Jim moved in to Thornton Park with his little dog, Bonnie. Since then, they’ve been enjoying all the benefits of village life.
“It was important to me that I find a pet-friendly retirement home because I live with my 12-year-old rescue dog Bonnie, a little Tenterfield Terrier. From the very beginning, Thornton Park was excellent. I found a beautiful apartment that suited my budget. We have a cleaner who comes once a fortnight to help keep the place looking good, and the social aspect is great too.
“I’m always meeting people. There’s a bus trip every week. There’s a movie night. We have our happy hours and our get togethers so we can catch up and talk about life. If you want to go out, the location of the village is so convenient. You’re only about 500 metres from Penrith train station and about 600 metres from the big Westfield.
“The village has a residents’ lounge and function areas which are free to hire if you want to have a birthday party or a family get-together. Next door, there’s a residential care home, which is comforting to know in case your circumstances ever change and you need more support.
“What else can I say except that I’m very happy here? And Bonnie’s very happy too.”