May 31, 2018
CYPRESS, TX–Civitas Senior Living, Capitol Seniors Housing and CT Home are partnering to enrich the lives of the active senior residents at Park Creek Independent Living by piloting the use of Amazon’s Alexa, a virtual assistant, in each resident apartment. Park Creek Independent Living, located in Cypress, Texas, is a vibrant and diverse community of seniors who want the best of the best for their golden years.
CT Home chose Park Creek Independent Living as the ideal location for a pilot of this sort because Civitas Senior Living, Park Creek’s management company and Capitol Seniors Housing, the ownership group behind Park Creek, are known as innovators in the senior living space.
“CT Home is excited to partner with Civitas Senior Living in creating a unique and value-driven experience using Amazon’s Alexa specifically geared towards seniors,” said Leon Coe, co-Founder of CT Home. “Together, we are providing the first scaled use of Amazon’s Alexa technology in Texas for senior living. This technology is easy to use and creates an engaging and positive experience for Civitas residents. I am confident that our partnership will focus on building upon one another’s strengths to enhance the living experience of the senior residents.”
Any Park Creek resident who chooses to participate in the pilot program receives a complimentary Alexa device. Residents can use the devices to set reminders, stay connected with family and friends, get updates on news or sports, and even keep up with Park Creek’s activities and dining options.
It is the goal of the program to enable residents to maintain their independence and freedom, while ensuring they are as connected as they like to their personal network, fellow residents, and the great programming at Park Creek. The pilot seems to be succeeding beautifully. Resident Ruth Adams reported, “I am so thrilled to have Alexa. I have one in every room of my apartment!”
Park Creek Independent Living will host a Summer Open House themed, “Say Hello to Active Senior Living,” showcasing Alexa and other amenities on Thursday, July 26, from 4 to 6 p.m. All active seniors, aged 55 and up, are welcome to attend and bring their families and friends. “We encourage seniors to think about all they could accomplish with a virtual assistant in their home, as well as the added sense of security offered when they know that help is only a word away,” Cooper Vittitow, Civitas’ Chief Operating Officer, said. “We are looking forward to introducing this program to our independent living communities nationwide.”