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Old 10-19-2020, 11:12 AM
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Alexa and Siri Recently I inquired here about an Echo Show for my elderly friend. I went a different route. I gave him my iPad mini and bought myself a new one . My old one was about 4 years old and the new one has more gigabytes. I also purchased him an Echo Dot ($20 on Prime day!) I got him all set up today. We practiced Face Time (he can just use Siri) and the teacher in me wrote brief, but concise cheat sheets for him, and I did the “I do. We do. You do” method :. He gave his old iPad (a cast off of mine) to his daughter who babysits his great grandson. I hope she can get it set up so he can FT with them also.

For the Dot it is set up so he can listen to daily bible readings. He was excited to be able to ask how to spell words because he has a cousin he wants to write to but doesn’t because of spelling. He also plans to use it to set timers. I just hope he remembers to use it because he does have some memory problems.

We are planning to try Face Time tonight. Fingers crossed it goes well and he gains some confidence in its use.


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Old 10-19-2020, 11:34 AM
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What a wonderful kindness! I hope he gets great pleasure out of using it and I especially hope he writes to his cousin.
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Old 10-19-2020, 11:36 AM
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That's very sweet of you to help him out.
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Old 10-19-2020, 11:50 AM
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What a great story. You are wonderful!
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Old 10-19-2020, 01:25 PM
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You are a wonderful person. I like how you are adding joy to his life.


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Old 10-19-2020, 01:35 PM
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There is a place in heaven for you. Your actions warm my heart.
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Old 10-19-2020, 01:36 PM
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That's so sweet! Let us know how it goes.
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Old 10-19-2020, 01:48 PM
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You are a good friend!
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Old 10-19-2020, 05:47 PM
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He successfully called me tonight and also told me he wrote a letter to his cousin and used Alexa for a few words . He also played a solitaire game I had downloaded on it. My goal is for him to be able to stay mentally active.
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