LGBT Senior Community Offers a Haven for Residents

June 21, 2016

Gay and lesbian couples have reported they face discrimination from many mainstream retirement communities and are forced to conceal their sexual orientation in order to fit in. But a senior housing development north of San Francisco offers a community specifically geared to LGBT individuals in their golden years.

Fountaingrove Lodge boasts resort-style living as well as offers continuing care services. The development was created by Oakmont Senior Living, which has created more than 40 retirement communities across the western U.S., and features 70 units ranging from 830- to 2,000 square feet.

“It took seven years of dreaming, planning, and development before the doors opened and our first residents moved in, but everyone has the same response: It was worth the wait,” says Cindy Gallaher, one of the Oakmont Senior Living’s founders.

Source: “California Project Offers a Place for LGBT Seniors to Call Home,” BUILDER (June 1, 2016)