3 surprisingly fun & clever ways to use Alexa with seniors

#1. Seniors love talking to their kids and grandkids -- and Alexa makes it so easy

With Alexa, your seniors can make and receive phone calls without getting up or having to hold the phone to their ear. And with an Echo Show, you can do video calls with them too.

Pro Tip: Alexa drop in is also a great way to easily say hi to your senior and make sure they're doing well. It works like a two-way intercom between you (either through your Alexa app or on an Echo speaker) and another Echo speaker.

#2. Seniors love that Alexa can warm up their bed at night

Electric blanket + Alexa plug = magic. Everyone knows that seniors are more sensitive to cold temperatures. Set up an Alexa routine that turns on the Alexa plug (along with the blanket) every night a little before their bedtime. A second Alexa routine can turn the plug off every morning.

#3. Seniors appreciate companionship, and Alexa can provide some

While Alexa is still far from human, she has some notable features that can make seniors feel special and cared for. Try setting up a morning Alexa routine for your senior that turns up the heat and gives a weather and news update. And to go along with that, add an evening routine that turns the heat down and lights off and prompts Alexa to tell your senior a fun fact or story.

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