Who or what is Alexa? Alexa is Amazon's language service. She comes via one of the Amazon Echo products to your home. It can play music and audiobooks, control other smart devices in your home like the light switches and the thermostat, get information, news, weather and more … with just your vote!
During the month of June, employees from Soundmind came to Chelsea's Senior Planet Exploration Center to show Senior Planet members a five-part workshop series on how Alexa can assist people in their homes as virtual assistants. Soundmind developed Memory Lane an app that helps people 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 announce its "Technology of the Month" series at the Chelsea Exploration Center, starting with Alexa in July.
If you would like to learn more about how Alexa can help you at home, visit the Exploration Center any time in July and try it out! We will have a range of smart devices at home that you can control with Alexa. And of course you can ask her about the news, request your favorite music … or just talk to 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: