Yes, being retired, unemployed, or under-employed generally gives one the time to solve way more puzzles than everyone else. I don't have that kind of time now (yeah! better paycheck!), but I still find a little time each day to unwind and give my neurons a work-out. I say everyone should play as long as they're having a good time. If being here makes you stressed because you should be doing something else, go do that thing. This is a hobby. Life is out there, waiting to be lived.
Hope your mom likes her new place.
Slotted spoons don't hold much soup. - Stephen Sondheim