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Considerations When Searching for LGBT & Ally Retirement Communities


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 [...]

Considerations When Searching for LGBT & Ally Retirement Communities2018-09-18T15:57:41+00:00

Sonoma County Pride moves to Santa Rosa


by Heather Cassell 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 [...]

Sonoma County Pride moves to Santa Rosa2018-02-15T11:15:54+00:00

Bay Area Reporter (FGL Residents Return Home)


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 [...]

Bay Area Reporter (FGL Residents Return Home)2017-11-27T10:37:35+00:00

GoFundMe Update


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 [...]

GoFundMe Update2017-11-02T12:52:51+00:00

SF Bay Times


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 [...]

SF Bay Times2017-11-02T12:41:50+00:00

Concord Pioneer


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 [...]

Concord Pioneer2017-11-02T12:42:04+00:00

LGBT Baby Boomers


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 [...]

LGBT Baby Boomers2017-08-17T16:40:15+00:00

Pink Banana World


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 [...]

Pink Banana World2017-04-05T15:44:31+00:00

New York Times


Jon Allen lived most of his life very much out of the closet. He didn’t want to go back in when he grew older. “After you live in Key West for 20 years, you’re out comfortably every minute of every day,” said Mr. Allen, 72. “The fear is not that you’re going to move into [...]

New York Times2017-04-05T15:44:31+00:00

Sonoma County Gazette


When I began my career as a chef, I never imagined I would eventually fill the position of Culinary Services Director at two senior living communities in Santa Rosa. Over the years, I worked alongside renowned chefs Wolfgang Puck and Nancy Oakes; cooked for political dignitaries in Washington, D.C. at the Morrison-Clark Historic Inn & [...]

Sonoma County Gazette2017-04-05T15:44:31+00:00