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Eco-friendly decorating ideas for a more planet-friendly home

Want your home ware and decor choices to be more sustainable? From reclaimed timber to recycled kitchen tops – we’re all aware of the need to look after our environment. Where better to start than at home? Luckily, more and more companies are embracing eco-friendly approaches and solutions, and designers are becoming ever-more inventive and…

Celebrate Autumn with our top pick Recipes!

The weather is turning, the leaves are browning and there is a crispness to the mornings. It’s days like these when there is a chill in the air and you can enjoy a splendid sunset. There’s nothing quite like a good dinner and a hot pudding, so we have researched some of the best autumn…

So, what is Shared Ownership?

Learn about the smartest way you can fund your retirement. When you think of the term ‘shared ownership’, you probably imagine young first-time buyers being given a subsidised deposit to get on the property ladder. But there is also a scheme specifically designed to help over 55’s, which should make a better retirement more affordable….

Tips for keeping healthy and happy in Autumn & Winter

As the nights are drawing in and it’s time to think about keeping warm, preparing for Christmas and what you’ll do in these shorter days. It’s important we keep active in the autumn and winter months when it’s easy to stay indoors and skip seeing people. Here are some top tips for keeping healthy and…

Simple lifestyle measures to help lower cholesterol levels

Regular exercise and some healthy food swaps can make a big difference to long-term heart health, according to nutritionist advice. Raised cholesterol affects over half of UK adults – and many are completely unaware of it. While high cholesterol itself doesn’t usually cause any symptoms, it’s linked with an increased risk of a number of…

Four summer berries and their amazing health benefits

From strawberries to blueberries, these little beauties are nutritional powerhouses that deserve some space in your fridge. Stir them into yoghurt, dust them with cinnamon or eat them straight from the punnet – nothing beats tucking into a bowl of berries on a summer’s day. While the sunshine is starting to fade, these fruits are…

Meet Zoe, Retirement Lifestyle Manager at Esprit

We feel a happy and fulfilled retirement begins with choices. Did you know that at every Platinum Skies retirement living site, residents have access to extra services to help them achieve their ideal retirement lifestyle? Each site has a dedicated Lifestyle Manager, whose role is to bring assistance and smiles to residents on a daily…

Bite into Healthy Eating Week with Platinum Skies

Platinum Skies are celebrating The British Nutrition Foundation’s Healthy Eating Week (10-14 June) and here’s how you can too! This week is all about raising awareness of how to eat more healthily and live a better life. At Platinum Skies we’re also committed to encouraging healthy eating and being physically active. At our three new developments…

Marvellous Garden Walks – Dorset & Hampshire

As the first of the summer rays fall over our beloved British landscape and the colour begins to explode from the hedgerows and trees. What better time to venture outdoors to walk and admire the natural beauty that’s on our doorstep. There is no such thing as inclement weather, just improper clothing -Alfred Wainwright, A…