Several Articles on Gay Retirement Communities
There were a couple of prominant articles this week on the topic of Gay Retirement Communities:
Spain’s first Gay Retirement Community secures land for development
The first gay retirement community in Spain overcame its first planning hurdle as developers have found a home for the project. Read article
USA Today Article on the need for more Gay Retirement Communities
Many gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender seniors fear
discrimination, disrespect or worse by health care workers and residents of
elder housing facilities, ultimately leading many back into the closet after
years of being open, experts say.
That anxiety takes on new significance as the first of the
77 million baby boomers turns 65 this year. At least 1.5 million seniors are
gay, a number expected to double by 2030, according to SAGE, the New York-based
group Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders.
Recognizing the need, developers in Philadelphia have
secured a site and initial funding for what would be one of the nation’s few
GLBT-friendly affordable housing facilities. They hope to break ground on a
52-unit, $17 million building for seniors in 2013.