Key Takeaways:

Retirement often marks the beginning of a new chapter in one's life. For Darlene, a 75-year-old retiree with a passion for learning, this chapter has become an inspiring tale of empowerment and personal growth. What makes Darlene's journey even more remarkable is the partnership between GetSetUp and the Sacramento Area Agency on Aging 4, allowing older adults like Darlene to access invaluable resources and classes at no additional charge to them.

"Now that I am retired, I have time, and I like learning new things,"

she states, reflecting on her desire for continuous self-improvement. However, like many others, she wasn't sure where to begin.

Her path to empowerment began when she heard about GetSetUp through a podcast by Career Pivot, an organization dedicated to helping individuals navigate career transitions. Intrigued by the concept, Darlene decided to take a look.

The variety of classes offered by GetSetUp proved to be one of its greatest benefits for Darlene.

"I felt like a child in a candy shop. I didn’t know how many classes there were. Once I saw the variety, I didn’t know which one to start with," she emphasizes.

Whether she was delving into AI or learning about travel, Darlene found the platform to be a versatile resource that catered to her desire for ongoing education. Through GetSetUp, Darlene discovered a world of opportunities beyond traditional learning. 

"I’d like to start my own business as a Life Coach, and I think Marketing classes on GetSetUp would be very helpful."

The platform's emphasis on entrepreneurial skills and professional development opens doors for older adults looking to make the most of their retirement years.

However, Darlene's journey isn't just about education and community. She praises the rapport between instructors and students, noting that the relationships formed during classes are an unexpected yet heartwarming aspect. GetSetUp, in collaboration with the Sacramento Area Agency on Aging 4, is not just offering classes; it's creating a space for growth, community, and the pursuit of lifelong learning.

Oct 4, 2023
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