Crotona Senior Residences is a 65,000 square foot, mixed-use, 7-story, 82-unit residence for LGBT elders backed by SAGE in Crotona Park North (CPN) in the Bronx. The building combines low-income senior housing with an innovative ground-floor, LGBT Senior Center to serve building residents and all New York City seniors.
This high-performance building is designed and equipped to support “aging in place” and features a laundry room, community room and terrace with gardening plots for landscaping for shade and connection to the park local park. A library/classroom and a cyber-center complete the senior program spaces. Ingersoll Senior Residences
The 16-story, 145-unit Ingersoll Senior Residences (ISR) on Brooklyn’s Myrtle Avenue is New York City’s first affordable LGBT-friendly senior housing development. Also created in partnership with SAGE, ISR was intentionally built as an intersectional community.
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A Place for Us Housing is an LGBT-friendly senior housing community located at the border of Cleveland and Lakewood. It offers one- and two-bedroom apartments to those 55+. Conveniently situated near the West 117th RTA Rapid station, it offers shopping and parks among its many amenities. Other amenities include a fitness room, library, meditation room, laundry, a health and wellness suite, lush gardens and more.
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An LGBT-senior (55+) community with studio and one-bedroom options located in Gresham OR, 15 miles from downtown Portland. Rainbow Vista’s amenities include a large event space, a community room, a theater with a large screen TV and surround sound, an exercise room, a game room with a pool table and a music room.
To add to the entertainment and community feel, Rainbow Vista hosts regular activities, including BBQs on the deck, movies in an on-property theater, birthday and holiday gatherings and occasional outings to local restaurants. Rainbow Vista is not equipped for assisted living needs.
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John C. Anderson Apartments is a pet-friendly, LGBT-friendly senior (62+) community located in the heart of center city Philadelphia and just minutes from Philly’s official Gayborhood, including the “Avenue of the Arts”, William Way Community Center, an LGBT community center, and Mazonni Health & Legal Clinics, along with LGBT-friendly owned restaurants and businesses. All one-bedroom apartments have access to an inviting community room, outdoor community patio, library, and a variety of resident events and services.
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This 115-lot RV-community created for women by women is located on Washington’s scenic Olympic peninsula (midway between Sequim and Port Townsend) for temporary visitors, seasonal snowbirds and year-round residents.
With amenities such as an office and lounge with a full kitchen, television, computer and printer, WiFi and mailboxes, a small heated swimming pool, low-cost laundry, exercise room, community garden, shared maintenance shed and shop, front gated entrance and meeting facility, plus free RV and boat storage, this place has everything.
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The small number of LGBTQ retirement communities, unfortunately, suggests that there are even fewer women or lesbian retirement communities. As of this writing, there are currently three exclusively lesbian retirement communities. They are:
- The Pueblo in AZ
- The Resort on Carefree Boulevard in FL
- Discovery Bay Resort in WA
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There are simply not enough gay retirement communities to meet demand, but gay- and LGBT-friendly facilities can help make up the difference. Thankfully, SAGE (Services & Advocacy for LGBT Elders in America), offers SAGECare. The SAGECare program trains care providers on how to better understand the unique needs of the LGBT community.