Articles on "LGBT Gay Elders"

February 25, 2014 10:21 pm

Low Income LGBT Community Opens in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Inquirer reports the first housing development in the country designed specifically for low-income seniors in the LGBT community had its “official” opening today in center city Philadelphia. The John C. Anderson Apartments, at 249 South 13th Street, was temporarily swathed in rainbow-colored banners for today’s ribbon-cutting, but LGBT seniors have actually been living here since January. Among them is Denise Samen. “Oh, it’s like heaven,” she said today of the housing project. What makes this place so different from every […]

October 24, 2013 6:40 pm

First Resort LGBT Retirement Community Nears Completion

Fountaingrove Lodge, the nation’s first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (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 first in the nation to be built. Fountaingrove Lodge is located in Santa Rosa, just north of San Francisco, an area […]

August 20, 2013 3:33 pm

France’s FIRST gay active living village for over 50s gets the green light

The gay community are the newest group to fuel the booming retirement housing market, which already offers developments catering to art enthusiasts, musicians, military veterans and university alumni. According to research by Stonewall, the UK lesbian, gay and bisexual charity, there are currently between 871,045 and 1,219,470 gay and lesbian adults aged over 55 in the UK, roughly the population of Birmingham. But it´s more than a matter of numbers. Gay baby boomers are the first generation to come of […]

April 16, 2012 3:37 pm

Housing approved for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender seniors

An affordable housing complex welcoming to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender seniors, had won a competitive bid for an $11 million state tax credit in Philadelphia, PA For more than three years, Mark Segal, the 61-year-old founder and publisher of Philadelphia Gay News has been planning, lobbying, negotiating, collaborating, and cajoling every social-service agency, activist group, and political leader he knows to make Philadelphia one of the first cities in the nation to meet the needs of the aging LGBT […]

March 5, 2012 8:18 pm

Grand Opening of the Country’s First Full-Time Senior Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Elders

SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) today opened the nation’s first full-time, innovative center for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older people. The SAGE Center will extend a comprehensive array of affirming services and support throughout New York City to ensure that LGBT older people can age in good health, financially secure and with broad community support. New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, New York City Department for the Aging Commissioner Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, and several Council members […]

February 13, 2012 9:04 pm

Gay Elders Prove to be “Resilient” According to Study

The study “The Aging and Health Report Disparities and Resilience Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Older Adults” (PDF), was conducted by the University of Washington’s Institute for Multigenerational Health. RESULTS: The respondents reported greater rates of disability, depression, and loneliness, and were more likely to smoke and binge-drink compared to heterosexuals of similar ages. Almost two-thirds of them had been victimized at least three times, and 13 percent had been denied health care or received inferior care. Still, LGBT […]

January 3, 2012 9:30 pm

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 […]

January 3, 2012 9:14 pm

LGBT Aging Documentary Offers FREE Online Screenings This Week

The critically-acclaimed LGBT aging documentary, Gen Silent is streaming now through Sunday, January 8th. Simply go their webpage to watch Gen Silent for free. Rather than making you rent Gen Silent on Netflix or Amazon, we offer free home viewing events like this one so that price or geographic region doesn’t stop individuals around the world from hearing this important message. We will let you know about other free home viewing events throughout 2012 and hope will consider making a […]

November 14, 2011 8:31 pm

Options for Gay Retirees Growing

A recent Smart Money article describes a variety of options that are available for LGBT Elders.  The articles sites increased challenges in creating these options due to economics, zoning and operational challenges. The article cites some of the newer retirement options for gays and lesbians that include: Affordable Housing Senior Centers Continuing Care Retirement Community Do It Yourself/ Co housing Read the complete article