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Our statement on Coronavirus can be read here.

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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Free care parcels for Platinum Skies homeowners

It’s been a tough few weeks for everyone living with the lockdown measures, but we’re meeting the challenge head on. To make daily life easier we have safely delivered over 90 free care parcels to our wonderful homeowners, including those that are in self-isolation. The boxes contained a variety of essential food items such as…

Sunshine and ‘socially-distanced’ pilates at Vista!

Homeowners at Vista in Poole recently enjoyed a morning of sunshine, stretching and socially-distanced pilates! The fantastic Jodie Anne Fitness gave her regular class, but with a slight difference. Taking part from the safety of their balconies, homeowners enjoyed the fitness session that took place from the landscaped, communal garden. Pilates instructor Jodie Nielsen was…

Special music show brings party feeling to Chapters

Singing, dancing and Union Jack waving were just some of the jubilant scenes at Chapters retirement village in Salisbury last week! Local singer Chris Manning put on a ‘socially distanced’ performance from the courtyard garden, which our homeowners enjoyed from their balconies. It proved to be a welcome arrival of lively entertainment during this period of…

Ten ways to start your day right in lockdown

How you spend your morning is key. With much of the world in lockdown, mornings have changed for most people, and it can be hard to shift to a new routine. But starting the day positively can result in higher productivity and a general sense of wellbeing – something we probably all need right now….

Mr Motivator’s six steps for staying mentally and physically strong in lockdown

Count your blessings, put some tunes on and move your body – brightly coloured Lycra optional. Platinum Skies regularly arrange for community activities to take place at all retirement living sites, including chair based exercises, gentle yoga and Tai chi. Due to the governments lockdown measures, these classes have been unable to take place in…

Ten ways to support an isolated elderly relative

Do you have older relatives who may be feeling very isolated? People in older age groups are already at risk of loneliness and isolation, particularly those living alone and without home internet access, so many could be feeling extremely cut off right now. Ensuring older people have the food and prescriptions they need is important…

Five hobbies to take up during lockdown to keep yourself busy

Try these activities to keep your mind challenged while you’re staying in. Our Lifestyle Managers are isolated on-site and are ensuring that all homeowners are kept up to date with the latest government guidance, as well as providing suggestions on what home based activities our residents can get up to whilst indoors. They have been…