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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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10 calming hobbies to take up now

Keep stress at bay with these mindful pursuits. Keeping yourself busy is easier said than done at the moment. After the umpteenth week staring slack-jawed at Netflix, taking part in repetitive Zoom quizzes and idly tapping through everyone else’s social media, things can start to feel a bit ‘Groundhog Day’. What you really need is…

11 reasons we’re really missing restaurants right now

Remember when you could just wander into a restaurant, sit down, and get fed? We miss it too. At Platinum Skies, many of our retirement living locations have extensive communal spaces and bistro facilities where you can enjoy a coffee with friends and a wide-selection of nutritious meals. We can’t wait to re-open these facilities and are awaiting new…

This is how wellbeing experts start the day

A good morning routine can set you up for the day – but where to start? Mornings can be rough at the best of times, but when it feels as though the days all roll into one – with no weekend plans or evenings out to break things up – it can be all too…

Six ways to style a snap-happy shelfie

At Platinum Skies, we provide the highest build and design quality for your home. This means you have a wonderful canvas to express yourself and put your own stamp on your property; we even have a handyman service available to help with fixtures and fittings. Such as shelves, which are having a serious interior design…

How to meditate – a beginner’s guide

Platinum Skies recognise that regular check ins with our residents help to protect the health and wellbeing of the individual and community. Our on-site Lifestyle Managers are always on hand with good advice and emotional support if needed. For many people, even before coronavirus began, meditation was a great way to try and find some balance. And now,…

Here’s how the world’s holiday hotspots are hoping to lure back tourists

At Platinum Skies, we give you the financial freedom to travel and explore the world through our shared ownership scheme. As the global tourism industry attempts to right itself after the devastation of Covid-19, a number of countries and regions are adopting innovative measures to tempt tourists back to their hotels, restaurants, and sites. From free flights…

10 signs you’re utterly obsessed with tea

Liquid pleasure in a mug. If there’s one thing we all know to be true, it’s that pretty much anything can be solved with a good cup of tea. At Platinum Skies, many of our retirement living locations have extensive communal spaces and bistro facilities to enjoy a cuppa and chat. A refreshing mug of…

How to get a better night’s sleep despite coronavirus worries

Struggling to switch off at bedtime? The recent months of lockdown have been an uncertain time for all of us. At Platinum Skies, every retirement living location has a dedicated Lifestyle Manager on hand to give advice and emotional support. Liz Connor shares an expert’s tips for getting sleep back on track during the pandemic….

Safe viewings reassure our buyers and homeowners

The gradual easing of lockdown restrictions is now making it easier for our buyers to safely view homes and complete purchases in our beautiful retirement living locations such as Poole and Salisbury. The safety of our visitors, homeowners and team remains our top priority. This means that there are now several ways that you can…

Mental Health Awareness Week: Why kindness is good for the mind

Everyone wins. Whether it’s offering your place in the queue to someone who’s in a rush, donating money to a friend’s charitable cause or even just making a cup of coffee for someone who’s cranky without caffeine in the morning, nothing feels better than performing a simple and random act of kindness. And with this…

Why we’re all finding joy in the simple things – and how to keep it up

Noticing the colour of the sky more? Got a newfound appreciation for your outdoor space? At Platinum Skies, our apartments are bright and airy with many offering balconies with views over stunning scenery close to our retirement locations. We also encourage our homeowners to enjoy the sunshine in a socially distanced manner in the communal gardens….

Captain Tom Moore on the secret to living a long and happy life

The soon to be Captain Sir Thomas Moore has been an inspiration to us all. At Platinum Skies, we strongly believe that age is no barrier to a vibrant and fulfilled lifestyle. Liz Connor speaks to the 100-year-old war veteran ahead of his knighthood about how his love for walking and his eternal optimism have…