Senior Connection Center announces its partnership with GetSetUp to bridge the digital divide and combat social isolation

Liz Miller

Senior Connection Center announces its partnership with GetSetUp to bridge the  digital divide and combat social isolation
Live interactive learning opportunities taught by older adults for older adults make digital learning, connection, and exploration a reality for Tampa Bay area seniors and their caregivers

Senior Connection Center, a nonprofit organization serving older adults in Hillsborough,anatee, Polk, Highlands, and Hardee counties, and GetSetUp, the largest and fastest growing virtual social learning platform designed specifically for older adults, have partnered to help bridge the digital divide and combat social isolation for residents of these counties. The partnership provides 10,000 live interactive classes on GetSetUp. 

GetSetUp's customized platform offers an interface for older adults to learn, create, and share their wisdom safely. The platform helps to address the social determinants of health by assuring older adults stay connected to the tools they need to thrive and age in place. GetSetUp's live interactive learning experiences range from everyday technical skills to enrichment-focused courses on healthy cooking, virtual travel, and more. All classes are taught live by experts who are older adults themselves. 

Through GetSetUp's custom-built video learning interface the experience has been tailored to older adults of all tech levels. The platform offers support via phone and in all classes to assist learners with technology, and includes a booking system complete with regular reminders and after-class notes. Senior Connection Center's older adults can easily connect with a safe community of over 4.4 million peers globally. Learners can choose from a catalog of over 3,000 classes that shift weekly and are available around the clock from the comfort and safety of their homes for as long as classes are available. Classes promote digital literacy, socialization, health and wellness, and new learning experiences. Older adults who learn how to utilize their tech devices to stay connected with family, attend virtual appointments, and interact with others will age most successfully. 

“Senior Connection Center (SCC) has always pursued new and innovative ways to help older adults and their caregivers maintain their independence by supporting their physical and mental health,” says Patty Suarez, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for SCC. "We are so excited to be able to offer this new, user-friendly tool, GetSetUp, to local seniors and their caregivers at no charge to them." 

Anyone age 60+ living in Hillsborough, Manatee, Polk, Highlands, or Hardee County and their caregivers can begin the GetSetup registration process by visiting the homepage of SCC's website: www.SeniorConnectionCenter.org.

"We hear learner feedback daily about how we are helping reduce social isolation, which is one of the leading causes of illness and death among older adults," said Lawrence Kosick, President and Co-Founder of GetSetUp. "Older adults on our platform find peers that are passionate about similar topics. While learners may be alone physically at times they don't have to be lonely thanks to all the friendships and connection opportunities we are creating on GetSetUp. No matter where you are, social learning with friends is just a click away.

To learn more about GetSetUp visit https://www.getsetup.org 

About Senior Connection Center 

Senior Connection Center is a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and the designated Area Agency on Aging and Aging & Disability Resource Center serving older adults, persons with disabilities, and their caregivers in Hillsborough, Polk, Manatee, Highlands, and Hardee counties. Our mission is to help older adults and persons with disabilities live with independence and dignity. Callers can reach SCC through their Elder Helpline at 1-800-96-ELDER or online at www.Senior Connection Center.org. 

About GetSetup 

GetSetUp is on a mission to help those over 55 learn new skills, connect with others and unlock new life experiences. The social learning platform helps over 4.4 million older adults in 160 countries stay mentally and physically fit, creates economic opportunities through jobs and re-skilling, and provides a community where people find meaning and purpose by sharing their knowledge and passions and forming new connections. Classes are taught by older adults on a highly interactive, custom-built video platform where older adults can connect during and in between classes. Classes are taught in English, Spanish, Hindi, and Mandarin. Learn more at https://www.getsetup.org 

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