I am an 83-year-old woman, extremely sharp, living in assisted living facility. I use an electric wheelchair, or walker for very short distances, due to spinal problems, but I do drive and go out to eat by myself at least once or twice a week. I am extremely mentally sharp - still have two jobs I love: Power of Attorney to two friends and President of my own animal rescue organization (local to international). In my spare time, I go swimming and take college courses on line. People in this facility almost all have mental issues or are extremely old and feeble. Impossible to make any friendships as a result. I am very lonely except for my cat. There are no local activities for people like me. All my friends have passed away. I have no living family. What can I possibly do to enrich my life? I don't have much time but I would give anything to have some people to talk to on a higher intellectual level about all kinds of topics. There are no activities here except for those with grammar school level minds (not for me). Any suggestions? If I had room, I'd go back to art but my studio apartment constraints does not allow for that. H E L P. Do others feel as I do? I have just about given up for good.