My grandma is 89 years old has been really bored, complains of long days. She currently lives in an independent senior community. My mom had been looking at assisted living for her, but due to the pandemic, she has decided grandma is safer where she is right now. As a family, we all agree with the decision. There are no covid cases in her building.
Its been a little rough over the last 5 months for grandma. Covid has disrupted her routine, she can be difficult, and her memory issues don't help. We decided as a family to limit in person contact with her. We keep masks on when we do see her. Because it's summer, we'll visit her and sit outside. The other issue we have is, grandma doesn't watch the national news and has no clue how bad it is right now in parts of the country.
Anyway, she's bored. Grandma won't do jigsaw puzzles, she doesn't use her blu-ray player, or read books. She likes adult coloring books and word search puzzles. My sister bought her a magazine subscription and has been sending her coloring books. Grandma is not good with technology so getting her a tablet won't help.
We need some more ideas. I know there is only so much we can do.