything I wish I knew in my thirties!” said Jane.

Tips For Caring For Aging Skin This Summer
Tips For Caring For Aging Skin This Summer

Pamper yourself with one or more of these tips for caring for mature skin this summer.

Important Conversations For Real Change With Guest Speakers Next Week On GetSetUp
Important Conversations For Real Change...

Learn how to have vital conversations with your grandkids about controversial topics.

Whiddon partners with GetSetUp to tackle social isolation for care clients
Whiddon partners with GetSetUp to tackle..

Award-winning aged care provider, Whiddon, has partnered with GetSetUp to bring health and wellbeing classes directly to their Community Care clients to further enhance t

Baby Boomer’s Like Jeanette Harris Are Schooling Millennials On How To Use Technology
Baby Boomer’s Like Jeanette Harris...

“My niece is too polite to call me old. I knew she was thinking it was a shock that I knew more about Zoom than she did. So I told her - ‘ . . . I might be a bit slower,.

How To Duet On TikTok At Any Age - Recording your own video alongside someone else's
How To Duet On TikTok At Any Age

Learn how to create a duet TikTok video. Follow these step-by-step instructions on how to make a TikTok video. Then duet Guide Kristen's plank challenge to get started!

Learn The Importance of Connecting Across Generations
Learn The Importance of Connecting Across Gen

Sharing across generations provides benefits for older people. Studies show it helps with health, happiness, and well-being. Join older adult peers for Deb Gale's talk on

The Stories Behind The Photographs - Through The Lens of Pete Souza
The Stories Behind The Photographs - Through

Hear the history behind the photographs as Pete Souza shares iconic photographs captured with President Reagan and President Obama. Learn the stories behind the photograp

Learn How To Best Invest For Retirement And Plan Your Next Party With Next Week’s GetSetUp Guest Speakers
Learn How To Best Invest For Retirement And..

Learn party planning tips, understand how wealth inequality affects retirement, and how investing for good can impact you as you age with GetSetUp Guest Speakers next wee

GetSetUp Has Brightened Nadine's Days
GetSetUp Has Brightened Nadine's Days …

Nadine learned how to make her days brighter, beat back loneliness, and help others with tech skills she learned with peers on GetSetUp. Explore where older adults go...

Case Study: Empowering Older Adults
Case Study: Empowering Older Adults

Learn how the Michigan Department of Health and Human Resources partnered with GetSetUp to address the needs of older adults across their state and they were able to reac

Join The #iCan Movement And Inspire Others
Join The #iCan Movement And Inspire Others

GetSetUp is a community that fosters lifelong learners and we want to highlight the amazing things they can do.

Keeping Your Brain Healthy For Brain Awareness Month
Keeping Your Brain Healthy For Brain Awarenes

No matter what method you like to stay active and keep your brain healthy, GetSetUp has something happening for you. Why not check out a class today?

Are You Aware Of Your Brain Power?
Are You Aware Of Your Brain Power?

With June being Brain Awareness month we are kicking off June with Guest Speakers focused on brain health, awareness, and how to rewire it to pursue your dreams.

Tony Started Learning About Computers In 2019 - Now He’s On Zoom Almost Daily
Tony Started Learning About Computers In 2019

Tony started learning about computers in 2019 now he's on Zoom almost daily! He said, “There’s always something new to see in classes."

The History Of A Meme
The History Of A Meme

Jokes are ever-changing. For #TellAJokeDay learn how jokes have morphed into memes. Understand what a meme is and how to understand this latest trend in comic relief.

Renew, Revitalize, and Retire Happy with Leah Frankel
Renew, Revitalize, and Retire Happy with Leah

Understand how to leverage your passions, skills, and talents in your retirement so you are living in happiness with Guest Speaker Leah Frankel.

Recognizing The Signs Of Elder Abuse
Recognizing The Signs Of Elder Abuse

Education is critical to preventing elder abuse. Older adults, family, friends, professionals, caregivers, and the public need to know the signs and what to do if they...

Spotlight on Jerry Greenfield the Wine Whisperer
Spotlight on Jerry Greenfield the Wine Whispe

Want to learn how to know which wines to taste? Tips for picking a good bottle? And more great wine advice? Learn more about GetSetUp Guide Jerry, the Wine Whisperer, ...

5 Reasons To Make Your Home A Smart Home As You Age
5 Reasons To Make Your Home A Smart Home...

Smart home devices, apps, and tools can help aging adults save money, stay safe, and have more peace of mind. Not only can they provide added security and reminders, but

Introducing the 2021 GetSetUp Speaker Series
Introducing the 2021 GetSetUp Speaker Series

Our growing speaker list reflects our commitment to enabling older adults to continue learning, contributing to their communities, and connecting with those who have shar

Marina - Defying Notions of What it Means to be Retired
Marina - Defying Notions of What it Means to

Find mentors helps at any age according to Marina. “The essential message is you have so much to offer in life like writing your story down for your grandchildren or...

Online Communication from Platforms like Zoom and GetSetUp Have Positive Health Benefits For Older Adults
Online Communication from Platforms like Zoom

Classes on GetSetUp help older adults learn technology skills, but they also help create connections and reduce feelings of isolation. The study “observed better...

Mary Is Not Being Left Behind When It Comes To Tech - Thanks To GetSetUp
Mary Is Not Being Left Behind When It Comes..

“I can honestly say if I went to an interview and they asked me certain questions, now I’m familiar with those tools and I wasn’t before GetSetUp classes.”

Spring Cooking Tips and Tricks To Help You Age Healthily
Spring Cooking Tips and Tricks To Help You...

Fresh fruits and vegetables not only add some fun color to your meals but they may help to diminish your risks for some age-related diseases in addition to just keeping

Menopositivity: The Founders Of Womaness Talk Menopause
Menopositivity: The Founders Of Womaness

Womaness has launched a beauty care line of products specifically to help alleviate some of the symptoms of menopause. Join the founders as they discuss the most common s

Spotlight on Deval Delivala GetSetUp's Senior Vice President of International Markets
Spotlight on Deval Delivala GetSetUp's Senior

GetSetUp is the fastest growing social learning and engagement platform for older adults and now has Deval Delivala as Senior Vice President of International Markets...

Make mealtime fun by planning to eat!
Make mealtime fun by planning to eat!

Cooking doesn’t have to be just about filling our stomachs when we are hungry, it can be about connection as well. Nothing can have as powerful an impact on your overall

How to Stay Marketable and Keep Your Job At Any Age
How to Stay Marketable and Keep Your Job At A

Learn how to stay marketable and keep your job at any age with 5 key tips to staying marketable and advice to specifically help women stand out in their careers!

NYSOFA And AgingNY Partner With GetSetUp To Offer Classes To Older Adults Across The State And To Cosmopolitan Learners Like Lotus
NYSOFA And AgingNY Partner With GetSetUp..

The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) has partnered with The Association on Aging in New York (AgingNY) and GetSetUp to offer GetSetUp's classes and community

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

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 l

Why I LOVE GetSetUp, my favorite university!
Why I LOVE GetSetUp, my favorite university!

Carol Neuberger shares what she loves about GetSetUp including things she's learned, she can do now, and what she is enjoying most!

GetSetUp’s Ongoing Support For India During COVID-19 Surge
GetSetUp’s Ongoing Support For India During..

Together we will work tirelessly to assure that there are classes with supportive community members in them to help people deal with this difficult situation.

Repurposing and Redefining Your Career After 50
Repurposing and Redefining Your Career After

Pivoting your career is challenging at any time, but as you age there are more and more rewards and challenges with it. The top three reasons people career pivot is....

GetSetUp Selected As Finalist In Education Category Of Fast Company's 2021 World-Changing Ideas Awards
GetSetUp Selected As Finalist In Education...

GetSetUp is a live, interactive learning platform for older adults that was selected as a finalist in the Education category of Fast Company’s 2021 World-Changing Ideas..

Celebrate National Photography Month With Photography Classes and Take the Photography Challenge!
Celebrate National Photography Month …

The GetSetUp community is celebrating photography month with a photo series and a fun photo challenge! Learn tips and tricks from Guide Scott to make your photography eve

Learn Storytelling and Financial Protection with Guest Speakers Next Week On GetSetUp
Learn Storytelling and Financial Protection..

Next week we will be hosting Guest Speakers on storytelling for grandparents as a means of connection, and representatives from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau..

Tune In To Summer Music with Donna
Tune In To Summer Music with Donna

Explores music throughout the week this summer with the Summer Music Series. Each day of the week will focus on a different music genre. Join to listen and share.

Spotlight on Australian Guide Natalie Wieneroider
Spotlight on Australian Guide Natalie W...

Guide Natalie is teaching older adults how to move in order to help get themselves healthier all around.

Letting Others Know Your Emergency Info Could Save Your Life
Letting Others Know Your Emergency Info...

Learn how to use your smartphone to alert both 911 and emergency contacts with your location and provide vital medical information to those coming to your aid!

Carol Believes GetSetUp Is The Answer For Younger Seniors Like Herself
Carol Believes GetSetUp Is The Answer For...

“I’m a younger senior. I don't want to rush up the street to the senior center with all the older people. I like sitting here. For me, I would rather sit here in my home"

Grow Happier And Gain Purpose Through Volunteering
Grow Happier And Gain Purpose Through...

As we get older and retire and have a bit more time on our hands, many turn toward volunteering. Research shows that the happiest older adults were those who volunteer.

GetSetUp Photo Competition Reflection for June
GetSetUp Photo Competition Reflection for …

Join your fellow shutterbugs for a weekly photography challenge to share your photography and the stories behind them.

GetSetUp Photo Challenge: Week of July 2 - Zoo Animals Photography
GetSetUp Photo Challenge: Week of July…

Enjoy the GetSetUp Community Photographers’ photos this week! Weekly Challenge: July 2 - Zoo Animals Photography

Celebrating Mexican American Heritage Cinco de Mayo!
Celebrating Mexican American Heritage Cinco..

Join together with other GetSetUp community members to celebrate Mexican-American heritage with a special Mexican Fiesta Series.

Arnita Gets Her Day Started "Zoom Ready" For GetSetUp
Arnita Gets Her Day Started "Zoom Ready" For

“One of the reasons I love GetSetUp so much is it is not Youtube. I’ve heard many folks say you can go on Youtube to learn anything, but it is not the same. I enjoy...

Transition with Rosie in the Interest Group: Navigating Transitions Through Life
Transition with Rosie in the Interest Group..

“GetSetUp is a great idea because it gives seniors a way to connect and learn new information that they can then put to use!” So join Rosie and the GetSetUp community to

Gayla Is Attracting Positivity To GetSetUp
Gayla Is Attracting Positivity To GetSetUp

“I’m 66 but I don’t feel that age. Some people on GetSetUp are 20+ years my senior. I love the fact I feel safe on GetSetUp and I want people in my groups to feel that"

Understanding The Aging Assistance Options Available
Understanding The Aging Assistance Options...

Navigating the aging assistance options can seem a bit daunting at first. Even though people are living longer and healthier lives, there may still come a point where...

Exercise your Face with Guest Speaker Annelise Hagen’s Yoga Face Workshop!
Exercise your Face with Guest Speaker...

Did you know that you can do basic facial workouts to help reduce signs of facial aging? Annelise Hagen reminds students that people are ageless, both inside and out...

Learn How To Make Volunteerism A Life Calling with Atalaya Sergi
Learn How To Make Volunteerism A Life Calling

Director of AmeriCorps Seniors on GetSetUp as she discusses how volunteering not only helps those you serve but impacts the overall wellness of volunteers.

Pet Lovers Unite in the Interest Group: Love Me? Love My Pet!
Pet Lovers Unite in the Interest Group...

This interest group will focus on the memories created with pets. It’s a great opportunity to meet like-minded pet owners and share your favorite pet stories.

Spotlight on Guide Vicki
Spotlight on Guide Vicki

“If you are looking to connect with others then you will find it all on GetSetUp. Plus it’s a community where you don’t have to be afraid to make mistakes or get stuck. T

#MakeADifference This Earth Day
MakeADifference This Earth Day

Join GetSetUp this Earth Day for a reflection on what each of us can do to help the environment and preserve our planet with classes throughout the day focused on nature