Aging With Voice

Tips and Tutorials for Voice-Activated Living

for older adults, families and all who may assist with care

How To Use Alexa

Tips and Tutorials for Voice-Activated Living

for older adults, families and all who may assist with care


Do You Have A Mom Light?

(or Dad, or Grandma…)


Get Started: 10 Things To Do First

part 2


Alexa BluePrint - Upcoming Series

Coming Soon



Alexa Blueprints Series

Alexa Blueprints for your home   Amazon recently launched what is called Alexa Blueprints. In a nutshell, Alexa lets anyone create their own custom Alexa Skill with Alexa Blueprints. I'll be doing a full series on how to create different types of blueprints for your...

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Safety Tips for Home

Check Safety Hazards To Prevent Falls - First, an initial note here as this post is not Alexa-specific, but I believe is a topic that bears mentioning to the Marvee audience. (We will be adding a checklist to our suite of health and wellness Alexa Skills over the...

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What’s The Weather?

Planning An Outdoor Activity? -   Summer is upon us and it is fantastic to be able to say "Alexa" what's the weather this weekend?" and Alexa responds with the weekend forecast. However, there are times when Alexa gets it wrong..... or is it us? I just asked Alexa for...

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Alexa, Are You Ready? (Hurricane Re-Post)

Another Hurricane Season Approaches As a new year brings with it the annual hurricane season, I thought I would repost, for a re-read, an earlier post on my experience during Hurricane Irma last year.  Hopefully 2018 will be a peaceful, storm-free year,...

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Happy Mothers Day

We honor all moms! Mom's are special. Mom's gave us life. Mom's are often selfless, even when we are unaware or don't think so. Mom's are our protectors Mom's teach us that tough love is valuable Mom's have our back, even when we're wrong! Mom's get up early to help...

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Reminders To Take Your Medicine – Hmmm

Can You Set Alexa to Remind You To Take Your Medicine? I've had several folks mention they are using "Reminders" as a way to remember to take their medicine. I think this is a great feature as a redundant practice to take your meds. However, I don't believe anything...

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Do You Have A Mom | Dad | Grandma Light?

And then there was light One of the first things we did after setting up the Echo for mom, and gaining some initial use was to become a "Connected Home". Whether connecting to devices like SmartThings, Wemo or Hue, we added not just lifestyle ease but safety was first...

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How To Set Up Your Default Music Services

Let's Play Some Tunes! Once you register your device to your Amazon account, you automatically have access to your Amazon Music library and Audible library. We all most likely have a favorite music library or streaming stations we listen to. With Alexa, you can choose...

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Device Decisions

The Growing Echo Line Up Amazon now has a bevy of devices seemingly to try to fit into the many niches of our lives. But it certainly can be a bit confusing for consumers to decide which device to purchase, even when buying more than one.  So let's start at the...

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Guides, Tutorials & Cheat Sheets

Voice Command Guide

Here’s a cheat sheet of common voice commands


Light Ring Color Guide

We can al use a guide to the many ring light colors on the Echo device.


Bonus Tips For You

We’ve put together a a compilation of top tips to guide you on your voice journey.


Alexa Calling Cheat Sheet

Print a cheat sheet to personalize call commands


Play Some Music Cheat Sheet

Print your personalized cheat sheet for your music favorites!


Smart Home Cheat Sheet

Print out to remember your device names and commands


Alexa Skills To Try


Send a daily I’m Ok

Women Pioneers

Women with Impact

Be Positive

Short inspirations

Senior Moments

Laugh Out Loud

Be Thankful

for the Little Things

Mayo Clinic

First Aid information

Question Of The Day

A new trivia question every day


Great for listening to podcasts

Would You Rather


Price Is Right

Game: Guess the price!

Millionaire Quiz Game


Sleep & Relaxation

Sweet Dreams!

American Express

Make a payment, what’s my balance?

Campbell's Kitchen

Yummy Recipes


Need a ride?

Heart Association

How do I perform CPR?

Have a Marvelous Day!

Enjoy using your voice!