Festive events hitting the right note in countdown to Christmas

Live music is alive and well at Platinum Skies with socially-distanced entertainment bringing festive cheer to residents in Parkstone.

Local singer, Rossano Sal, performed a host of festive numbers including A Holly Jolly Christmas, Merry Christmas Everyone, Feliz Navidad, When A Child Is Born, and It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas at Platinum Skies’ Vista. The popular performance was seen by an upbeat, socially-distanced audience of homeowners in the lounge of the retirement community as part of a host of special, socially-distanced events organised in the lead up to Christmas Day.

Following his show, Rossano Sal said: “It was really nice to be back performing to a live audience at Vista. It was great to be able to lift people’s spirits and it was nice to hear the positive feedback on how much people enjoyed it.”

Platinum Skies provides affordable homes for people aged over-55 as part of a government-backed shared ownership scheme.

Homeowners across Vista in Parkstone, Esprit in Poole town centre, Monterey in Christchurch and Chapters in Salisbury are looking forward to a host of activities this month including a chocolate tasting workshop, cheese and wine evenings, quizzes and crafts.

The events have been organised by the dedicated onsite Lifestyle Manager with the aim of safely bringing each community together to boost their wellbeing while reducing loneliness and isolation as part of the countdown to the big day.

Vista resident, Linda Green, attended the event with her husband, John. Linda said: “It was very good. We enjoyed it a lot. We’re looking forward to the residents’ Christmas lunch, so we can all get together, but at a social distance this year. We like all the music events at Vista. It makes it feel a bit more like Christmas.”

David Hines, Chief Operating Officer of Platinum Skies, said: “We are really keen to ensure that nobody feels lonely or isolated this Christmas, so our fantastic Lifestyle Managers have each put together a brilliant programme of events to ensure that everyone can take part, while safely adhering to Covid restrictions. We have such a fantastic team spirit across all of our sites and know how much the communities have looked forward to coming together at this time of year.”

Viewings for all of Platinum Skies’ properties are available and can be booked in advance with enhanced Covid-safe measures in place for the safety of visitors, homeowners, and the team. Alternatively, visitors can arrange an online virtual tour to take a look around a potential new home.

For more information, go to Platinumskies.co.uk or call 01202 088 069

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