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Sodexo and Connected Living introduce Alexa-based program

October 25, 2018
by I Advance Senior Care
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Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, is now offering a new "Smart Living" program for senior living residents to easily engage within their community and in the community at large by simply using their voices. The "Smart Living" program integrates Sodexo menus with Connected Living content management systems to allow residents to simply ask Alexa for community information and much more, according to a release on PR Newswire.

The new experience provides residents with Amazon Echo devices which enable senior living residents with voice first, hands free experiences with Alexa, while an Amazon Show tablet provides an easy-to-use dashboard. Residents can ask Alexa questions specific to their community, such as "Alexa, what's for lunch in the bistro next Friday?" or "What's on the events calendar today?" Residents can also control smart home devices like lights, thermostats, doorbells and music. Residents are provided with training and support on how Alexa can be used to perform a wide range of functions related to daily living.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) are modeled to promote social engagement and interaction. This program fosters greater engagement by making it easier for residents to access events and information, connect with apps and social networks online, and benefit from assistive technology in the event of age-related or other health challenges.

Read the full story at PR Newswire.

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