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New technologies and services unveiled to make aging in place easier

January 1, 1970

Two of the biggest names in home electronics  separately rolled out services and technology Wednesday aimed at helping seniors age in place.

Best Buy announced a deal with Amazon that will allow customers to connect to Best Buy’s Lively emergency services through Alexa-enabled devices. By linking the device to the service, seniors can tell Alexa they need help and can be connected to a Lively agent who can assess the situation and get them the help they need.

“Our customers want to live independently in their homes and offering Lively Urgent Response on Alexa is a great way for them to easily and discreetly access the help they may need with a simple voice command,” David Inns, president of active aging at Best Buy Health, said in a press release.

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