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.

14 Days Of Cooking Healthy!
14 Days Of Cooking Healthy!

Learn how to eat healthier and all the benefits healthy eating can bring to your life. Plus each day of our 14-day healthy eating challenge you will get great practical..

Welcome to The GetSetUp Lounge
Welcome to The GetSetUp Lounge

The Lounge is designed specifically for our community and customized to ensure learners have the tools they need to learn, meet others, build friendships, and gain...

Learn how technology can help with brain health with Dr. Kaveh Vejdani
Learn how technology can help with brain...

Dr. Vejdani is among the scientists and doctors who envision a better approach to brain health including standard brain check-ups, quantitative analysis of live brain...

Pack Your Bags For World Tourism Day 
Pack Your Bags For World Tourism Day 

Explore some of GetSetUp Guides' and Learners' favorite places to go, learn great travel tips, and share your insights with others!

GetSetUp Photo Challenge: Week of September 17 - Statues Photography
GetSetUp Photo Challenge: Week of September…

Enjoy the GetSetUp Community Photographers’ photos this week! Weekly Challenge: September 17 - Statues Photography

John Starks From Basketball Star To Leading Change In His Community
John Starks From Basketball Star To Leading..

Join older adult peers to hear how John Starks is creating positive change in his local community and across the country. 

Who is leading the way in Alzheimer's research?
Who is leading the way in Alzheimer's ...

Brain health is essential! As more people suffer from Alzheimer's and dementia, it is up to each of us to adopt healthy habits for ourselves. It's best to start early on

Growing through tea and manners with Monica Lewis
Growing through tea and manners with Monica L

Learn tea etiquette with the master of manners, Monica Lewis. She will go over the health benefits of tea and the proper way to host your next tea event.

How to downsize by selling things online
How to downsize by selling things online

Learn the simple steps to selling things online so you can downsize easily and make some money doing it!

How to Live a Comfortable and Stress-Free Retirement
How to Live a Comfortable and Stress-Free Ret

How are you managing your retirement? Learn three tips for living comfortably and street-free in retirement.

GetSetUp Photo Challenge: Week of September 10 - Musical Instruments Photography
GetSetUp Photo Challenge: Week of September…

Enjoy the GetSetUp Community Photographers’ photos this week! Weekly Challenge: September 10 - Musical Instruments Photography

Get Your Mind-Body Alignment (MBA) For The Road To Longevity
Get Your Mind-Body Alignment (MBA)

Choose an MBA in Mind-body alignment to help you age healthily and happily. Learn the simple steps you can choose for a better mind-body alignment today!

GetSetUp Photo Challenge Week of September 3 - Water Photography
GetSetUp Photo Challenge Week of September...

Weekly Challenge September 3 Water Photography

Decreasing your risk for Alzheimer’s and dementia starts with brain health
Decreasing your risk for Alzheimer’s...

Learn ways to decrease your risk for Alzheimer's and dementia starting today and how new research is looking to use technology to help!

Cardiac rehab can help extend your life
Cardiac rehab can help extend your life

Digital solutions can help bring heart health and rehab to the comfort of your home. Learn from Dr. Patrick Dunn how digital heart rehabilitation can help!

Step On Stage With Senior Theatre  
 Step On Stage With Senior Theatre 

No matter your age it is never too late to take to the stage to perform. Theatre is the perfect way to explore yourself.

At 72 Joe's leading Netspeak discussions and regularly practices Tai Chi
At 72 Joe's leading Netspeak discussions...

Joe makes it a point to take weekly GetSetUp classes, "It’s not just learning technology it is the whole social aspect of the platform that makes it unique.”

10 Seconds Of Calm Can Change Your Life  - Spotlight on Guide Natalie Cossar
10 Seconds Of Calm Can Change Your Life ....

Australian Guide Natalie Cossar helps older adult learners understand that by simply pausing for 10 seconds, people can bring about change!

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...

GetSetUp Photo Challenge Week of August 27 - Wildlife Photography
GetSetUp Photo Challenge Week of August…

Weekly Challenge August 27 Wildlife Photography

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.

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.

GetSetUp Photo Challenge: Week of August 20 - Shoes Photography
GetSetUp Photo Challenge: Week of August…

Enjoy the GetSetUp Community Photographers’ photos this week! Weekly Challenge: August 20 - Shoes Photography

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

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

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

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.

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.

GetSetUp Photo Challenge: Week of August 13 - Cold Drinks
GetSetUp Photo Challenge: Week of August…

Enjoy the GetSetUp Community Photographers’ photos this week! Weekly Challenge: August 13 - Cold Drinks Photography

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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 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...

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

Weekly Challenge August 6 Vacation Photography

From her recovery bed, Janice has access to a world of activities with fellow older adults
From her recovery bed, Janice has access...

“GetSetUp is really breaking down the stereotype of what it means to be an old person. . . ."

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.

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

GetSetUp Photo Challenge: Week of July 30 - Store Windows Photography
GetSetUp Photo Challenge: Week of July…

Enjoy the GetSetUp Community Photographers’ photos this week! Weekly Challenge: July 30 - Store Windows Photography

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.

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.

GetSetUp Photo Challenge: Week of July 23 - Wine/Cheese Photography
GetSetUp Photo Challenge: Week of July…

Enjoy the GetSetUp Community Photographers’ photos this week! Weekly Challenge: July 23 - Wine/Cheese Photography

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.

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!

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)

GetSetUp Photo Challenge: Week of July 16 - Sports Photography
GetSetUp Photo Challenge: Week of July…

Enjoy the GetSetUp Community Photographers’ photos this week! Weekly Challenge: July 16 - Sports Photography

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 Challenge: Week of July 9 - Fruit Photography
GetSetUp Photo Challenge: Week of July…

Enjoy the GetSetUp Community Photographers’ photos this week! Weekly Challenge: July 9 - Fruit Photography

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.

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"

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.

Virtually Tour A Horse Farm With GetSetUp And Pal-O-Mine
Virtually Tour A Horse Farm With GetSetUp...

Alex from Pal-O-Mine Equestrian is sharing the benefits of horses for all ages in a live hour of horsing around on a farm.

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

Explore Spain From Your Home
Explore Spain From Your Home

You don’t have to book a trip to explore the wonders of Spain. Throughout July, GetSetUp Guides are teaming up to show you the diversity that Spain has to offer.

GetSetUp Gets More Secure!
GetSetUp Gets More Secure!

At GetSetUp, the safety and security of our community is one of our most important priorities. We are updating some of our systems and giving an updated look to GetSetUp.

Edwin Is Bringing the Keys to a Happier Life to GetSetUp Interest Groups
Edwin Is Bringing the Keys to a Happier Life

Edwin specializes in helping people deal with the non-financial aspects of retirement. This is what brought him to GetSetUp to share with other retirees.

ReThink Education's Impact Report With Q&A From Neil Dsouza
ReThink Education's Impact Report With Q&A

GetSetUp is leading the way in one of the growing educational industries - older adult education.

Sharon Harvey-Rosenberg Finds A Broader World Through GetSetUp
Sharon Harvey-Rosenberg Finds A Broader World

“Ed and I came for the tablets but we also got access to GetSetUp. It made our world bigger again," who has been using GetSetUp for personal growth during the pandemic.

Throughout July Spend Your Time With Community Having Fun
Throughout July Spend Your Time With Communit

Celebrate Community Fun in July! Community helps to keep you from boredom this National Anti-Boredom Month. Nothing beats boredom like sharing a delicious meal . . .

End of Life Doula Liz Lightner And Her Mother Speak On Preparing For Death
End of Life Doula Liz Lightner And Her Mother

Join Liz and her mother as they speak about death doulas, courageous conversations with health care proxies and family, making your wishes known, both before and after...

Ed Is Overcoming Obstacles To Pursue His Education In Every Stage Of His Life
Ed Is Overcoming Obstacles To Pursue...

Ed said, “GetSetUp has really been a great experience for both Sharon and me. I just love learning about different things. I especially enjoy the business classes.”

Love is Love With Pride
Love is Love With Pride

Strong communities are essential for aging well and it is up to us as a community to make sure that diversity is welcome and that all people feel they can age...

Martha Sees GetSetUp As A Whole New World For Those Suddenly Solo
Martha Sees GetSetUp As A Whole New World...

After being widowed twice in a short time Martha found renewed community with GetSetUp and is enjoying meeting like-minded peers from all over. Learn how Martha is...

10 Selfies To Try For National Selfie Day
10 Selfies To Try For National Selfie Day

For National Selfie Day learn 10 great selfies to take and how to take a great selfie. Then if you need to learn more join a class on great selfie-taking...

Weekend Series And A Week Full Of Guest Speakers To Get You Up And Motivated!
Weekend Series And A Week Full Of Guest...

Join us for some fun-filled classes with like-minded peers and learn from leaders in their field about exciting topics that might pique your interest from learning more..

Creating Connection Through Canva and Zoom
Creating Connection Through Canva and Zoom

Gail has found a community that she can take anywhere with her. It's accessible and adaptable as it continues to empower and teach older adults how to pursue their...

Find The Harriet Tubman Spirit In You Walking With Linda Harris!
Find The Harriet Tubman Spirit In You...

Harriet Tubman walked to freedom and that wasn’t enough for her; she wanted to help others to freedom as well. Linda is following in her footsteps and helping others...

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...

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

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

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."

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...