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 more than 4.6 million older adults in 160 countries stay mentally and physically fit, creates economic opportunities through jobs and reskilling, 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. Learn more at www.getsetup.org.
Learners’ mental engagement improved by an average of 26%, which helps reduce the risk of premature dementia. In addition to that, 31% of Learners rated their physical health as very good or excellent after becoming members of the community, compared to just 7% before joining. Better physical health in later life can help prevent falls, increase blood flow to vital organs, and be a mood lifter warding off issues like depression.
Motivation went up by an average of 28%, with some Learners stating a 90% improvement after joining the community. This, along with an average increase of 29% in self-development and an average 25% increase in tech capabilities, all support Learner’s choice to work longer or seek a new role or challenge.
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