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It’s been a tough few months for everyone living with the lockdown measures, but Platinum Skies have met the challenge head on. Our on-site Lifestyle Managers continue to do a fantastic job with dedicated support for our homeowners in these difficult times.  Whether it’s through special ‘socially-distanced’ music performances, opera, VE Day celebrations or weekly…

Stamp duty cuts make it the perfect time to move

It’s been a monumental week for the property market, with the Government’s decision to drastically cut stamp duty. This is good news for our customers giving them the extra confidence needed to take the exciting step of owning a Platinum Skies home. With the property market reinvigorated after the recent months of lockdown, there’s never…

10 extremely bizarre things you never knew about your own body

At Platinum Skies, our homeowners like to keep themselves in shape with many different regular exercise classes such as  ‘socially-distanced’ pilates classes organised by on-site Lifestyle Managers. We strive to help you better understand the best practices for health and wellbeing in retirement. No matter your age, we still have much to learn about the staggering complexity…

6 perfect drinks for a sunny day

Say what you will about another weekend of social distancing, BUT on a brighter note, the temperatures are set to soar, providing a good opportunity to make the most of your balcony or precious outdoor green space. At Platinum Skies, many of our retirement living locations have extensive communal spaces and bistro facilities where you can enjoy a coffee…

Hospital cleaners share top tips for keeping your home virus-free

It’s always nice to have a clean home – and right now, home hygiene is especially important. Although it’s unclear exactly how long the Covid-19 virus lingers on surfaces – and the risk of infection depends on lots of things, including the type of surfaces contaminated and the amount of virus shed – but keeping…

7 ways to help people who may be suffering with loneliness

Social distancing and the impact of lockdown has meant an increase in the number of people longing for some sort of connection with others. Research by The Co-op and the British Red Cross from before the coronavirus crisis, found more than nine million people in the UK were either always or often lonely. But that figure…

10 ideas for a self-care day at home

At Platinum Skies, we understand the benefits of taking time to look after yourself. Many of our retirement living locations have treatment rooms and visiting massage and pampering experts. According to researchers, investing in self-care can help us to reduce stress, improve our emotional health and have an overall better quality of life. Self-care is essentially…

Men’s Health Week: Five heart-healthy foods

Heart disease is still the world’s biggest killer. As men get older, heart health becomes a major priority. Not only are heart disease and stroke the leading causes of death globally, but experts say that they’re more likely to affect men than women too. “The average human heart pumps around 9,000 litres of blood around the…

Quiz: Can you match these 20th century events to their decades?

A global trip down memory lane.
It’s already strangely difficult to remember a time before coronavirus, though we’ve been assured that there was one. The headlines have very rarely been dominated so wholly by a single topic, but a dip into the history books reveals a sizeable supply of world-changing happenings in recent(ish) years….

8 bizarre facts you never knew about dogs

No other animal inspires the same devotion as the dog (sorry, cat people), and there’s any number of reasons why dogs are, at least by number of households, the most popular pets in the world. At Platinum Skies we welcome pets, because we know how much joy and wellbeing benefits they bring to our vibrant…

10 calming hobbies to take up now

Keep stress at bay with these mindful pursuits. Keeping yourself busy is easier said than done at the moment. After the umpteenth week staring slack-jawed at Netflix, taking part in repetitive Zoom quizzes and idly tapping through everyone else’s social media, things can start to feel a bit ‘Groundhog Day’. What you really need is…

11 reasons we’re really missing restaurants right now

Remember when you could just wander into a restaurant, sit down, and get fed? We miss it too. At Platinum Skies, many of our retirement living locations have extensive communal spaces and bistro facilities where you can enjoy a coffee with friends and a wide-selection of nutritious meals. We can’t wait to re-open these facilities and are awaiting new…