As the first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)-friendly retirement community to provide continuing and progressive care, Fountaingrove Lodge provides a safe place for residents and staff to be themselves Amazing. Gorgeous. Incredible. Residents and staff are using superlatives like these to describe life at Fountaingrove Lodge, a 10-acre retirement campus that opened in November 2013. [...]
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The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force estimates 3 million LGBT elders live in the United States. As Baby Boomers age, that number will grow. In some places, aging members of the LGBT community are driving a nascent movement. Forward thinking people are creating LGBT friendly retirement communities, building in acceptance and a supportive environment. [...]
When plans were first announced years ago to establish an upscale LGBT retirement community in Sonoma County, the idea was nothing short of revolutionary. The first of its kind in the nation, Fountaingrove Lodge was dreamed up as a place where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors and their allies could spend the post-work years [...]
PHILADELPHIA — DENISE SAMEN, who is 65 and a military veteran, has not had an easy life. She lost an arm in a train accident, supported herself by working a series of low-paying service and clerical jobs, needs a wheelchair to get around and came of age when homosexuality was considered a psychiatric disorder. And [...]
Matile Rothschild and Joan Zimmerman lived more than a decade in their San Francisco home, in a quiet neighborhood near Lake Merced where they had a community of friends who were like family. But in recent years that started to change as their friends retired and moved away - settling in cheaper areas outside the [...]
Ho Hum another retirement development in Sonoma County - what’s news about that!? Well - it IS news because it’s the very first LGBT (Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender) planned community in the WORLD! Fitting for Sonoma County because we have considered ourselves a safe-haven for the LGBT community for decades - maybe longer. California is known to be [...]
Excited about their imminent move to what is probably the country's swankiest LGBT senior living community, Gary Gielow and Tom Sharp were sipping wine last Wednesday in a first-floor anteroom of Fountaingrove Lodge in Sonoma County. "We've been thinking about something like this for years," said Sharp, who is 70 and a retired computer programmer [...]
Filling a long-overdue need to provide the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community more retirement options, Fountaingrove Lodge, the nation’s first full-service LGBT retirement community to offer luxury living and continuing care services, will officially open this week. On Wednesday, November 20 regional elected officials and LGBT leaders will join award-winning developer Oakmont Senior [...]
Standing on the second-floor patio of what will soon be his new apartment, John Kennedy had a ready answer for his move next month to the new Fountaingrove Lodge in Santa Rosa. “This place just felt right,” said Kennedy, a retired college educator from San Francisco who was enjoying a view west to distant, forested [...]
For most, happiness in retirement is resort living, but for LGBT people, a rewarding retirement also includes the basic need that most Americans take for granted: feeling accepted. But today, LGBT seniors can have a relaxing, carefree retirement, and companionship among like-minded friends without the fear of prejudice. Although there has been much advancement in [...]