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Our Residents

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We have lived in Penrith for 48-years and had no wish to move to a new area, but at 80 years of age, the maintenance was becoming difficult and dangerous.We looked at several over 55 retirement complexes and found The Royce best suited our needs – now, and in the future should care ever be needed.

The Royce staff have been helpful, caring and considerate of all our needs and there was no pressure to sign or take possession in our transition from home to apartment living. The Royce concierge, management, and maintenance staff have all played a part in making us feel at home.

Staying in the Penrith area has enabled us to retain Doctors and all medical practitioners who have provided our health care previously. Life at The Royce is as full-on or laidback as you want; you can enjoy the café, gym, wellness centre, craft centre, men’s workshop, library and honest bar as well as yoga and tai chi.

We are still healthy and active and able to enjoy all the facilities that are on offer. Moving to The Royce has been the best move we could make at this time of our lives. We are completely happy.

– Jim & Dot

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I turned 60 this year, divorced, and 38 years living in the family home. My home was too big for just me, too much maintenance and I was ready for a lifestyle change.  So in May this year I took my best friend with me and did a tour of The Royce.  Both of us were impressed and liked what we saw.

Spacious, new modern apartments with new appliances, awesome kitchen, bathrooms and living areas.  The storage, wardrobes, cupboard space was ample.

Maria was the Salesperson and gave great support and was only a phone call away.  3 months later I had sold my home and purchased my apartment.  The move was stress free as the removalist recommended by Maria was terrific.  I have been here 4 weeks and I love it.

The residents are lovely and friendly, The Concierge staff are always there to answer questions or any help you need.  The Royce Café – coffee and food is beautiful and lovely friendly service.  I am a passionate Penrith Panthers supporter and love the area.

I am so happy and WOW!!!! The Royce has given me a new stress free lifestyle surrounded by friendly, caring, happy people.

The Residents at The Royce are like one Big Family. Why don’t you come and join us?

– Annette

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We have only been living at The Royce for the past 3-months, and have never felt so relaxed due to our surroundings. My life has changed dramatically as both my parents are also in The Royce Manor, which means I am now able to see them whenever I like as they are only a stone throw away.

The facilities here are also amazing – to be able to have a coffee or a meal at Café Royce is so convenient, especially if family and friends drop in last minute… plenty of room for all!

Personally, my life has been very hectic over the past few years, and knowing that my parents are in a safe and happy place has given me peace of mind. Plus, it’s given my husband and I more time to enjoy our retirement.

Lastly, all the staff and the residents that I have met (and this includes the nursing staff at The Manor) are all very friendly and cannot do enough for us. We both feel very happy in our new home, and we’re looking forward to enjoying all of the other activities here.

– Tony & Colleen 

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I was born and bread in Mudgee, NSW. I arrived in Sydney at the age of 11 and stayed for 53-years before returning home to Mudgee. My move to Penrith was driven by my desire to be closer to my three daughters who live in Blacktown, Mulgoa and Kellyville.

I love everything about The Royce. I’m able to meet new people every day, and so far the residents have been very welcoming. The staff are always helpful. I love coming down to the café to get my morning coffee and muffin… and Friday ‘Happy Hour’ is always a lot of fun!

– Stephen

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We moved to the Royce two weeks ago.

The transition from Blacktown went very smooth. The staff are all fantastic; very welcoming and always available to render any problems that we have.

The view of the mountains from our balcony is brilliant. It is so enjoyable in the afternoon sitting on the balcony enjoying a beverage!

– Fay & Gary

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I’m happy I chose The Royce as my new home. The staff are helpful and friendly. We are situated in a great location.

The Residents at The Royce are like one Big Family. Why don’t you come and join us?

– Ken

Joe & Dot Gray

We grew up in very different areas of NSW.  I was from Nyngan in Far Western NSW and met Joe who hailed from West Ryde when I came to Sydney as a trainee nurse.

We both come from a family of five and are very family orientated.  We now have five children ourselves and eight beautiful grandchildren.  It has been a joy to welcome everyone to our lovely new residence.

Our greatest life-changing moment came in 1985 when we were fortunate to win a substantial lottery prize. We were living in a small three bedroom home with five little chidren, Joe was working two jobs and I was working three nights a week. We were very content but suddenly life became a lot easier. We remain eternally grateful for our good fortune.

Joe and I enjoy travel and have enjoyed some very exciting overseas trips but now are looking forward to seeing more of our own country. Have yet to visit Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

A very good friend of ours told us about  The Royce when it was only a “thought bubble” and from that day on I think we were interested. We were wanting to downsize, had been on holidays and stayed in apartments and could see ourselves doing it on a permanent basis.

We moved in on August 21st, 2019 and it’s hard to believe we have recently celebrated our 1st anniversary at The Royce. Maurice the owner once commented to me that his plan was to build a community, not just a block of apartments and that is exactly what has happened. We feel we belong to a very caring community and have made many new friendships. Even with the restrictions of COVID we never really felt isolated.

I was pleased earlier this year to be able to relocate my brother (who was in an Aged Care facility at Ryde) to The Manor. Even though visiting has been restricted because of COVID it is very comforting to me to know he is nearby. This is another big plus for us as a result of the choice we made.

Going forward we will both continue to enjoy travel and our lawn bowls which we both play regularly and socialising at Glenbrook Panthers Bowling Club.

– Joe & Dot

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I’ve had some great fun so far at the Royce – I have been here just over a year. That was a very special weekend when I moved in as only a few of us were in and had the run of the empty buildings!

Because the Royce arranged many social events before we moved into Stage One, we were all friends already and have consolidated our ties over the year. I am a very merry widow. By choice, I have no children and am irrevocably estranged from my brother and sister. I didn’t want to make the same mistake my mum did and stay in my home for too long.

Before the Royce was a twinkle in Maurice’s eye, I wished someone would build an over 55s by the Nepean – et voilà, here I am! I was the first to buy an apartment.

I was so looking forward to having a new space to design and decorate, and now that’s done I look forward to continuing the life I love, enhanced by the beauty and luxury, and care of the Royce.  I love having the security of always having someone to come home to, good company, and someone to notice if I fall off my perch and to deposit me in the Manor.

My well-being is my hobby – balancing social time with solitary time. My favourite thing to do is to stay in the city and go to a show at the Opera House, or spend a week on the beaches.

And always, I look forward to coming home to the Royce. Sometimes, I think I have died and gone to heaven! Moving here is the fourth-best decision of my life!

– Susan

Retirement Living Residents

We moved in August 2019 and can’t believe how lucky we are – it’s like a dream come true. Our apartment is beautiful, spacious and has a great floor plan. Every morning we wake up feeling like we are on holiday!

The staff are amazing, so friendly and helpful always have a smile on their face. The Royce is in such a great location, with so many places nearby to eat out or shop. We haven’t felt this relaxed in a very long time.

– Debbie & Norman