Living the good life with activity and wellbeing at Platinum Skies

Just because you’re moving to a new home, it doesn’t mean your lifestyle should change. Each of Platinum Skies locations are well placed to offer you a happy, healthy and wealthy retirement.

They pride themselves on creating a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere. It’s why they work hard to offer all their owners a wide-range of lifestyle services that bring the best in activity and nutrition.

This can be seen in the diverse activities on offer in the communal areas and the ever-changing menu of delicious, healthy cuisine to enjoy.

Barbara Cox

Barbara Cox, specialist health consultant and Head of Wellbeing at Platinum Skies, says: “Our ethos at Platinum Skies is health, wealth and happiness and this is at the very core of our lifestyle offering. As the Head of Wellbeing, I overlook our different bistro sites and the menu options making sure that they are nutritious and delicious and to your liking. We have a massive variety of food on the menu, as well as great seasonal produce from local suppliers.”

Barbara added: “We also plan events throughout the year that our all connected to health, wealth and happiness. We have anything from herb gardening, gentle exercise, nutritional talks and healthy cooking classes. A real variety and planned throughout the year. So, I’m super proud to be part of Platinum Skies and providing thought from the wellness world and actions into the full Platinum Skies community. At Platinum Skies, we aim to promote an understanding of food seasons. Each month we focus on a few ingredients, which are currently in season, and share enlightening facts, useful tips and an enticing recipe for you to try at home or eat at one of our bistros.”

But it’s not just about nutrition and the right food choices. Maintaining an active social life has many health benefits.

Being part of a community could help to beat feelings of loneliness and isolation. Figures from Age UK, place more than two million people in England over the age of 75 as living alone, and more than a million older people say they go for over a month without speaking to a friend, neighbour or family member.

It’s important to remember that loneliness can affect anyone, of any age. This is why at all Platinum Skies locations there is an on-site Lifestyle Manager helping to build a dynamic community as well as offering support to each of the residents.

Many of the sites offer a spectacular private lounge, treatment rooms and an activity studio. Platinum Skies residents can choose to take advantage of a range of exercise and wellness classes organised by their dedicated Lifestyle Manager.

Mike Lyons, Operations Director at Platinum Skies says: “Every development has a dedicated on-site Lifestyle Manager, who as well as devising a programme of residents’ activities, assists them individually on a day-to-day basis. Whether that’s organising an introduction with a new neighbour, or setting up FaceTime with the grandchildren, they are there to help each resident to enjoy a fulfilled and active retirement.”

Mike added: “With a mix of social activities, days out and health related activity, there is something for everyone. We offer sessions such as yoga, pilates and tai chi, all held in the resident’s communal ‘studio’ or out on to the large terrace over the warmer months.”

Platinum Skies is aimed squarely at those over-55 who are fed-up with the usual isolated locations and high costs of average retirement developments. A beautiful range of apartments starting from £99,500 are available on a shared ownership basis, as part of the local company’s pioneering an accessible and affordable route to a dream retirement.

Platinum Skies also manage and maintain all elements of their developments, ensuring that the exceptionally high standards are maintained. Platinum Skies’ flexible ownership scheme makes this lifestyle accessible and financially smart.

Residents do not have to sacrifice their independence and the convenience of a bustling town centre for the comforts of serviced living.

Rental payments, service charge, ground rent and event fees apply. Purchasers must meet age and eligibility requirements. Platinum Skies is a Registered Social Landlord regulated by and registered with Homes England (No.4836).

Platinum Skies affordable retirement sites are Esprit in the heart of Poole, Vista a collection of apartments in Lower Parkstone overlooking the beauty of Poole Harbour, Chapters a new retirement village in the heart of the historic city of Salisbury, Monterey in a prime location in Christchurch and Sherborne in the pretty Dorset town.

For more details call 01202 088051 or email [email protected] or browse the website


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