Retirement community opens for LGBT community

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community has a new resort-style retirement option in Sonoma County.

June 16, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community has a new resort-style retirement option in Sonoma County.

The fountain grove lodge opened a model apartment today at its ten acre Santa Rosa campus. When it's completed in about 18 months, the community will include six single family homes, and a 64 unit main building.

Amenities include a pool, gardens, and gourmet meals, and continuing medical care for residents who end up needing it.

"And that would be assisted living services we have a memory care center onsite which would give them dementia and Alzheimer care services," said Cindy Gallaher, the retirement home owner.

Backers claim this is a first of its kind development -- the concept is so popular that deposits have been placed on more than half the units.