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