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Whiddon partners with GetSetUp to tackle social isolation for care clients

Announcement posted by GetSetUp 19 Aug 2021

GetSetUp classes will further enhance Whiddon clients' care experience by helping to improve health and wellbeing

SAN FRANCISCO, August 19, 2021 Award-winning aged care provider, Whiddon,  has partnered with GetSetUp to bring health and wellbeing classes directly to their Community Care clients. Through this partnership, Whiddon aims to further enhance their care experience by helping to improve health and wellbeing and tackle social isolation for their home care clients. 

 

GetSetUp has created a customised safe space for mature adults to learn, create, and share their wisdom. The platform helps older adults stay mentally and physically fit, creates economic opportunities through jobs and reskilling, and provides a community where people find meaning and purpose. GetSetUp classes are taught by older adults to their peers and already serve over 2 million lifelong learners globally. 

 

“We’re so excited to be partnering with GetSetUp to provide this special offering for our Community Care clients. At a time where COVID-19 is still amongst our communities and clients may be unable to attend their regular social groups, this is a great way for them to remain active, exercise their minds, and help to reduce social isolation and feelings of loneliness” says Whiddon’s Regional General Manager Community Care (Clinical Lead), Anna Maltby. 

 

“Our clients who do receive home care services, are still continuing to do the things they love where they can. From visiting their friends  or continuing a hobby, our team is there to help them achieve this in person or virtually depending on pandemic regulations. Plus the GetSetUp platform will provide additional support to help our clients to remain connected to the things they love during this time, and will remain an option for them to use even after the threat of COVID-19 is gone” says Whiddon’s Regional General Manager Community Care (NDIS & Customer Liaison) Aaron Evans. 

 

By addressing all the social determinants of health, GetSetUp is helping to tackle some of the challenges older people may face. By expanding friendship circles and creating a purpose, GetSetUp has helped many older adults feel a renewed sense of joy. This coupled with Whiddon’s excellent care services mean that older adults in their care aren’t just having their physical health needs met but also their mental and social needs as well. 

 

“Learners regularly provide feedback about how we are changing the lives of older adults by helping reduce social isolation, which is one of the leading causes of illness and death among older adults. Older adults on our platform are part of a global community with peers who are passionate about similar topics. For many learners, who are often home alone, this has made a world of difference. Now, fellow peers in positive learning environments are just a click away.”  said Lawrence Kosick, Co-Founder of GetSetUp.

 

To learn more about GetSetUp, please visit https://www.getsetup.org

 

To learn more about Whiddon, please visit https://www.whiddon.com.au

 

About GetSetUp

 

GetSetUp is a live, interactive learning platform for older adults who want to learn new skills, connect with others, and unlock new life experiences. Classes are taught by older adults and kept small to ensure everyone can actively participate. The platform helps older adults stay mentally and physically fit, creates economic opportunities through jobs and reskilling, and provides a community where people find meaning and purpose by helping each other and forming new connections. To learn more, visit https://www.getsetup.org/.


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