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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…

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….

Alzheimer’s disease – the myths and facts everybody needs to know about

It’s the most common form of dementia and rates are rising, but how much do you really know about this complex neurological disease? By Liz Connor. Alzheimer’s affects thousands of people in the UK and almost everybody’s heard of it, but this debilitating and complex condition is still often misunderstood. Classed as a neurological disorder,…

Harry Redknapp on how busy ‘retirement’ is different to how he imagined.

As his new book hits shelves, Dorset’s resident Harry Redknapp talks to Hannah Stephenson about life after the jungle, long-lasting love and why he’d never do Strictly. Harry Redknapp picks up the phone, seemingly bewildered that we have an interview – even though he’s been doing the rounds all morning and I’m his last slot…

Being strong for retirement with new NHS guidance

New government guidelines announced this week recommend carrying out muscle strengthening exercises several times a week. This could range from lifting weights to dancing. Doing this could help protect our bodies from obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and depression. Studies show that the natural decline in muscle mass and bone density starts at 50….

Retirement Living and the Great Outdoors

What surroundings do you live in?   Does your neighbourhood consist of grey stoic buildings without character or interest? If this sounds familiar then you’ll know how cathartic it can be to go away on holiday and be greeted with interesting places to explore, parks, local attractions and lovely towns. Retiring in great places Now,…

Advice for Retirement: How much time should I spend outdoors?

Life doesn’t have to slow down when you reach retirement – especially when you are a Platinum Skies resident! Let’s throw aside the stereotypes and dated depictions of over 50’s life and remember that the world is your oyster. Spending time outdoors with all that Mother Nature has to offer and amongst life’s hustle and…