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


An Echo Dot Wall Mount

This Dottie! I have several Echo Dots - love how portable they are, but...the power cord being visible where I have them located always bugged me. I was also concerned that over at my mother place, she might trip and fall (one in four US residents report falling each...

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Alarms, Timers and Reminders

Alexa Alarms, Reminders and Timers What's important to know Alexa alarms, timers and reminders are device specific.  The alarm, timer or reminder you set will only sound on the specific device in which you set the command. Alexa Timers Think of the Alexa Timer as you...

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Alexa Calling & Messaging

Make Calls Hands-Free!!!! You can now use your supported Echo device or the Alexa app on your mobile phone (or tablet) to call or voice message almost anyone, for free! Alexa calling and messaging works with your existing wifi connection, sending your calls and...

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Amazon Household Profiles

Alexa, What Is Household Profiles?   You can create an Amazon Household using the Alexa app or from your computer at Amazon Household allows you to share Amazon benefits with another adult, teens, and children in your household. Shared benefits are...

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Staying Connected During Hurricane Irma

Is Anyone Out There?   I've been through a few hurricanes living in Florida, but none frightened me like Hurricane Irma. Irma was headed for landfall on the west coast of Florida, aimed at Naples FL, with me directly in the path of the eye! Landfall as a CAT 4, winds...

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Do You Have A Soft Voice?

Those of us who were early adopters the Echo had the great fortune to have the Alexa Voice Remote included in our launch purchase of the device.  At first, I wasn't sure I would use it. After all, it's a remote when I can just speak and Alexa performs. However, over...

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Seniors and Alexa – SNL Skit

Some will find this video funny, some not. To us, we were floored when Saturday Night Live did the Seniors and Alexa skit back in May, 2017 - we knew the device was being adopted and was gaining mass recognition. After all, Saturday Live was putting out a skit in...

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My Favorite Echo Dot Case

Road Trip! Thought I'd share as we have multiple Amazon Echoes, Echo Dots, Taps, Fire Tablets... really anything with Alexa in it! This is my favorite case for my personal Echo Dot, which I carry with me when traveling. It's priced at $10 (50% off) currently so wanted...

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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

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!