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How to look after your mental health in retirement

Throughout our working lives, we spend a lot of time looking forward to retirement. We think about retirement as a stage in life that will give us more time to do the things we love, without the restrictions of day-to-day responsibilities. We create the perfect picture in our minds about what we would be doing…

Platinum Skies homeowners craft paper hearts for Salisbury Cathedral display

Homeowners at our Chapters retirement community in Salisbury enjoyed getting crafty to make decorations for a special Salisbury Cathedral display. The activity room in our Chapters community, off Wilton Road, was filled with crafting homeowners who got together to create the colourful heart-shape decorations for Celebration: A Festival of Flowers, which opens today in Salisbury…

Platinum Skies hosts launch party for Quantock House Taunton community

We had a fantastic, fun filled launch event for one of our newest communities, Quantock House, at the end of April. Invited guests included our Quantock House homeowners, and stakeholders from local Taunton-based businesses who enjoyed drinks, a light lunch, and live music. The Mayor of Taunton, Cllr Sue Lees, who is visually-impaired, was our…

Platinum Skies hosts volunteering talk for train enthusiasts in Poole community

Train enthusiasts enjoyed a talk about Swanage Railway at one of our Poole independent-living communities. Volunteering opportunities at Swanage Railway Homeowners from Esprit, based in Poole town centre, and Vista, based in Mount Road, attended the talk from Jonathan Evans, Volunteer Recruitment and Retention Officer at Swanage Railway, in Vista’s homeowners’ lounge. Jonathan spoke about…

Best picnic places in Wiltshire

When the summer months are upon us, we can’t help but dream of warmer weather and spending a day at a great spot to escape our day-to-day. No day trip is made complete without a picnic, so we will run you through some of the best places to picnic in Wiltshire. 1. Stourhead Stourhead’s gardens…

Platinum Skies hosts gardening talk for green-fingered communities

Green-fingered homeowners enjoyed an illustrated talk about container gardening at our independent-living communities across Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset to welcome in the new spring season. Gardening talks at Platinum Skies Alan Down, who owned and ran a successful garden centre for 35 years, chatted to the homeowners at our Chapters, Sherborne and Quantock House communities….

Things to do with grandchildren in Taunton

With the school holidays fast approaching, we want to make sure you can look forward to spending a little more time with your grandchildren. Rain or shine, their energy is endless, so we have pulled together a selection of things to do with grandchildren in Taunton, that you can enjoy inside or out that will…

Top day trips in Somerset

Take a trip that you won’t forget, we are here to help you find your adventure! We present to you a list of ‘top day trips in Somerset’ that will help you plan for a wonderful year of fun! The South West is a wonderful part of the United Kingdom, with much to explore in…

Retired community invited to listen to gardening talks

Members of the local community are invited to enjoy two gardening talks at our over-55s independent-living communities starting next week. Gardening talks by Alan Down Alan Down, who owned and ran a successful garden centre for 35 years and has more than 50 years of gardening experience, will be speaking about container gardening during his…

Salisbury homeowners enjoy singing and dancing at Sinatra-themed evening

Our homeowners in Salisbury enjoyed a host of fun while singing and dancing together during a Sinatra-themed evening in their independent-living community. Sinatra themed evening for Salisbury homeowners Chapters, based off Wilton Road, welcomed Scott Free’s Swinging Sinatra live music show to the onsite bistro which entertained the homeowners for the night. Scott performed all…

Salisbury homeowner enjoys independence and security of Chapters community

An 88-year-old Salisbury homeowner loves the freedom and security she now experiences since buying an apartment within our Salisbury over-55s independent-living community. Finding a new start at Chapters in Salisbury Gwen Brocksom moved to an apartment in our Chapters community, based off Wilton Road, following the death of her husband after 67 years of marriage….