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Living (and Aging) Well With Technology

June 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Technology can be so frustrating and even more so if you have physical or cognitive limitations. This session will review the many ways you can help yourself and your family use existing everyday technologies — with much less frustration — to improve the quality of life. Intelligent assistants such as the Amazon Echo’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri can help keep you connected with simple voice commands. Erin Byrne from TechMoxie will discuss how we have used these devices with great success to help clients with physical limitations such as Parkinson’s or cognitive impairment. Voice commands are often much easier (and less frustrating) than navigating the many layers of a smartphone app or computer. Learn ways to use intelligent assistants to use their voice to send text messages, make phone calls, turn lights on/off, unlock doors, listen to radio and even play audio books. We will also discuss privacy considerations that may impact your clients and families.


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Helping Hands University Park
Explorations on Aging College Park
Neighbors Helping Neighbors – College Park


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