Thornton Oaks Retirement Community

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Welcome to Thornton Oaks Retirement Community in Maine

At Thornton Oaks you’ll find fascinating people who enjoy a wide range of interests , as well as opportunities for community, continuing education, and new pursuits. Our apartment building and cottages are set along beautifully landscaped drives, surrounded by woods and adjacent to a community garden and miles of walking trails. In addition to the beautiful setting, our community has a hometown feel that enhances residents’ feelings of connection.

Thornton Oaks is ideally situated on Maine’s mid coast, nestled on 29 wooded acres at the heart of historic Brunswick, Maine.

Brunswick has received national recognition as an ideal place to retire from Money, Smithsonian, The Wall Street Journal, Where to Retire, CNN Money, MSN News, and more. We invite you to explore our website and get to know us.


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Pat Brown review of Thornton Oaks

Pat Brown

After a work life in magazines that included The New Yorker as well as being present at the creation of Bon Appétit, my husband and I searched for a new experience in retirement and focused on Maine—very different from our much-loved Manhattan, a place we had come to treasure through happy visits with our friends. A world away from Manhattan, setting out to find somewhere with an authentic sense of place, we found a happy new opportunity for that at Thornton Oaks. It’s a very vibrant community and a great opportunity to feel right at home.
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Sarah and Moriah - happy Thornton Oaks' residents

Sarah Faith and Moriah

Before retirement, I (Moriah) was an administrator at Harvard University, and Sarah Faith worked in the library of the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College. We had longed to live close to the ocean in later life, and Thornton Oaks satisfied that wish with expansive Popham Beach only 40 minutes away. We chose Thornton Oaks because we frequently visited a friend who resided here for ten years and were impressed by the facilities and the community life. We continue to be grateful for our choice. There is nowhere else we would rather grow old!
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Deb and Art, happy Thornton Oaks residents

Deborah and Art

If you are interested in a vibrant retirement life, we would say “Don’t wait” but join us today as we are enjoying the many opportunities for personal growth, and easily accessible healthcare, in a supportive community of staff and fellow residents of Thornton Oaks. We have many opportunities for getting acquainted depending on one’s interests, energy and willingness to participate. How about bridge, bocce, ping pong, croquet, a writing group, a poetry group, weekly movies, an in-house monthly newspaper, the list goes on.  
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