Who or what is Alexa? Alexa is the language service of Amazon. It comes via one of the Amazon Echo products to your home. It can play music and audiobooks, control other smart devices in your home such as light switches and thermostats, retrieve information, news, weather and more with just your voice!
In June, Soundmind staff members came to Chelsea's Senior Planet Exploration Center to provide senior planet members with a five-part workshop series on how Alexa can help people in their homes as virtual assistants. Soundmind developed Memory Lane an app that allows people to interact with Alexa. It's free and can be downloaded to personal devices.
Senior Planet Launches Tech of the Month Series in July
Following these successful workshops, Senior Planet is pleased to launch its "Tech of the Month" at the Chelsea Exploration Center, starting with Alexa in July.
Want to know more about how Alexa can help you in your home? Visit the Exploration Center anytime in July and try it out! We will have a number of home smart devices that you can control via Alexa. And of course you can ask her about news, request your favorite music … or just chat with her!
Alexa is smart and gets smarter every day. Watch the video below to find out more about how she can help you at home: