For Christmas 2017, I received the Amazon Echo Dot. Welp, we all get busy, right? And you know, sometimes we don’t take the time to hook things/gadgets up. Finally, we took a few minutes and found it simple to get the Echo Dot working in the house yesterday. And we love it! We played some Barry White music, we got weather updates as storms kept rolling in, we got the Wall Street Journal news update, and were told “Good night, hope you had a good day!” And today we are further researching how we can operate our TV and music much more efficiently, while lowering our costs across our multiple homes.
After one day of exposure to the Echo Dot, I now see why our seniors and elderly could benefit from them. Sure, our seniors can ask questions and learn things, get weather updates quickly. But more importantly, the Echo Dot serves as a companion in the home. And a safe companion. It is listening for you to call it’s name all the time. It may be a simple, low cost way to reduce loneliness. And research proves that loneliness is a deadly thing for our seniors and elderly.
As I move forward in life, I want to ensure that our seniors and elderly are able to remain connected and feel relevant. Literally this morning, I thought about starting a business that would 1) buy, install, and sync Echo Dots for our seniors and elderly, and 2) easily educate them on “how to use the Echo Dot” in their homes. Many of our seniors and elderly are on fixed incomes, but they also enjoy listening to music, reading, watching movies, catching up on the news, etc. Why not make it REALLY easy for them, leveraging this new technology, all while potentially cutting their cable costs and enjoying an even better experience?
Making a difference is what I want to continue to do, helping others behind the scenes. How will YOU make a difference in other people’s lives?