Thornton Place

Offers Independent Living

19 Reviews
2901 SW Armstrong Ave, Topeka, KS 66614
Call (800) 385-2527
Thornton Place (800) 385-2527

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Independent Living Reviews for Thornton Place

August 09, 2018

By Helen

I visited this facility

While Thornton Place is a nice place, it is not where my sister-in-law wants to be. Nevertheless, the tour was fine. The staff member was polite and friendly. She was wonderful. The rooms were on the smaller side, but they were all nice. Thornton Place is a larger community with more people, but not as many facilities. The meal was good. They offered us popcorn and sodas. They did everything they could to make us feel welcome. They have a craft area and a fitness center. There are puzzles and music. It looked to me like it was very interactive. I saw people working on puzzles and people playing cards. The community was involved. There were a few very elderly people sitting in their wheelchairs just watching things going on around them, but that's normal. As you get older, you like just sitting and watching. It looked like everybody was OK there. The staff was great. Everything was clean.

Provider Response

Hi Helen, it's great to hear you enjoyed your visit to Thornton Place. We always want our residents and guests to feel at home in our community. We aim to help older independent people live better through activities, engaging social events, good food, and help with housekeeping and transportation. Thanks for the wonderful feedback. Please let us know if there's anything else we can do for you!

February 26, 2018

By ResidentsChildTopeka

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My parent has lived at Thornton Place for 4 to 5 years now. Over the last couple of years the food has left much to be desired. They have been through several chefs. Frequently they don't clean their room. They will take out the trash, change the sheets and give clean towels but that is it. The facility itself is nice and her room is fine. They raise the rent every year so if you elect to move in expect the rent to go up approximately 1% every year.

Provider Response

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate all feedback we receive and are always looking for ways to improve. Your comments have been shared with our management team. We would like the opportunity to speak with you further. Please reach out to the general manager, Jessie.

August 21, 2017

By Joy

I visited this facility

Thornton Place was excellent and wonderful; I would love to live there. The person who gave us the tour was excellent, but it was not what I needed for my family member. There were quite a few social activities going on and opportunities to go on with their bus and go places together. There was a garden where you go out, sit, and enjoy. You could walk around the grounds, and people were playing cards and puzzles. It was a very social place. There were a lot of things going on.

November 17, 2016

By Harriet4

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Thornton Place seems to be very nice. They have studios, 1-bedrooms, and 2-bedrooms, they have their own furniture, and the room is comfortable, especially for my brother who doesn't want a big room and a lot of furniture -- so his apartment works out fine. The dining area is great, and the food is adequate. There's very little staff there because it's independent living, but they're very helpful. There's plenty there to do.

January 29, 2016

By Lisa118938750

I visited this facility

We visited Thornton Place, and my dad liked it very well. They all seemed very friendly, and it had a relaxed atmosphere. The staff was all nice and helpful. They just seemed to be really welcoming.

January 26, 2016

By Stuart8

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mom has been at Thornton Place for about a decade now. What I like about it is that it's clean, and they have a lot of activities. They have caring staff as well. The rooms are very nice, and they keep them updated. The food is good.

July 28, 2015

By Kathy111170450

I visited this facility

Thornton Place was really nasty. The rooms were extra small and not clean. Somebody was calling for help and nobody went. The staff was not really good.

Provider Response

Hello, thank you for taking the time to rate and review our community. We appreciate you sharing this feedback.

December 17, 2014

By George98912550

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mother-in-law is in Thornton Place in Topeka in the independent living. She is getting close to assisted living. It’s a very clean, very friendly facility, and she is very happy where she is. The apartment is clean and very nice, very light, and spacious.

September 30, 2014

By Steven12

I visited this facility

We have visited Thornton Place and it's a beautiful facility. Their rooms were very nice too. Compared to where my parents are right now, Thornton did not serve meals in restaurant style. Even so, we love the place. In fact, we have some relatives living there. However, it is an independent living and does not have a continuing care facility. Given my parents' age, we found it necessary to have a place that offered continuing care programs.

February 24, 2014

By Sarah22

I visited this facility

We were looking for a facility and so we visited Thornton Place. The place looks very pleasant and very stylish. The apartments were nice. It was quite roomy with a lot of light and windows. The staff is very nice too and very helpful. They were also very informative. We had lunch there and the food is very good. They gave us some list with the services that are available as well as the activities they offer to the residents. They have good amenities there like they have housekeeping and 24/7 managers. It’s a very safe place.

September 30, 2013

By dolo

I visited this facility

My wife and I had looked at Thornton Place and my wife liked the place. The place was clean. The residents there seemed to be satisfied. We had some sample meals and they were good. However, we just couldn't afford to stay there.
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Questions about Thornton Place

Describe the overall population of independent living residents at Thornton Place. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Our residents range from 55 to early 100s and everything in between! Their favorite activities are as different as their personalities! By using our Holiday 365 app each resident is able to view the daily calendar and sign up for events that interest them. If they are unable to find something that peaks their interest on the calendar they can simply message a friend to join them for a game of cards or to enjoy a walk around the community.

What transportation services does Thornton Place offer to independent living residents?

Our residents can take advantage of the complimentary transportation to help them get around town. The scheduled shuttle can take residents to stores, doctor appointments, dining, or group outings.

What makes the chef or dining program at Thornton Place exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

Our community has an Executive Chef and Sous Chef who care about providing residents not only delicious but also nutritious meals, 3 times a day. Our menus are changed seasonally to ensure the freshest products and flavors and we offer over 150 different entrees with each season. Residents can select a la carte items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Entrees at each service include specials like our Holiday Fresh option or Resident’s Choice. All meals are served in our restaurant-style dining rooms with friends and neighbors, allowing everyone to enjoy good food and good conversation.

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

Residents are able to socialize in our game room or activity room, sit back with a good book at our library, get physical at our fitness room or just catch up with some friends in the atrium.

What safety features or security measures does Thornton Place offer to independent living residents?

Our residents can feel safe 24/7 knowing that they can access help with just a push of a button. Each resident receives their own Lively Mobile Plus emergency device that goes anywhere they do. The device, which is included in monthly rent, can be activated for a variety of reasons, including emergencies, directions, health concerns, or to just speak to a friendly voice. The community is also only accessible to residents from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. so you can rest easy knowing that there will not be unwanted late-night visitors.

If Thornton Place accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

We love our residents and we love their pets! Our community is pet friendly so you can bring your furry friend with you to your new home. There are green spaces and courtyards as well as walking paths where you can enjoy nice long walks.

Does Thornton Place work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

Our community provides the option to each resident to choose their own third party care provider. This allows the freedom of choice and flexibility for each resident to determine how much, or how little, support they need.

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Services and Amenities of Thornton Place


  • Fee Structure Extra: Included In Rent: Basic Cable, Electric, Gas, Sewer, Water
  • Independent Living Starting At: $2082/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments
  • Housing Extra: Handicap Barrier Free Units Available, Individual Climate Control, Safety Rails In Bathroom, Telephone Hookup

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Dining Extra: Private Dining Room, Resident Kitchen


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Hiking Trails
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Features Extra: Laundry Room For Use, Chapel, Library, Locked Mailboxes, Elevator, Parking: Covered

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Technology Extra: Business Center, Wi Fi In Common Areas


  • Offsite Activities
  • Fitness Room
  • Activities Extra: Game Room, Activity Room

Financial guidance

  • Va Benefits Consultation

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: Most Pets Allowed
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About Thornton Place

Thornton Place is the perfect place to live for seniors who want a community that provides them with comfort and enjoyment. From housekeeping to on-site maintenance, Thornton Place works hard to make life easier for every resident. Chefs prepare three delicious meals each day, served in the beautiful dining room. The facility provides housekeeping, linen services, fun and stimulating activities, off-site excursions, transportation to personal appointments and a variety of classes and programs.

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