Community Voices

Our community comes together to share their stories, accomplishments, advice, and insights here. Read more about what the GetSetUp community is passionate about! 

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.

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!

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.

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.

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. . . ."

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.

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.

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.

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,.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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

Give More to Get More — Volunteering Can Improve Your Health
Give More to Get More — Volunteering Can...

The benefits of volunteering according to the study include mental and physical health, life satisfaction, social well-being, and depression prevention, though the...

Felice Brings Her Social Insights And Creativity As An Ambassador To The GetSetUp Community
Felice Brings Her Social Insights...

“Honestly I love all the GetSetUp classes. Everything I learn whether it’s something new I’m learning or something I’m revisiting, I get different perspectives from...

From Brick and Mortar To Cloud Based Real Estate: Diane Uses GetSetUp To Improve Her Technology Skills and Help Seniors Find Homes
From Brick and Mortar To Cloud Based ...

“GetSetUp is a simple platform and I’ve been looking for this,” said Diane. Find out how GetSetUp is helping her to stay connected and up-to-date with her family, in...

Lee Enjoys Learning Technology In A Welcoming Environment With Peers
Lee Enjoys Learning Technology In A Welcoming

“I have a lot of technology and I want to maximize my use of it,” said Lee and that's what is bringing her to GetSetUp classes regularly - to learn new technology skills.

Trina Is Restarting A New Phase Of Her Life With Support From The YMCA And GetSetUp
Trina Is Restarting A New Phase Of Her Life..

Trina had never heard about GetSetUp until she got the first email about it from her local YMCA.

ReJean Is Bringing Greenery To GetSetUp With The Gardening Interest Group
ReJean Is Bringing Greenery To GetSetUp With

ReJean spent much of her youth in Ohio but for quite some time now has been a Colorado native.

Dick's Congregation Led Him To GetSetUp Now He's Sharing The Joy Of Learning With Others
Dick's Congregation Led Him To GetSetUp Now H

With pride, Dick Hewitt and his wife, Patt Hewitt, are self-proclaimed GetSetUp junkies. They can't seem to get enough of the great learning and socialization...

Reconnecting After 40 Years Thanks to A GetSetUp Cooking Class
Reconnecting After 40 Years Thanks to ....

I believe in synchronicity. I always feel that things happen for a reason. The idea that both of us would be in the same class at the same time with all the classes on..

The GetSetUp Community Has Changed Kristine’s Life In Just 3 Months
The GetSetUp Community Has Changed Kristine’s

“It’s been an interesting life! This is why I love GetSetUp. I’m an avid learner. I love learning.”

Linda Is Never Bored Because There is So Much To Learn
Linda Is Never Bored Because There is So...

“GetSetUp as a whole is fabulous. Sometimes seniors are very isolated especially now; it’s isolating for everyone. This is a great way to connect. Connection is my big...

Becky Knows GetSetUp Cares About Their Community
Becky Knows GetSetUp Cares About Their Commun

Becky, a GetSetUp Ambassador, shares her vaccine and other GetSetUp class experiences. “It’s lovely when I get to enjoy GetSetUp classes. I can see friend’s faces,...

Bernice Scheduled her COVID-19 Vaccination Thanks to Information She Learned in Her CA GetSetUp Vaccine Info Session
Bernice Scheduled her COVID-19 Vaccination...

“There was a lot of good helpful information in the class. I was able to hand that information off to my daughter-in-law, who was able to secure an appointment for me...

Suzy Went From Traveling The World To Connecting To It Virtually
Suzy Went From Traveling The World To Connect

“I tried other classes and I like GetSetUp best because they have many classes and a large variety of topics. GetSetUp instructors are superb which makes these classes..

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...

Rose Brings Her Movie Discussions To GetSetUp Interest Groups
Rose Brings Her Movie Discussions To GetSetUp

“When I was a little kid, movies opened a door to the world. Now I want to give that feeling to other people - to share that exhilaration.” Join her GetSetUp Movies...

Kathleen Relearned Life At 62 After Losing Her Memory In A Stroke
Kathleen Relearned Life At 62 After Losing He

“All people have to say is if you're not up to the challenge. Then I say I am always up to the challenge! I'm going to do this. I don't know how but I will.”

Wendl Is Assuring Solo Agers Build Their Community And Their Tech Skills
Wendl Is Assuring Solo Agers Build...

“You have got to tap into the resources you need. You must have access and comfort with technology! You have to know how it works!" said Wendle.

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!”

Learn How Doris Went From Feeling Anxious About The Computer To Using It Daily
Learn How Doris Went From Feeling Anxious...

From feeling anxious to use the computer to using it in her daily routine, Doris is keen to keep learning. “I want to be able to know all I can about the computer.”

Find Your Guide: Spotlight On Glenda
Find Your Guide: Spotlight On Glenda

Guide Glenda embodies life-long learning and is bringing more movement to GetSetUp classes this year. Learn more about Glenda and join her in staying active in 2021.

New Year New Me - What's in a Resolution?
New Year New Me - What's in a Resolution?

Join the GetSetUp community focused on positive New Year - New Me goals, and look forward to ongoing challenges and accountability meetings throughout the new year...

GetSetUp Shares Carols During The Holidays
GetSetUp Shares Carols During The Holidays

GetSetUp helps older adults reach their full potential in a socially interactive online learning environment. For the holidays over 75 participants joined for carols and

Spend Your Holidays Learning With GetSetUp
Spend Your Holidays Learning With GetSetUp

This holiday season come celebrate with GetSetUp. Our virtual community is hosting classes, social hours, and fun events throughout the holiday season.

Learn How Shirley Has Gone From GetSetUp Learner To GetSetUp Guide
Learn How Shirley Has Gone From GetSetUp...

Shirley is learning new skills and helping seniors stay healthy by teaching her passion for the Hustle on GetSetUp. “I wanted to let seniors know that they can get up...

Spotlight on Donna - From Never Having Heard Of Zoom To Expert Trainer
Spotlight on Donna - From Never Having Heard

“When I first started I had never heard of Zoom, which is ironic because now I’m teaching it. I just got used to it," said Donna, a GetSetUp Guide. Plus she's learned lot

Learn How Diantha Got Past Her Initial Fear Of Computers To Go On To Use Technology Daily
Learn How Diantha Got Past Her Initial Fear..

“People have kind of bought into that conventional wisdom that older people are hopeless and naturally can’t get this tech stuff. It's not a natural part of aging to...

Get in a Festive Spirit with GetSetUp’s Holiday-Themed Series
Get in a Festive Spirit with GetSetUp’s...

Embrace the holiday season this year and enjoy GetSetUp sessions to explore the gifts of learning and sharing. Learn new skills to gather virtually and stay in touch...

Passion to Help People Leads Anjoo to GetSetUp and She’s Brimming with Ideas!
Passion to Help People Leads Anjoo to...

“GetSetUp is helping me connect and remember old skills and pick up new ones." GetSetUp allows older adults to connect with people, help each other, and be connected.

Are you prepared for #GivingTuesday?
Are you prepared for #GivingTuesday?

The season of giving is not over! This Tuesday is the National Day of Giving. Learn tips and tricks you can do to give to those less fortunate.

There Is Always Time To Connect And That Is Bringing Virgil To GetSetUp Classes
There Is Always Time To Connect And That Is..

Virgil believes that people in his age group 58-62 from any walk of life would appreciate the GetSetUp community. He thinks this is a great opportunity for people to conn

Ready to add some spice to your Virtual Events?
Ready to add some spice to your Virtual Event

10 fun ways to enjoy your next virtual meeting - make it more engaging and interactive!

Discover how SAGECents has Built an App Focused on Financial Planning for LGTB Older Adults
Discover how SAGECents has Built an App Focus

If you want help managing your financial health and want an application that doesn’t assume you have a house, marriage, and children the SAGECents app is for you. It has

At 78 Kay Is Game To Try Anything - Learn How That Is Enhancing Her Life!
At 78 Kay Is Game To Try Anything - Learn...

Learning is enhancing Kay's life to help her learn new skills and stay connected with her family even though they are miles apart.

AgeSmart is making technology classes a resource for older adults even while senior centers are closed
AgeSmart is making technology classes a resou

Area agencies on aging help to provide older adults with the resources they need to stay in their homes and communities as long as possible like online learning...

Learn how Shikha is Expanding her Social Circle through Online Learning
Learn how Shikha is Expanding her Social Circ

“Because of COVID-19 and social isolation, distance learning has become so popular. I can be in a classroom, participate, and see others participate. It is more social...

Finding Courage to Try New Things Motivates Gingy
Finding Courage to Try New Things Motivates..

“We should all try new things every day even if they scare us, but we don’t always,” said Gingy, a GetSetup Ambassador.

Meet Audrey a GetSetup Ambassador Turning the Pandemic into a Blessing
Meet Audrey a GetSetup Ambassador Turning...

“I used to apologize for being a lifelong learner, being knowledgeable, and asking a lot of questions, however — who cares now! This became an opportunity to spread my...

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...

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.

Back to School Can Get a Boost from Grandparents Contributing Remotely
Back to School Can Get a Boost from...

Older role models have been cut off from regular in-person interactions with the young minds in their lives. Many older adults dove into online classes to not only...

AgeSmart Now Offers a Customized GetSetup Learning Channel
AgeSmart Now Offers a Customized GetSetup

AgeSmart partnered with GetSetUp to pilot its own personalized Learning Channel so members can stay connected to peers in a fun, interactive, and engaging way.

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