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Sonoma County Gazette

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 [...]

Bay Area Reporter

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 [...]

Gay U.S.A

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 [...]

SDGLN

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 [...]

The Advocate

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 [...]

The Sonoma County Gazette

Filling a long-overdue need to provide the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community more retirement options, Fountaingrove Lodge (http://fountaingrovelodge.com), the nation’s first full-service LGBT retirement community to offer luxury living and continuing care services, will officially open in less than two weeks. On Wednesday, November 20 regional elected officials and LGBT leaders will join [...]

The Advocate

The LGBT senior population is set to double over the next twenty years, and roughly 3 million of those people will begin making arrangements to enjoy their golden years. As retirement becomes a reality for many aging LGBT people, research shows it is not without its concerns. A recent study by Prudential Financial found that [...]

My Castro

Fountaingrove Lodge, the nation’s first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) retirement community to offer resort living and continuing care services, is set to open in November! Designed and constructed by award-winning developer Oakmont Senior Living, the 10-acre campus will surely be the crème de la crème of retirement communities. Others have proposed similar full-service [...]

Edge (September 18, 2013)

Fountaingrove Lodge is the nation’s first LGBT retirement community to offer resort living and continuing care services, is officially nearing completion. Designed and constructed by award-winning developer Oakmont Senior Living, the 10-acre retirement campus is on schedule to open in November. While others have proposed similar full-service LGBT retirement communities, Fountaingrove Lodge will be the [...]

SF Gate (June 1, 2013)

Two disparate residential communities in the Bay Area targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors at different ends of the economic spectrum are regaining momentum after stalling during the recession. In Upper Market, Openhouse, a social services agency for LGBT older adults, aims to create 109 units of affordable housing for low-income seniors in a [...]