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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 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…

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….