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SENIOR LIVING – A Blog About the Sweetwater Lifestyle

How to Outsmart the Summer Heat

Adult son wiping the sweat off his elderly mother's forehead from heat.

As states throughout the country continue to experience mid-to-high 90° degree days, finding ways to beat the heat is on everyone’s mind. But no one wants to spend the remainder of summer cooped up in a home with the windows closed and the AC cranked up high.  Instead, many of us would rather explore the… Read more

Retirement Home vs. Nursing Home

An elderly couple playing chess in their retirement home.

Choosing where you’ll spend your retirement years is a personal decision that depends on several factors. Maybe you find that your current home is too big to upkeep on your own. Or perhaps you’d rather live in an area that’s closer to your grandchildren, so you can watch them grow up. Whatever the reason for… Read more

Summer Reading List for 55 & Older

Senior woman sitting in chair while reading a book.

Is there anything better than sitting outside on a warm summer day, basking under the sun with a good book in hand? We certainly don’t think so. And if the weather does get too hot outside, you can always come back in to cool down on the couch and once again immerse yourself in a… Read more

What You Need to Know About Hip Replacements

It may surprise you to learn that surgical hip replacement is a very common operation performed in the United States. In fact, it’s reported that 370, 000 hip replacement procedures happen each year. As with other joints in the body, your hip (which is also a joint) is prone to natural wear and tear (as… Read more

Alzheimer’s Longest Day Event

Purple balloon against a yellow background.

Annually, on the longest day of the year, we do more than celebrate the first day of summer. We join thousands across the country to help raise funds and spread awareness to support the ongoing research and care of the Alzheimer’s Association.  You might know that June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. You may… Read more

Arthritis in Seniors

Older senior woman with arthritis holding yoga mat

In honor of Arthritis Awareness Month, we wanted to share some interesting facts, resources, and lifestyle tips to help you learn more about this condition, and what you can do to find relief for yourself or a loved one. Facts about Arthritis Arthritis affects more than 50 million Americans. Although it’s very common to develop… Read more

Best Podcasts for Seniors in 2022

Three elderly women listening to podcast on laptop.

New to podcasts? Great news! You’re in for a real treat. Affectionately coined “radio’s younger sibling”, podcasts allow you to tune into a variety of topics that pique your interest—whenever the mood strikes you. Unlike radio shows, podcasts are pre-recorded and typically cater to a particular genre, theme, or industry. That means whether you like… Read more

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