It breaks my heart to hear her loneliness. TV is not enough. She does not want senior center or facilities. She lives with me full-time. What other activities can you think of that would be distracting. I tried Scrabble - not interested, not really able to focus enough. I tried computing - she likes to read the large print so this is good for 1/2 hour.
She loves stacking and sorting, so I have bins of buttons that are different shapes and sizes. She will spend a considerable amount of time stacking checkers. She plays with the scrabble tiles, making names she knows.
Lots of markers and crayons that she will play with for short periods of time.
I found a twisty toy on Amazon.com that she loves and she will fiddle with that for a time. She also likes twisting a rubix cube believe it or not.
And of course the puzzles although those are starting to become too hard, so I do the outside and she does the last few pieces. And we talk about the picture.