Case Study: ElderSource and GetSetUp work together to reduce social isolation

Liz Miller

Case Study: ElderSource and GetSetUp work together to reduce social isolation

What is GetSetUp?

GetSetUp helps those over 55 learn new skills, connect with others and unlock new life experiences. We partner with aging and health organizations to provide a virtual learning platform designed specifically for older adults that can be offered as a benefit to their communities.

The Challenge

  • Combating social isolation
  • Distance, access & diversity
  • Creating equity in aging
  • Engage with 12k+ residents aged 60+

The Solution

ElderSource, the Area Agency on Aging for Northeast Florida, partnered with GetSetUp as part of a joint program with local organizations and community-based senior centers. All older adults were provided with a safe and empowering virtual community to learn and practice technology skills. Plus they had access to classes to learn about health and wellness, fitness, explore their hobbies, and much more.

Key Questions

1. How do local areas combat social isolation in older adults by creating a community to foster mental and physical well-being?

2. How can aging services provide equity for diverse communities with varying levels of access to connectivity?

3. How do aging services create equity in aging by overcoming a fear of technology and bridging the gap in access to devices?

Benefits

  • Reduced social isolation through education
  • Expanded connection with friends, family, and the community
  • Increased knowledge to improve mental & physical wellness
  • Improved older adults’ ability to live independently
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