‘Continued desire’ for retirement living sees launch of innovative retirement living open week Over the past few months, a host of new homeowners have been welcomed into our communities. With property viewings allowed under the government’s social restrictions, we have worked hard to ensure customers can still make their home move aspirations come to life through Covid-secure in-person viewings, and remote online tours. Throughout each lockdown we have had lots of people contacting us about wanting to make the move to a happier, healthier and independent life in one of our homes, with the bonus of making friends and being able to keep in contact with the other homeowners. Retirement living open week We’re currently running an open week which ends this Sunday, January 31. At this event, over-55s can choose from a host of apartments, houses and cottages in a range of locations across the south west. In line with government policy, Covid-safe tours can be conducted in person or online from the safety and security of the viewer’s own home. Prospective buyers can book an online virtual tour of a potential new home in Poole, Sherborne and Salisbury, which are provided as part of a government-backed shared ownership scheme. Commonly known as part-buy, part-rent, the shared ownership scheme means that instead of purchasing a home outright, homeowners buy a property for typically around 50-per-cent of its full market value, freeing up money to use on other life events. Prices start at £115,000. The benefits of a retirement community Each property enables the homeowners to live independently in their own home, with the benefit of a dedicated onsite Lifestyle Manager, who organises activities for the homeowners in the communal areas, as well as providing wellbeing and practical support. David Hines, Chief Operating Officer of Platinum Skies, said: “We are seeing a continued desire amongst those most at risk to take control of their lives and find more suitable living environments. Even during these difficult times, people are still registering interest and are keen to do what they can within the rules to take their lives back and ensure that they can remain healthy, happy and active for many years to come.” Platinum Skies provides people aged 55 and over with the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a new home built with their current and future needs in mind, with the health and wellbeing benefits of living within a retirement community. Our retirement community locations Sherborne residents can move into a number of brand new luxury semi-detached and detached houses within a retirement village less than a mile away from the historic town centre. A host of luxury apartments are set to be unveiled later this year with on-site facilities set to include a bistro and bar, residents lounge and boutique hotel for the benefit of all residents. Chapters in Salisbury is located within walking distance of the city centre comprising of a mix of new apartments, cottages and houses which enjoy landscaped gardens, an onsite bistro and lounge, and activity and treatment rooms. People looking to live close to Poole town centre can take advantage of a new open-plan apartment at Esprit which offers a bistro and communal lounge. Meanwhile, Vista in Parkstone boasts stunning views over Poole Harbour enjoyed from the private balcony or terrace of a new luxury apartment, featuring a communal lounge, activity and treatment rooms, and a courtyard garden with outdoor seating. For more information and to reserve a place at our open week, call 01202 088051.