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Summer decor updates that won’t break the bank

Looking to add a few summer interior design flourishes? Maybe it’s time to give your space a summer refresh, so that it looks the part on sunny days and cheers you up when the weather doesn’t co-operate. Think colour – zingy shades will lift your mood – and lots of greenery, plus on-trend home accessories…

Should you maintain a slower pace of life after lockdown?

Life is slowly returning to a ‘new normal’ after months at a standstill, and while the pandemic and its impact on our lives and mental wellbeing has been hard and, for many, devastating in ways, you might have found the enforced slowing down has been beneficial too. “This is a great opportunity to stop and…

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…

This is how wellbeing experts start the day

A good morning routine can set you up for the day – but where to start? Mornings can be rough at the best of times, but when it feels as though the days all roll into one – with no weekend plans or evenings out to break things up – it can be all too…

Six ways to style a snap-happy shelfie

At Platinum Skies, we provide the highest build and design quality for your home. This means you have a wonderful canvas to express yourself and put your own stamp on your property; we even have a handyman service available to help with fixtures and fittings. Such as shelves, which are having a serious interior design…

How to meditate – a beginner’s guide

Platinum Skies recognise that regular check ins with our residents help to protect the health and wellbeing of the individual and community. Our on-site Lifestyle Managers are always on hand with good advice and emotional support if needed. For many people, even before coronavirus began, meditation was a great way to try and find some balance. And now,…

How to get a better night’s sleep despite coronavirus worries

Struggling to switch off at bedtime? The recent months of lockdown have been an uncertain time for all of us. At Platinum Skies, every retirement living location has a dedicated Lifestyle Manager on hand to give advice and emotional support. Liz Connor shares an expert’s tips for getting sleep back on track during the pandemic….

Safe viewings reassure our buyers and homeowners

The gradual easing of lockdown restrictions is now making it easier for our buyers to safely view homes and complete purchases in our beautiful retirement living locations such as Poole and Salisbury. The safety of our visitors, homeowners and team remains our top priority. This means that there are now several ways that you can…

Captain Tom Moore on the secret to living a long and happy life

The soon to be Captain Sir Thomas Moore has been an inspiration to us all. At Platinum Skies, we strongly believe that age is no barrier to a vibrant and fulfilled lifestyle. Liz Connor speaks to the 100-year-old war veteran ahead of his knighthood about how his love for walking and his eternal optimism have…

Coronavirus Update

At Platinum Skies, our first priority is always to keep our homeowners, visitors and team safe. In response to the national health measures surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have been closely following advice from Public Health England (PHE) and the NHS. The government has amended the coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations to make clear that people…

The surprising health and fitness benefits of golf

Core strength is key for a good swing. Recently many have had to rely on YouTube workouts or virtual fitness classes to keep going with their favourite sports and activities. For some, that’s proven tricky, as their particular sport of choice might require a certain pitch or terrain – cricket, football or golf, for example….

How to hold your own wine tasting at home

Opening a window to the wine world is easier than you think… At Platinum Skies, many of our retirement living locations have fantastic bistro and communal dining facilities. In fact, there’s often a social event occurring where you can raise a glass with friends and fellow homeowners. If you’re a social drinker, these can be…