Video chat with others: Though talking on the phone lets you communicate with family and friends, video chatting is on another level. You can see and hear them, and they feel more present. It's great for talking with people you can't physically meet often. If you have a computer with a webcam or an Android phone or tablet, maybe use Skype. Or if you have an Apple iPhone or iPad, use the FaceTime app. When my daughter is home and has nothing to do, she's usually on video chat with a friend.
Watch YouTube Videos: The TV can be boring. You're pretty limited to what type of content and shows you can watch. But video sharing sites like YouTube.com allow you to search for and watch videos on pretty much any topic imaginable. Maybe search for videos on gardening, classic cars, cooking, or even funny topics like jokes, pranks or standup comedy. This is another technology my kids, and many others these days, use on a daily basis.
Play games on your phone or computer: Windows comes with some card games installed and ready to play, but there are many more games you can download. And smartphones and tablets don't usually come with any games installed. So, consider installing some. Maybe try cross-word puzzles, trivia games, or even the popular Pokemon Go game if you're really adventurous.
Play active games on a TV: You don't have to be a couch-potato to play games. There are some active video game systems, like the Nintendo Wii, Xbox Kinect, and the PlayStation Move. These all have a special sensor controller or camera that tracks your movements, so you can physically interact with the games. Perhaps play some table tennis, try boxing, dancing, Zumba, and much more. These allow you to utilize technology while moving and being active.
If you need help get started with any of these, grab someone who has used them before, usually someone from the younger generation. Or call a computer and IT services company like mine for assistance.