It took a lifetime, but William “Bill” Joseph Bryan, 92, has done it. He finally came out publically as a gay man to his hometown by donating the collection of five books he authored in his retirement to the Gulfport Public Library. Four are gay-themed and one is about the dogs he has had [...]
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Boomers Create a Surge in Luxury Care Communities The restaurant at Fountaingrove Lodge has a sweeping view of California’s Sonoma County, a panorama one might expect at a five-star resort. The grounds include an impressive wine cellar, spa, bank, fitness center, movie theater and a large outdoor swimming pool. “I love the water aerobic [...]
At Oakmont Senior Living, we take great pride in creating thriving communities where life can flourish, relationships can be nurtured, and our residents truly feel at home. While the goal of inclusion may be expected, for many LGBT and LGBT allies, finding a retirement community that welcomes LGBT individuals can be more challenging than [...]
by Heather Cassell firstname.lastname@example.org Long held in Guerneville by the Russian River, Sonoma County Pride is making the move to the county's largest city for this year's celebration in June. The organization announced that the 31st Sonoma County Pride parade and festival that will kick off Pride Month will take place at Santa Rosa's Old [...]
Residents of the Fountaingrove Lodge, an LGBT senior living facility in Santa Rosa's Fountaingrove neighborhood, were happy to finally return to the lodge November 13, following the October wildfires. Nearly 100 residents waited anxiously for a little more than a month after fleeing the flames that roared through the Fountaingrove neighborhood and left much of [...]
Donations to the Oakmont Family Fund will be used to assist Oakmont Senior Living employees who lost homes during the recent Santa Rosa, CA wildfires. We are currently contacting employees directly to account for their well-being and safety and we are asking if they suffered a personal loss of their home/residence. So far, some employees [...]
Fountaingrove Lodge Survives the North Bay Fires: An Interview with Resident Bill Baird By Dr. Marcy Adelman– On October 8, the residents at Santa Rosa’s Fountaingrove Lodge went to bed smelling smoke. The smell of smoke was a concern, but it was not alarming. After all, the staff and residents were well practiced in emergency [...]
The spirit of generosity and kindness was alive in Concord in the midst of the tragic fires in the North Bay earlier this month. Oakmont of Montecito on Clayton Road welcomed 75 of the 430 seniors evacuated from Oakmont senior living communities in Santa Rosa as fires chased them from their home early in the [...]
Did you know that LGBT individuals in America represent approximately 4 percent of the population as of 2016? Senior citizens who identify with this group face unique challenges on every level. Unfortunately, being such a small percentage means that their complications, issues or problems are all too often ignored or unacknowledged. According to a 2017 [...]
According to an old Irish myth, there is a pot of gold waiting at the end of every rainbow. In the heart of Sonoma’s Wine Country Fountaingrove Lodge, a revolutionary new oasis welcoming LGBT seniors, is for those fortunate enough to discover it, a place that validates the spirit of that ancient myth in a metaphorical, if [...]