- Michigan: AG Nessel, Kalamazoo Prosecutor Getting Announce Sentencing in Sexual Assault Cold Cases
- Online gaming and sports betting are now live in Michigan as Sen. Hertel places first wager
- Michigan: First Circuit Court of Appeals Decision Saves Millions in Annual Funding for Schools, First Responders
Contact: Bob Wheaton, 517-241-2112
MDHHS partners with GetSetUp to help residents cope with COVID-19 separation
LANSING, Mich. – Older adults experiencing social isolation this Thanksgiving due to the COVID-19 pandemic have a new opportunity to celebrate the holiday virtually.
Through its partnership with the national education technology company GetSetUp, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Aging & Adult Services Agency is offering a series of Thanksgiving-themed social hours this week. The special classes will help older adults connect with family and friends this holiday season. This includes a special Thanksgiving social hour on Thursday. Nov. 26 at 3 p.m.
"Older adults are at greater risk for complications related to coronavirus and have had to follow public health guidelines closely, including social distancing. We believe this platform will help reduce social isolation by empowering older adults when it comes to using technology while providing a safe place to learn, grow and make friends," said Dr. Alexis Travis, senior deputy director at of the Aging and Adult Services Agency. "This Thanksgiving week, we hope older Michiganders will join some of these social hours as a safe way to engage with others and celebrate the holiday.
More on Michimich.com
- Wohler releases Dolby Atmos 3D Room Visualizer for their iAM-12G-SDI
- Sterling Heights: Mid-January Service Update
- PhaseZero Announces Integration with WHI to Improve Digital Commerce and Customer Experience for Heavy-Duty and Automotive Aftermarket Industry
- Dow named to Bloomberg's 2021 Gender-Equality Index
- Beyond Social Responsibility: Black-led Venture Funds Generate Outsized Returns, Help Close Racial Wealth Gap
In October, the Aging & Adult Services Agency announced its partnership with GetSetUp, a mission-driven company dedicated to creating economic and learning opportunities for older adults. The partnership creates a new free resource for Michiganders age 60 and over as the state continues to face the pandemic. Nearly 5,000 Michiganders have taken advantage of the free classes on the GetSetUp platform, funded in part from a grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund.
Thanksgiving theme social hours and courses include:
- The Power of Gratitude: Tuesday, Nov. 24, 3 p.m.
- Social Hour – Thanksgiving Then and Now: Wednesday, Nov. 25, 11:30 a.m.
- Social Hour – Thanksgiving Fun: Thursday, Nov. 26, 3 p.m.
- Social Hour – Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipe Swap: Friday, Nov. 27, noon.
These Thanksgiving social hours will allow people to connect with other older adults. The sessions also can help participants learn how to use technology to better connect with family and friends.
More on Michimich.com
- Brazil's ANVISA Grants Novel Food Approval for NEM® brand eggshell membrane
- CreditSnap, a next generation FinTech startup, announces strategic seed investment from multi-lender finance platform Tresl, its earliest adopter
- TCF Declares Quarterly Cash Dividends
- Michigan Teachers Chosen As State Finalists for Presidential Teaching Award
- Michigan: Recent real estate transactions improve western UP trail access
Registration is required. Classes and social hours are offered online and via telephone. To register, visit the www.getsetup.io/michigan or call 1-888-559-1614.
In addition to social hours, older Michiganders can access more than 150 free online group classes designed for and led by older adults. Popular classes include how to use a smartphone or tablet, how to use services like video conferencing, Gmail, Facebook, YouTube, as well as virtual social hours.
Information around the COVID-19 outbreak is changing rapidly. The latest information is available at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.
Latest on Michimich.com
- Three northern Michigan men arraigned in 2019 Pigeon River Country elk poaching case
- Michigan: Elder Abuse Task Force Announces New Online Trainings on the Signs of Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation
- Michigan: Gov. Whitmer announces transportation economic development grant that will improve E. Main Street in the city of Milan
- Michigan: Gov. Whitmer, MDHHS highlight state's successes in helping families gain greater access to food; Priority becomes even more important due to COVID-19
- MC Companies and Move For Hunger Announce Collaborative Effort to Fight Hunger Nationwide
- Public can comment on Michigan Dam Safety Task Force draft recommendations at online meeting Wednesday
- Michigan: Gov. Whitmer announces transportation economic development grant that will improve Three Mile Road in the city of Sault Ste. Marie
- Michigan: Gov. Whitmer announces transportation economic development grant that will improve Miller Road in the city of Kalamazoo
- Gov. Whitmer announces transportation economic development grant that will improve N. Michigan Avenue in Saginaw County's Carrollton Township
- Michigan: Gov. Whitmer announces transportation economic development grant that will improve Rickett Road in the city of Brighton
- Michigan: MSHDA Board approves resolutions for two affordable housing developments
- Michigan: Gov. Whitmer announces transportation economic development grant that will improve S. Kalamazoo Avenue in the city of Marshall
- Michigan: Gov. Whitmer announces transportation economic development grant that will improve E. Breitung Avenue in Dickinson County
- Michigan: Gov. Whitmer announces transportation economic development grant that will improve Maple Street in the city of Big Rapids
- Peninsula Fiber Network Announces Leadership Succession Plan
- Simply The Best Digital To Provide Digital Marketing Services to Urgent Home Care - Palm Beach's Leading Home Health Service
- 1-800-PACK-RAT Acquires Storage Squad, a Leader in the Student Storage Industry
- White Palms Fire Equipment Doubles Down on Online Presence By Hiring Leading Digital Marketing Company, Simply the Best Digital
- Goldfish Swim School Reflects on Historic Year While Expanding with Single & Multi-Unit Partners in 2021
- Consumers Energy Provides $3 Million to Help Michigan Residents with Energy Bills