1. Connecting Senior Citizens Through Education with Lawrence Kosick Dr. Ron Kaiser 40:14

The last couple of years, if anything, forced all of us to be more active in the digital world. Accessing grocery stores, banks, or even family gatherings digitally became part of the routine of almost everyone. Still, many of us in the second half-century of our lives struggle a bit with the online world, and we look for alternatives to it to avoid feeling the uncomfortable sensation of not knowing basic stuff like accessing a website, posting a picture, or joining a virtual room. 

Our guest, Lawrence Kosick, after a formidable career building and leading enterprise technology business and sales teams, decided to create GetSetUp, a company dedicated to re-skilling Seniors who then teach other Seniors to find their way around in the digital world.  


We delve into GetSetUp’s origins, what motivated Lawrence to create it, and the platform’s remarkable expansion, from the variety of topics they teach to the numerous countries and languages they cover. We talk about GetSetUp’s mechanics and how users can access it and participate in any of the more than a hundred daily classes. Lawrence also spoke about how some learners end up becoming teachers or guides of the platform after taking a class, the importance of employing Seniors to teach to generate a specific kind of response in students, and he described the wide variety of courses we can find in the platform. 

Tune in to Episode 129 of REJUVENAGING® and discover the perfect place to learn new skills, make friends, and gain confidence in our digital skills. 

Some Questions I Ask:

  • How did you manage to transition from the tech field to the adult education area? (3:58)
  • Let’s get into the mechanics of GetSetUp. How does it work? Do people go to class at a particular time? Is it on demand? (8:49)
  • How do people enroll in this? Do you just go to the website and pick and choose classes? (29:28)

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • About Lawrence’s realization of the struggle of older adults with basic tech stuff and his decision to contribute in the field (7:28)
  • We learn better and more by doing than by watching and listening (10:04)
  • Lawrence shares some stories of students deciding to become guides in the platform (17:10)
  • How GetSetUp became international and gained dozens of teachers and students around the world almost unintendedly (23:15)


  • GetSetUp website
  • GetSetUp phone number: +1 (888) 559 1614

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Ron Kaiser, Ph.D. Psychologist, Educator, Author, Podcaster

Ron Kaiser, Ph.D., is a positive health psychologist, coach, author, podcaster, educator, consultant, and speaker. He has been in practice for more than five decades, including 25 years as Director of Psychology at the world-famous Jefferson Headache Center at Thomas Jefferson University. As an innovative thought leader in the field, he has developed the concepts of THE MENTAL HEALTH GYM, GOAL-ACHIEVING PSYCHOTHERAPY (GAP), THE TYPE P PERSONALITY, and REJUVENAGING®.