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Seniors Are Learning Helpful Tech Skills—Like Online Grocery Shopping—via Getsetup

Jake Rossen
Getsetup connects seniors with instructors to help them navigate online resources.
Getsetup connects seniors with instructors to help them navigate online resources. / Courtesy of Getsetup
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As a result of the COVID-19 health crisis, some senior citizens are finding themselves getting a crash course in things like online grocery shopping, online health care enrollment, social media, and other tech chores they may not have anticipated encountering. Now, a new startup can assist.

Getsetup is offering over 40 online courses that take members through a variety of topics, from joining a Zoom meeting to online bill payment to pharmacy delivery. The courses are taught by fellow seniors and many are free. Other courses, like learning how to use LinkedIn, have a nominal $10 fee.

Getsetup is currently offering a Mother’s Day special for $59 that includes an initial consult, five premium classes, and three months of access. Skills taught include learning to identify suspicious emails, navigating Google Calendar, and using Facebook, among others. A Getsetup guide will telephone users to help them through the process. Group and one-on-one classes are available.

According to a Getsetup press release, the company is aiming to impart skills that have become essential amid the quarantine climate as well as foster a sense of community for seniors who may otherwise be spending much of their time alone.

For more information, you can visit the site or call 1-888-704-3814.

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