– Judith & Molly’s Story

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Judith and her King Charles Cavalier, Molly, moved to Thornton Park after the house became too difficult to manage. It’s the best decision they could have made.

“I looked at a few retirement villages before I found Thornton Park, which was by far the best. I wasn’t able to manage in my house anymore, so it made sense that I found a place where I’d still have my independence, but didn’t have to think about home maintenance or gardening. I absolutely love it.

My apartment is beautiful, and my King Charles Cavalier, Molly, is very happy here too. But I wasn’t expecting to make such good friends. The first time I met Diane, who also lives in the village, we just clicked. We’ve become like sisters, to the point where we almost say the same things at the same time.

Living at Thornton Park is like being part of a big family. My kids live nearby and they’re so happy I moved here. It means they never have to worry about me. They drop in all the time and flick the kettle on. And they know that if I’m not at home, they’ll find me down in the café, having a laugh with my friend.

– Judith & Molly, Residents

– Marilyn’s Story

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When Marilyn moved to Thornton Park, she was amazed by the size of the apartments, but it’s the community that’s really turned the village into her home sweet home.

“I knew I’d made the right decision to move into Thornton Park when I realised the furniture from my four-bedroom home fitted into my new apartment. It’s so spacious here, it’s like the place was made for me. 

My friend Lorraine moved here before me. We have regular Friday night get-togethers with the other residents, because we all genuinely enjoy each other’s company. It’s something I look forward to every week.”

– Marilyn, Resident

– Jim & Bonnie’s Story

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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.

–Jim & Bonnie, Residents

Ron & Jeanette’s Story

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Ron and Jeanette moved into Thornton Park with their two cats after deciding to downsize. Since then, they’ve never looked back..

“Before we lived at Thornton Park, we were in a large four-bedroom property, which was becoming too hard to manage. The moment we walked into our spacious apartment at Thornton Park, we knew we’d found our new home. We call it our ground-floor penthouse.

We moved to Thornton Park last August, with our two cats, Beau and Missy. Our neighbours are so friendly and the staff have been lovely too. It’s a wonderful lifestyle at Thornton Park. It’s a place you can picture being happy in for the rest of your life.”

– Ron & Jeanette, Residents

Residents feel right at home at Thornton Park

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New Year has never felt more important as a time for reflection than as we farewell the eventful and challenging 2020.

It’s time to look forward – to 2021 and beyond. If you have reached that magical age of 65+, you’ve earned the right to focus on your wants and needs. Is retirement living on your radar? If so, congratulations on considering what might just be the best move of your life.

If retirement living is not something you’ve yet contemplated, consider these words from Jenny. “After living in my house for 39 years, I thought I might have missed it. But, since moving to Thornton Park, I haven’t missed it, not even for a second,” she says. “It was the best decision I could have made.”

A common theme when Thornton Park residents reflect on their decision to move is how many people knew it was the right place for them as soon as they visited. “The moment I discovered Thornton Park I was impressed with what I saw,” says Jenny.

JennyJenny is on the real-estate money when she recalls her initial interest. “Location, location, location,” she says. Situated in the heart of Penrith, the village is an obvious choice for anyone with connections in Western Sydney or the Blue Mountains.

“It’s central to everything,” says Marilyn, another person who has chosen to call Thornton Park home. “It’s the lifestyle I’m here for, and it’s wonderful.”

The apartment amenities speak for themselves, with spacious rooms, modern kitchens, beautiful bathrooms, ducted air conditioning, large louvred windows, excellent insulation, soundproofing and smart energy-efficient design features.

Knowing that these luxurious features are standard, combined with the fact that there is no stamp duty to pay, makes the decision to downsize a financially appealing one.

“I knew I’d made the right decision when I realised the furniture from my four-bedroom home fit into my apartment,” says Marilyn. “It’s so spacious, it’s like the place was made for me.”

MarrilynMarilyn notes the safety and security that comes from secure access and underground parking, a 24-hour emergency call system, and lift access to all levels. She also appreciates the shared facilities including a café, library, media room and rooftop garden.

Yet, for Marilyn, the apartment ended up being only the beginning of the reasons she loves living at Thornton Park.

She was lucky enough to have a longstanding friend already living in the village. “We’ve been friends for over 50 years and it’s wonderful to be able to call her a neighbour,” she says, noting that this connection hasn’t stopped her making loads of new friendships.

“The friends I’ve made since moving in have been integral to that sense of feeling at home,” she says. “We have Friday night get-togethers because we genuinely enjoy each other’s company.”

Jenny completely agrees. “The village is big enough that there’s a wonderful diversity of people and small enough that there’s a true sense of community and belonging,” she says. “My neighbours and I really look out for each other.”

Those who choose Thornton Park as their home are not only connected with like-minded people, they are surrounded by nature.

“I walked into the apartment, looked out the window at the gumtrees and thought, ‘This is it. I could definitely live here’,” says John, of the day that he first visited Thornton Park and decided to move in. “At the moment, I’m sitting here looking out at the trees. I love that feeling of openness.”

John enjoys his life at Thornton Park so much that he struggles to name a highlight. “That’s because every day feels like a highlight,” he laughs. “It’s the best decision I could have made.”

JohnJohn says he’s glad he moved to Thornton Park before the secret gets out.

“Every Thursday evening, I do the Men’s Walk and Talk – you just turn up and have a walk around the river, about six and a half kilometres in total, and we walk the two bridges, which is really beautiful,” he says.

“One of the blokes asked me ‘What do you think of Thornton Park Retirement Village?’ and I said ‘Mate, it’s the best kept secret in Penrith’.”

Jenny and Marilyn are happy for the secret to get out so that others can share their enjoyment.

At times, Marilyn has to pinch herself. “I have to remind myself that I’m not on holidays – that this is actually my home,” she laughs. “I absolutely love it here.”

Thornton Park is a vibrant lifestyle community for people who expect their retirement years to be engaging, active and rewarding. For more information call 1800 958 003 or fill in the contact form by clicking here

Neville and Sylvia’s Story

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For Neville and Sylvia Pollard, downsizing into a spacious apartment at Thornton Park was a decision well made.

“When we first saw Thornton Park, we knew we’d found our home. We couldn’t go past the spaciousness of our two-bed apartment here, the excellent storage and the fortnightly cleaning. It’s fulfilled all of our expectations.

We want to remain independent and have the freedom to do what we want so being within walking distance of everything we need is really convenient. We’re even encouraging our friends to consider joining us here. It’s important not to leave it too late – the younger you are, the more time you have to enjoy everything Thornton Park has to offer.”

– Neville & Sylvia, Thornton Park Residents

John’s Story

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For John, moving to Thornton Park was about spacious living and a warm community.

“The day I decided to move into Thornton Park, I walked into the apartment, looked out the window at the gumtrees and thought, “This is it. I could definitely live here.” It was the best decision I could have made.

It’s great moving into a community where every day’s different and there’s always somebody to chat to.. I was out on a walk recently and a bloke I know asked me, “What do you think of Thornton Park Retirement Village?” I said, “Mate, it’s the best kept secret in Penrith.” It’s absolutely lovely. It really is.”

– John, Thornton Park Resident

Jenny’s Story

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For Jenny, moving to Thornton Park was all about buying a lifestyle defined by peace of mind and a sense of belonging.

“The moment I discovered Thornton Park I was impressed with what I saw – it’s location, location, location. The village is big enough that there’s a wonderful diversity of people, and small enough that there’s a true sense of community and belonging. My neighbours and I really look out for each other.

After living in my house for 39 years, I thought I might have missed it. But since moving to Thornton Park, I haven’t missed it, not even for a second. It was the best decision I could have made.

– Jenny, Thornton Park Resident

Lorraine and Rob’s Story

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Lorraine and her husband Rob love living in Penrith – but it was Thornton Park’s resort-style living that took their experience to a whole new level.

“I’m a Penrith girl, born and raised. I don’t ever want to leave the area, so Thornton Park has been ideal. We have everything we need within easy distance – medical facilities, the hospital, shops and transport. We can walk to the plaza, which we do and there are lovely places to stroll. The village, when the building’s lit up at night, looks like a resort. It’s absolutely beautiful.”

“From the moment we moved in, I felt comfortable. It wasn’t just the building itself, which is lovely – or the style and the size of our unit, which I love. It’s the social aspect as well. It’s so nice knowing that as part of a community, we always have someone to talk to.”

One of the other things that really puts my mind at ease is that if Rob or I got sick, or our circumstances changed, there’s an aged care facility about two seconds away – it’s brand new and lovely. Knowing we have the option of additional support nearby, should we need it, gives me real peace of mind.”

– Lorraine and Rob, Thornton Park Residents

Sue’s Story

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Sue moved into Thornton Park Retirement Village for a low-maintenance lifestyle, a comfortable home and friendly neighbours.

“I bought a lifestyle, but the sense of belonging is priceless. Every time I walk inside my apartment I think to myself, ‘I love my home.’ It’s such a nice feeling. Whenever I go for a walk, there’s always someone to stop and have a chat or a coffee with. Before I moved into Thornton Park I was much more isolated.

“I really did the right thing at the right time. The main benefit for me has been the interactions. Friends all around me, a caring community and an incredible location – I truly couldn’t ask for anything more.”

– Sue, Thornton Park Resident