Vermont residents 60+ now have free access to GetSetUp's live interactive classes
taught by older adults for older adults to make digital learning, connection, and
exploration a reality.
Montpelier, Vermont, March 1, 2022: The Vermont Association of Area Agencies
on Aging (V4A), serving the more than 132,000 older adults aged 60+ in Vermont, 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 Vermont. The partnership provides live interactive
classes on GetSetUp by older adults for older adults from the comfort of their own
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. Older adults who learn how to utilize their tech devices to stay connected with
family, attend virtual appointments, and interact with others will age more successfully.
GetSetUp’s live interactive learning experiences range from everyday technical skills to
enrichment-focused courses on healthy cooking, virtual travel, and more.
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. Vermont’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 for the next
year. Classes promote digital literacy, socialization, health and wellness, and new
learning experiences. Plus, classes are available in multiple languages including
Spanish, Mandarin, and Hindi.
“The Vermont Association of Area Agencies on Aging is thrilled to bring this online
social engagement platform to Vermont’s older adults, and at no cost to them,” said
Mary Hayden, Executive Director of V4A. “As the pandemic has revealed, older adults
want more opportunities to socialize, learn, and improve their health and well-being
online. Our partnership with GetSetUp will provide this opportunity to Vermont’s older
“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.”
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