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Top 10 tips for planning for your retirement

The advice handed down to the younger generations is that ‘It’s never too soon to start planning for your retirement’ but it’s something that a lot of us put off. However, it can be a really good idea to start thinking about how you may wish to spend your time once you’re talking and how…

Where to eat in Poole

As well as being drenched in history and a very popular holiday destination for people near and far, Poole and neighbouring areas are famous for great cuisine, with a plethora of great eateries that are a must on your list when you visit this part of the coast. The county of Dorset prides itself in…

Best pubs in Poole, Dorset

There’s nothing better than a nice cold tipple in the warm weather to help you keep cool while you take in some of the best views that Dorset has to offer. Whether you’re in search of an old-fashioned British pub, a craft ale, a meal with friends and family, or just somewhere to grab a…

How to attract birds to your garden

The term ‘garden birds’ encapsulates any species of bird that visit our gardens. During the summer months, you are likely to hear more birds than you see, as they tend to spend their time hiding in shade and seeking out baths to cool down in. Why are gardens important for birds? Over, recent years, numbers…

Platinum Skies launches search for Taunton community cause to support

We are looking for a Taunton-based community cause to support as part of the countdown to the opening of our new independent-living apartment complex. Platinum Skies is coming to Taunton Quantock House is being constructed in Paul Street, comprising of a luxury apartment complex with purpose-built one and two-bedroom apartments for people aged 55 and…

Meet our homeowners: Charles from Sherborne

Charles Pyman, 77, moved to Sherborne in May 2021 with his Cairn terrier-whippet cross, Hinney, to live in a more accessible location for his family to visit. Why did you move to Platinum Skies’ Sherborne community? I had some family down in the west country in far end of Devon for some while but my…

Meet our homeowners: Kay from Esprit in Poole

Kay, 78, moved to Esprit in April 2021 with her red point Siamese cat, Bailey, from an alternative retirement living provider in Southampton. She purchased her one-bedroom apartment through the Platinum Skies shared ownership scheme. Why did you move to Poole? ‘The reason I moved here is because at the time I didn’t think that…

Best dog friendly beaches in Dorset

The UK is home to some of the best beaches in the world, and with the warmer weather approaching, a beach walk with your furry friend is the perfect way to kick off your summer. Dogs love to be by the seaside, so if you are looking for some inspiration for trips out, you’ll want…

Tips on how to improve your immune system as you get older

Life’s stresses and strains can often have untold consequences on your health without you realising until you become unwell or start to feel off-colour. There are many things to look out for so you can keep yourself in top shape. What are the signs of a weak immune system? Your immune system is made up…

Events in Dorset to look forward to this summer

As we move into the warmer, sunnier summer months, alongside the better weather comes a whole host of events taking place across Dorset this summer. We know that Dorset is a great place to live and these events just highlight that there is something of offer for all of the family. Each event offers the…

Platinum Skies expands the team to welcome new Sherborne Community Manager

We are thrilled to expand the team to welcome our brilliant new Community Manager to oversee our new Sherborne independent-living village. Community Manager for Platinum Skies in Sherborne Lynsey Williams has taken up the new post which involves providing practical and emotional support to the over-55s community at the top of Horsecastles Road and the…

Book a space at Quantock House independent-living community open week

Get a first look at some stunning Taunton apartments with views over the Quantock Hills during a special event taking place next month. Visit Taunton’s newest retirement development Quantock House in Paul Street will throw open the doors to visitors from Monday 5 July to Sunday 11 July for our open week. The eight-storey luxury…