We live in Aston, Pa and although mom can drive during the day, she has trouble walking and getting around. (Bad knees/back, etc.) She went to the Surrey house in Media one time and did not like it. It's been almost 6 months since my dad died and she is lost- My husband (and grown children who stop by) are the only forms of socializing. I'm finding that she'd losing her social/conversation skills as it builds up all day until we return from work.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
What about volunteering? My aunt was a teacher's aide in an elementary school in her 80s. She listened to kids read, she read to them, and mostly, she says, she dispensed hugs. A local school district invites seniors in to pair up with junior high students and teach them cribbage. I don't know what is available in her community, but there is bound to be a range of activities she could get into. Help her research them.
Trouble walking is an issue she'll have to work around. Being able to drive during the day is a real asset. Good luck as you help her adjust to this part of her life journey!