Thornton Oaks

About Thornton Oaks Retirement Community

Thornton Oaks Retirement Community is nestled in 29 wooded acres in the heart of Brunswick, Maine. Just blocks from Bowdoin College and a bustling downtown, we’re also bordered by nature trails that wind through the trees and crisscross scenic Mere Brook. Residents regularly walk the trails to the weekly market at Crystal Spring Farm, acclaimed for its organic fruits and vegetables, flowers, meat, fish, baked goods, and other artisanal treats. A short walk in the other direction reveals historic homes, boutiques of every stripe, a movie theater, Curtis Memorial Library, and a choice of restaurants that has made Brunswick a culinary destination.

We’re minutes from coastal waters with easy access to Maine’s many points of interest, near and far. Portland and its international jetport, are a half-hour drive. And Freeport, famous for L.L.Bean and outlet shopping, is 15 minutes away.

Our Residences

Our campus is home to 46 cottages and 99 one- and two-bedroom apartments, designed for comfort and livability, with large open-concept living/dining room areas, fully equipped kitchens, and bedrooms with walk-in closets. Residents may choose to dine with their friends and neighbors in our dining room in Mathew Terrace—a two-story rotunda, with a grand piano, which is the setting for parties and concerts. The building also houses our library, art, and exercise rooms, sunroom and deck, large multi-purpose room, and a fireplace lounge where residents enjoy conversation and camaraderie.

Continuum of Care Available to Our Residents

Thornton Oaks is an affiliate of Mid Coast–Parkview Health. Residents of our community receive priority access to a full continuum of care—assisted living, memory care, nursing, and sub-acute rehabilitation—at the Mid Coast Senior Health Center, accessible from Matthew Terrace via a covered walkway.

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