A number of studies in the US and Europe amongst
mainstream retirement care communities have shown that they
are unaware or disinterested in the sexuality of their residents,
and most deny having any gay men living in them. Gay people
living in care communites are often subjected to verbal
or physical harassment and prejudice - hence many have retreated
to the closet.
Thankfully that situation
is changing and a number of communities are in existence
or development which cater for mature gay people. So no
longer will elderly gay people have to slam the closet door
shut behind them just because they need assisted care.
See also the Research
Page for background information
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places if you're 50 and gay - Top gay-friendly counties in
|| Uses census
data to find counties with the highest concentrations of households
containing a gay male or lesbian couple with a householder
(the person filling out the census form) aged 55 or older.
This is matched to detailed profiles of more than 26,000 communities
to find the best places to be 50 and gay.
Mention the Kids: Elderly Gays Find Togetherness in L.A. Ries
on an assisted living facility for gay elders in Amsterdam
and on plans to develop mixed housing for LGBT and heterosexual
elders. By Willemein Groot, Radio Nederland (June 17, 2002).
This article takes a look at existing housing options for
queer seniors in Canada, particularly housing co-operatives
By Tom Yeung, Xtra West, March 22, 2001
Pages, Groups & Organizations
Gays For Shared Living
||Yahoo Group for
men over 40 (mainly retired) to make contact with the aim
of sharing private homes and not necessarily interested in
assisted living or gay apartment/condo complexes, etc.
(Gay Seniors Retiring) is a place on the web where gay seniors
or gay sooner-or-later-to-be seniors can discuss their retirement
or their plans for future retirement. We invite questions,
suggestions and other comments about how we as gay people
are finding fulfillment in our years beyond regular employment
Beau Monde Management Group, LLC, PO Box 218499, Nashville,
Tel 866-450-BEAU (2328)
gay retirement communites in Palm Springs, San Francisco,
Fort Lauderdale and Scottsdale. Providing independent and
assisted living as well as skilled nursing and continued care.
Liberty, a Beau Monde desert community, is an upscale, active
adult development in the heart of Palm Springs. Construction
is set to begin Summer of 2007.
of a Feather Resort
Bonnie J. McGowan
11 WhiteHawk Trail
Pecos, New Mexico 87552
residential community in Pecos, New Mexico is open to anyone
who wishes to live harmoniously in a Lesbian and Gay community
designed for active adults. A gated resort community on 140
acres of forested land with outstanding natural beauty and
magnificent views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in sunny
northern New Mexico,
mountain retirement community for gays that is currently under
development near Boone, N.C1 set in 65 acres of wooded land
in the North Carolina mountains.90 lots will be sold on 165
acres of the property. The remaining 65 acres will be set
aside for recreation like fishing or hiking. A 3,400-square-foot
lodge is planned as the center of the community. The lodge
will have a fireplace, indoor pool, hot tubs and meeting space.
401 W. Clarendon Phoenix, AZ 85013 For Room Reservations
call 1877-4CALAMUS or 602-274-4774
retirement community opening in Phoenix, AZ. Also boasts a
restaurant on the same site.
Fair Oaks, CA
Tel: 916-962-7106 / 916-241-8990
|The first center
in California to cater to gay and lesbian seniors, according
to its owner. The assisted living facility is set up more
like a bed and breakfast than a traditional senior center.
4210 Thomas Lake Harris Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Lodge is a developement by Aegis Senior Living, a recognized
leader in the retirement housing industry. In addition to
a 148-unit continuing care retirement community for LGBT older
adults it will include a 36-unit facility offering assisted
living and Alzheimer's care. The development is slated to
be ready for occupancy by the winter of 20072008
Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing Corporation
P.O. Box 691657 West Hollywood CA 90069
Tel: 323.954.3900 or 866.838.1266
Via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing Corporation is a non-profit
organization dedicated to building and operating high-quality
affordable residential communities which provide a safe nurturing
environment that supports the well-being of gay, lesbian,
bisexual and transgender older adults. Using a combination
of grass roots activism and development expertise, we will
build and operate an affordable, independent-living facility
for GLBT older adults living in the greater Los Angeles area.
and Lesbian Retirement
1423 Main Street Little Rock, AR 72202
Fax: (501) 421-3140
goal of GAL Retirement is to offer an esthetically pleasing
environment just like a large home with common areas for
meal and recreation. The vision of GAL retirement is to
provide a welcoming home for 5 to 10 guests in most locations.
First location is New Orleans area opening Dec 1 2003.
Post Office Box 1035
Daly City, CA 94017-1035
Private, licensed residential care home in Daly City, Calif.
(near San Francisco), for gay men ages 60-plus.
Russian River Resort Area
Care Home for elder/disabled Gay & Lesbians
We are truly an extended Family Compound with a fulltime live-in
care services provider. Fully fenced in acreage with three
separate dwellings. Independence along with the security and
assistance of a loving caregiver.
Lauderdale Accomodations for the Mature (over 40) GLBT community.
Tropical setting with pool/hot tub/fitness equipment.- 1 bedroom
apartments available for short or extended stays.
Lifemax Senior Services
2565 Broadway #242
New York, New York 10025
|When you need
help caring for an older parent partner or friend. Non-medical
in-home eldercare assistance company designed for the glbt
|openhouse (formerly Rainbow Adult Community Housing)
|| A non-profit organization founded in San Francisco in 1998. Its mission is to address disparities preventing isolated and vulnerable lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) seniors from accessing crucial senior housing, health, long-term care and aging-support services that are sensitive to their needs.
gay and lesbian communities
of Manasota (USA)
138 49th Court East Palmetto FL 34221
Palms of Manasota was the first gay & lesbian adult living
community in the USA. The Palms seeks to build communities
that are senior-friendly, attractive, pleasant and safe,
and that can serve as models for other communities.
P.O. Box 343
in Easthampton, Massachusetts, will be New England’s first
age-in-place community for GLBTS individuals, couples and
families. A development of approximately 70 living units with
facilities for events, guest accommodations, concierge services,
and innovative high-tech features. The units are anticipated
to be ready for occupancy in the fall of 2007.
Male Residential Hotel
Parkside Male Residential Hotel 1431 South Main Street Akron,
15 fully-furnished rooms with extensive facilities including,
dining room, physical fitness & tanning gym, and a surround
sound theatre, located close to downtown Akron.
Gardens Stay at Home Assisted Living allows you to stay at
home while receiving services and care from qualified, carefully
selected, gay/lesbian friendly staff
W. Cordova Rd. #803 Santa Fe, NM 87505 Phone: 505-983-6609
Properties, Inc. was incorporated in New Mexico in 1998 to
develop resort-style, Independent and Assisted Living retirement
communities primarily for the gay and lesbian senior population.
The flagship property is RainbowVision Village in Santa Fe,
New Mexico. RainbowVision will expand into other locations
as the company closely follows the particular demands of the
senior GLBT population.
1350 W. Powell Blvd. Gresham, Oregon 97030
(888) 470-0130 Toll Free
|Opening on June
27 2007, 100% gay owned and operated, not for profit, high
tech, active gay senior retirement community. We are a group
of gay people committed to enjoying the fact that we have
"arrived" numerically to that stage in life where the pressures
of home ownership and striving to maintain other early life
responsibilities have been released to others. We strive to
give you, the gay retiree, the best living arrangements at
the most affordable price. Oregon has no state sales tax and
is a gay friendly state with new laws just passed providing
all same sex partners with benefits equal to married couples.
Resort on Carefree Boulevard 3000 Carefree Boulevard
Fort Myers, Fla. 33917-7135 Phone: (800) 326-0364
vacation and resort community of manufactured home and recreational
vehicle sites. Home sites start at $27,500 and homes and home
sites and packages run from $69,000 to $120,000, according
to the resort's website.
PO Box 990035
Boston MA 02199
Telephone: 617 570 9090
has purchased the properties at 23 and 9 Miner Street in the
Fenway/Audubon Circle neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.
We are designing and will build a residential community of
66 homes targeted to older lesbians, gay men, their friends,
Edge Retirement and
(704) 685-9673 or -7693, fax
(704) 685-7666, or write to P.O. Box 579, Edneyville, NC
in development hidden in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains
near Asheville, North Carolina.
On 100 acres site each lot will be five acres with as much
nature as possible surrounding the homes. Purchases of the
lots can build whatever type house they want but developers
are hoping for brick or log cabin type homes.
429 Earnhardt Dr.
Venus, FL 33960
|Venus Acres is
a community located in Highlands County, Florida. Centrally
located, it is a short drive from both east and west coasts.It
is rural, the roads are shell rock, and you can hear cows,
see horses, and live with agricultural zoning, and few restrictions.
Manufactured homes of many sizes dot the one acre parcels,
with some site built ones. The 180 lots are about 30% gay-
owned, and that is changing fast as word gets out.
177 FRANK STREET, OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA K2P 0X4
TEL: (613) 688-2752
FAX: (613) 237-6842
First Gay and Lesbian Retirement Home
PO Box 339 Stn Q
communities and services, ideal for the gay, lesbian, bisexual
and transgender (GLBT) community (and their friends) over
the age of 45. Based in Toronto, Canada, we plan to expand
to other North American locations as our membership grows.
Living Properties & Health Services Inc
1502 Comox Street Vancouver BC V6G 1P2 CANADA
Fax: 778.330.6476 email@example.com
is to develop Lifestyle Communities and provide Home Health
Services for mature LGBT persons and Friends.
Currenty considering development
of an LGBT community in partnership with RainbowVision Properties
Inc., we are currenty by design in British Columbia for
"The Second Fifty Years".
Alzheimer's Society's Lesbian and Gay Network
|A UK telephone
helpline service staffed by gay men and lesbian women. Also
includes advice for finding residential care.
Botermelkbaan 4, 2900 Schoten , Belgium
+32(0)476 304 296 (03)000 00 00 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
care facilty for LGBT people near Antwerp, Belgium.
Walter Paul & Ante Curcovic
Am Stiegelschlag 5,
60385, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tel/Fax: 069 / 46 93 211
gay senior assisted living apartment complex in Frankfurt,
Homes in Retirement
5 Coopers Court
SG14 1UB UK
Tel: +44 (0)1992 421000
Fax: +44 (0)1992 421009
& Mike of Gay Homes in Retirement have been researching the
options available to live open and free lives in later years.
The results show that there are no housing or permanent welfare
facilities anywhere in the UK geared to the needs of older
lesbians or gay men.
Initially we are conducting a survey to establish the need
for specialised retirement housing for the lesbian and gay
community, and what form it should take.
103 69 Stockholm, Sweden
Project of RFSL (Swedish national gay group) working to develop
LGB elder housing in Stockholm. Home page in Swedish provides
overview, mailing list signup form.
A Ries foundation
PO Box 3386 1001 AD
The Netherlands Telephone:
+31 20 623 10 52
with 7 apartments adapted for the elderly in Amsterdam
66/9 Moo 4 T. Namuang 84140
Koh Samui - Thailand
|Asia Sense, located on the island
of Kho Samui in Thailand, is a retirement lodging dedicated
to gay people. Offering 5* individual
lodges designed to make retirement what it must be:
the best time of your life.
79 M. 6, Ban PaYangPoi,
A. Doi Saket,
Chiang Mai, 50220.
Phone: +66 (0)53-868815,
Mobile: +66 (0)89-6339517.
development for gay people in retirement, in Baan Sammi Nature
Resort, 10 miles northeast of Chiang Mai (northern Thailand).
Retirement homes offered, each with own character in contemporary
and traditional Lanna style, lake front, mountain view, subtropical
garden. The gay community, self-organizing, is providing all
services including those specific for retirement like skilled
nursing and continued care.
Retire Resort Co., Ltd.
113/24 Moo 9
Huay Yai (on Phoenix Golf Course)
20150 Banglamung, Province Chon Buri
Providing a luxury all-male residence for
mature men near Pattaya. They offer short or longterm accomodation,
with care and assistence, in studio apartments in a small
luxious near Phoenix Golf Course at Huay Yai - south of
Pattaya and next to a beautiful beach.
Ballan, Moorabool Shire,
Victoria (between Bacchus Marsh and Ballarat).
|A $26 million project with 120
single storey independent living units, a village mini bus,
24/7 emergency system, tennis court, bowling green, club house,
the first premier gay, lesbian and transgender retirement
haven in Australia will be environment friendly – with solar
HWS, grey water systems, water tanks, solar power, storm water
lake and creek, it also boasts an open air theatre for twilight
concerts. Construction is expected to
begin in 2009.