More Than A Residence; It’s A Lifestyle

June 16, 2021

Article Written By Kerrie Davies for Nepean News

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From the minute you step inside the foyer of The Royce, you know you’re in a special place. It has a vibe that you instantly want to be a part of; it is bright, airy and above all else, remarkably friendly.

Everywhere you look there are groups chatting and friends laughing. Every person you pass in the hallway has a smile for you, and you just know that if you moved in, both the staff and fellow residents would do everything in their power to make you feel welcome.

It is like no other place I’ve visited. It over exceeds any expectation of what a stress-free retirement lifestyle should be. Over several visits to The Royce, I’ve spoken to many of residents and asked them if they enjoy living there. Every single one of them has answered with such enthusiasm that it is infectious.

Trevor is one resident who thoroughly enjoys all the activities he is involved in. He runs the garden club, and it has become so popular that there are now about 30 members. They meet monthly and they grow all sorts of things in pods and pots. They also enjoy a cuppa and a chat together; they’re growing veggies and they’re growing friendships. They’re a happy bunch of men and women and they love to share jokes and good stories with each other.

Nancy loves The Royce so much she wrote a song about it. She really did! Nancy even recorded the song, and she sang it for me during our interview. What a lovely voice she has, and the song is really catchy. I’m still singing it in my head! I’ll let the lyrics she wrote tell you her thoughts on life at The Royce:

The Royce is the place to be

It suits you all and me

The atmosphere is so good you see

It has a lot to give.. a whole lot of fun

to live

So, come and be.. at The Royce with


The days are always right

The nights are always bright

The people are happy… happy as can be

I’ve done some thinking…

There’s no other place that’s linking

“Lifestyle Royce” it is really everyone’s choice

Oh The Royce

It really is the choice… the choice to be

Happy and carefree

The days are “short” and gone..

The people party on

The cafe’s ready… see you there soon

So come on over, you drink and coffee lover

The place to be.. relax and party with me!

So what is it about living at The Royce that has all of its residents speaking so highly of it? Or, as in Nancy’s case, literally singing its praises?

“Its a new chapter in our lives, and we all want to make the most of it and enjoy every minute,” Nancy said.

Enjoyment is always the agenda and the calendar of activities has something to interest any resident. You can be as busy or as relaxed as you wish. Activities for the month of June include chair yoga, cards, arts and crafts, garden club, local walks, knitting group, move and flow exercises, scrabble, trivia, board games, birthday parties, BBQs and courtyard concerts.

There’s also a great Café and Hair & Beauty Salon, meeting areas, outdoor seating areas, gym and a wellness centre is currently underway.

Centrally located on Mulgoa Road Penrith, Panthers is a short walking distance, as is the footy stadium, Centro Nepean, restaurants, public transport and the main street of Penrith are all close by.

Are you starting to see why this is more than just a residence? The lifestyle is like no other. But don’t just take my word for it, or the staff and the residents, including those compelled to burst into tune about it, go see for yourself. You can schedule a VIP tour by calling 4744 6000.