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SENIOR LIVING – A Blog About the Sweetwater Lifestyle

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

How Does Daylight Savings Time Affect the Body?

Alarm clock set to Daylight Savings Time on table in front of window.

Spring-forward, fall-back. We all know the saying. But did you know that this hour difference affects more than your schedule? It impacts your health, too.  As we inch closer to March 13—Daylight Savings Time (DST)—most of us in the United States are getting ready to turn our clocks ahead an hour. What we may not… Read more

Indoor Walking Tips for Seniors

An older man and women stretching before they begin their indoor walking routine.

Many of us are familiar with the health benefits associated with walking. These may range from reducing your risk of heart disease, lowering blood pressure, or boosting mental wellness and social engagement. Most experts agree on why walking is important, but as we get older, our mobility and range of motion can become more of… Read more

Why Are Relationships Important As We Age?

A family sitting around the kitchen table celebrating a birthday together.

Happy, positive relationships play a major role in our mental and physical wellness. As humans, we crave socialization and the ability to connect with others who share our same values, passions, and circumstances. Relationships are not limited to family or spouses, however. You may have close friends, neighbors, or community church members with whom you’ve… Read more

Senior Wellness in 2022

Taking care of our bodies requires more than regular exercise and making sure we’re getting all the essential nutrients we need—though these are key pieces to the puzzle. Perhaps one of the best approaches to healthy living is making sure our “whole” body wellness is getting some TLC, too. What Is Whole Body Wellness? When… Read more

Easy Christmas Crafts for Seniors

Woman holding festive Christmas bulbs in her hands to make Christmas crafts for seniors.

These days it seems like homeowners, and even renters, are getting more creative and BIGGER with their holiday decor and lighting this time of year. And many choose to make these festive decor items at home vs. buying them at the store.  Whether you’re a family caregiver, or a senior looking to spruce up your… Read more

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