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Vista homeowners enjoy fun and laughter at festive Christmas lunch

Our homeowners in Parkstone got together to enjoy fun and laughter during a host of festive fun at their annual Christmas lunch. Scores of over-55s who live at Vista, our independent-living community based in Mount Road, enjoyed a three-course meal, including a traditional Christmas dinner, drinks, crackers, and music. Afterwards, Mel Litchfield, Vista’s Community Manager,…

Salisbury homeowners enjoy festive fun at Chapters’ Christmas market

Our homeowners in Salisbury got together for a host of festive fun at their own in-house Christmas market. Scores of over-55s who live at our Chapters independent-living village off Wilton Road enjoyed music, drinks, mince pies and the opportunity to purchase a host of items including handmade crafts at the market. It was just one…

5 Signs & causes of Vitamin D Deficiency in Seniors

If you are feeling tired, achy, or irritable you could have a vitamin d deficiency. Find out what the main signs are, and the best ways to get vitamin d into your body. Vitamin D is vital for maintaining healthy teeth and bones, and as we grow older it’s increasingly important to make sure you…

The best Christmas Markets in Dorset & Wiltshire

Twinkling lights, mulled wine, a festive atmosphere and fabulous gifts, get ready for this years Christmas Markets. In this blog we will highlight some our our favourite Christmas Markets in Dorset & Wiltshire. The best Christmas Markets in Dorset Christmas Markets in Dorset offer a lovely festive experience that are perfect for enjoying with the…

What is independent senior living?

Independent senior living means being able to live entirely independently in later life with communal spaces to socialise and connect with your neighbours. We have a vast selection of homes and apartments for over 55’s at Platinum Skies. What are the benefits of independent living? An antidote to loneliness About one-third of seniors live by…

Elderly Drivers: When to stop driving

Believe it or not, there’s no legal age at which you must stop driving in the UK. It’s up to the individual to decide when they should stop if they don’t have any medical conditions that affect their driving. Find out in this blog how changes to your health can affect your driving and how…

Best garden centres in Wiltshire

Regardless of whether you’ve had your garden for five months or 50 years, there’s great joy to be had by spending time in the garden. It offers huge benefits to your wellbeing and there’s nothing better than buying your favourite plant or something new to spruce up your window box, patio, or small or large…

Best Restaurants in Salisbury

Salisbury is a popular Cathedral city, situated in Wiltshire just 20 miles from Southampton and 30 miles from Bath. The Cathedral is often what draws people to Salisbury, but many are surprised about how much more this historic place has to offer. Alongside its many historic links, Salisbury also offers a wealth of activities that…