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Allegany County Announces GetSetUp

05 03 21 OFA Announces GetSetUp Press Release

Do you need help figuring out your cell phone?  Do you want to learn how to zoom with your grandkids?  How about doing Yoga in your living room?

GetSetUp is an online learning platform for active older adults, age 50 and over, to learn new skills, connect and share with peers in small groups, and unlock new life experiences.  Classes are taught by older adults from across the world.  Whether you are looking to get better at using technology, or have a specific project in mind, there is something on GetSetUp for you.  There are 350 classes available in the categories of Aging in Place, Communication, Creativity, Financial Planning, Health and Wellness, Hiring and Jobs, Social Hours, Social Media and Technology.

So, whether you want to join a class on Get Started with Zoom for Beginners, iPhone Basics, Coping with Stress Using Music & Movement, Organizing Files on Your PC, Strengthen & Stretch with Slow Flow Yoga, Line Dancing, Creating Morning Routines for a Better Day or Excel Basics, there are new things to learn and new skills to unlock for older adults across Allegany County.

New York State Office for the Aging and the Association on Aging in New York have collaborated to provide this outstanding opportunity for the older adults in New York.  They have purchased 50,000 learning units and these will be available to the Office for the Aging’s on a first come first serve basis.

If you are interested in accessing this amazing platform of skills and knowledge at no cost to you, register at https://www.getsetup.io/partner/nystate and use the coupon code of NYSTATE to waive your fee for paid classes.  Once all 50,000 learning units across NYS have been used, this coupon code will expire.

If you have a skill or knowledge that you would like to share with other older adults by instructing a class, you may contact GetSetUp for more information.