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We will be keeping it up to date as new advice is published by the government, the safety and health of our residents, customers and staff is our top priority

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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 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…

7 retro iced desserts to cool down with now

Puddings today just don’t compare to the puddings you likely had as a child. As long as you didn’t have a parent who handed you an apple and considered it dessert (we feel for you), the finale of a meal could actually be quite spectacular – especially when it came from the freezer. Aside from…

Six perfect drinks for a sunny day

The temperatures are soaring and it’s a golden 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 socially-distanced drink with friends. You can make the most of fresh air and a blue sky, all…

The 8 emotional stages of coping in a heatwave

Summer is officially here, and temperatures are predicted to reach scorching levels. But a heatwave can be quite a roller coaster when it comes to your mood. At Platinum Skies, are retirement properties are designed to be light and airy. With private balconies and extensive communal gardens. But for many, the scorching summer months can…

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…