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Monterey Show Home Opening in Christchurch

We have already had so much interest in our retirement apartments in Christchurch so we are thrilled to be announcing the opening of our pre-launch Show Home for Monterey. 1. Show Home & bookings The Show Home will be open from the 21st February, Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm, so what are you waiting for? Book your VIP…

Christmas Events near Christchurch 2016

Christchurch is home to our Monterey property of exclusive one and two bedroom retirement apartments. It’s a great community which Monterey sits at the heart of and is especially magical around this festive time of year! There are a host of local Christmas events to attend and we’ve picked some of our favourites below: CADArts…

Activities to take up during autumn

The colder months definitely bring on a desire for hibernation. Everyone loves to turn the heating up, put on some warm woollies and snuggle under a blanket with a cuppa. At this time of year it’s tempting to resort to watching TV as your main activity. Although we love TV, and keeping up with your…

Things to do with the family during the autumn

Don’t leave a leaf unturned! Have you noticed how the grand-kids just can’t stop themselves from picking up those crunchy red and brown leaves when you take them on a walk during autumn? Then you get home and they refuse to relinquish said leaves to the outdoors and insist on carrying them round the house?…

Platinum Skies top tips for preparing for winter if you are over 55

Here at Platinum Skies the seasons are changing and we thought we’d put together a post on how to prepare for the winter ahead. Have a look below at our top tips: Remember your extremities It’s easy to forget that keeping your extremities covered and warm to protect them against exposure can do a great…

Learning doesn’t have to stop at retirement!

For many of us, there are lots of things we wished we had learned. We may never have had the chance at school, college or university. Life happened and learning took a back seat to paying the bills, raising the kids and getting on with things. Retirement is a fresh start! When you live in…

Sports for over 50s – there’s golf and then there’s…

Are you looking for something to keep you active, mobile and healthy which you can do right through retirement? Being active is essential not only for your physical health but also for your mental well-being. But it can be hard, as you get older, to find sports which are easy on joints and other parts…

Have you ever shabby-chic’d? Quirky arts & crafts for older people

“When you are older, you realise that everything else is just nothing compared to painting and drawing.” David Hockney There’s never a better time to let your artistic flag fly than when you’re retired and if David Hockney, one of Britain’s greatest living artists says it’s true, then it must be! It’s not all about…

Planning your Retirement can mean more than just Money in your Pocket

You’re unique so your retirement will be unique too. The one thing that will be shared amongst most people is thinking about the cost and financial implications of retirement. It might not be the most fun consideration, but it’s wise to try and map out your retirement plan. There’s another thing that people sometimes don’t…

Public Gardens and Space to enjoy in Christchurch

So, the seed of curiosity has been planted and you’re thinking about making Christchurch your home. But what does this pretty little town have to offer and will the lifestyle be a positive choice for you? At Platinum Skies, our properties are built in areas that perfectly complement the relaxing and peaceful ethos we promote….

Retirement Living and the Great Outdoors

What surroundings do you live in? Does your neighbourhood consist of grey stoic buildings without character or interest? If this sounds familiar then you’ll know how cathartic it can be to go away on holiday and be greeted with interesting places to explore, parks, local attractions and lovely towns. Retiring in great places Now, imagine…