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Tips on how to improve your immune system as you get older

Life’s stresses and strains can often have untold consequences on your health without you realising until you become unwell or start to feel off-colour. There are many things to look out for so you can keep yourself in top shape. What are the signs of a weak immune system? Your immune system is made up…

Events in Dorset to look forward to this summer

As we move into the warmer, sunnier summer months, alongside the better weather comes a whole host of events taking place across Dorset this summer. We know that Dorset is a great place to live and these events just highlight that there is something of offer for all of the family. Each event offers the…

Platinum Skies expands the team to welcome new Sherborne Community Manager

We are thrilled to expand the team to welcome our brilliant new Community Manager to oversee our new Sherborne independent-living village. Community Manager for Platinum Skies in Sherborne Lynsey Williams has taken up the new post which involves providing practical and emotional support to the over-55s community at the top of Horsecastles Road and the…

Book a space at Quantock House independent-living community open week

Get a first look at some stunning Taunton apartments with views over the Quantock Hills during a special event taking place next month. Visit Taunton’s newest retirement development Quantock House in Paul Street will throw open the doors to visitors from Monday 5 July to Sunday 11 July for our open week. The eight-storey luxury…

Places to visit in Salisbury

Salisbury is a historic Cathedral city in South Wiltshire, famous for its Cathedral. In this post we give you some inspiration for your time spent with family and friends as we share some of our favourite places to visit in Salisbury, or within a few miles of the city. What is Salisbury most famous for?…

Platinum Skies communities proud to support Loneliness Awareness Week

Our team is hosting a range of events this week for its homeowners in recognition of Loneliness Awareness Week. Events to support Loneliness Awareness Homeowners at the Dorset and Wiltshire over-55s independent-living communities have organised events supporting Loneliness Awareness Week which runs from Monday 14 to Friday 18 June. Some of the activities that we…

Meet our homeowners: Mick from Salisbury

Meet Mick one of our homeowners at Chapters in Salisbury. Mick tells us about what moving to Platinum Skies has meant for him. What lead to your move to Platinum Skies in Salisbury? “I moved to Chapters because my wife sadly died 13 months ago. I was living in a three-bedroom house with quite a…

Meet our homeowners: Peter & Maureen from Salisbury

Meet Peter & Maureen who are two of our homeowners at Chapters in Salisbury. Together they tells us about what moving to Platinum Skies has meant for them, having relocated over 200 miles from Lincolnshire.  Why did you move to Platinum Skies in Salisbury? The reason that we moved to Salisbury and Chapters is to…

What is a retirement home and how does it work?

Moving to a new home is often one of the biggest, but most exciting decisions you make in life, and sometimes some of the language used during the process is confusing. So, we are here to answer a few commonly asked questions when thinking about retirement living. What does the term ‘retirement property’ mean? The…

6 great garden centres to visit in Dorset

We share the our favourite Garden centres in Dorset. Garden centres are the one-stop shop for everything you need to transform your garden. A trip to the garden centre can become a day out. You can buy pots, tools, garden furniture and a whole host of gifts, as well as enjoy a cup of coffee…

Great dog walks in Taunton in Somerset

As we move into the warmer spring and summer months, there are plenty of stunning locations in Taunton and the surrounding countryside, which offer the perfect place to walk a dog while taking in some beautiful views. There are heaps of benefits to getting outdoors for a walk including getting a burst of energy from…