First Resort LGBT Retirement Community Nears Completion


EDGE Media Network Contributor

Friday September 13, 2013

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 well known for its contributions to the LGBT community. Offering superior living spaces and various resort amenities, services and healthcare options, Fountaingrove Lodge is the first of its kind to give LGBT seniors a place to enjoy a meaningful retirement in a community of friends.

Since breaking ground on the project, LGBT seniors as far away as Florida, Maryland and London have reserved their place in the community. Oakmont Senior Living recently completed construction of the apartment models and is offering a first look at life at Fountaingrove Lodge.

Located between the Mayacamas and the Sonoma Mountains, Fountaingrove Lodge is an oasis of natural beauty surrounded by native oaks and wildlife. The LGBT retirement community is a relaxing and vibrant retreat just minutes from the heart of Santa Rosa and major transportation corridors. Fountaingrove Lodge is adorned with craftsman-style architecture and finishes reflecting the beauty of the native landscape, and features fine woodwork and natural materials throughout.

Fountaingrove Lodge offers countless amenities and services that reflect the interests and passions of its LGBT guests. Residents can take a stroll through the orchard, meet for a glass of wine in the wine cave, or enjoy gourmet meals in the formal indoor and outdoor dining rooms. Fountaingrove Lodge is also adjacent to a championship golf course and features a fully equipped fitness center with daily exercise classes, hiking trails and an outdoor pool.

Other common areas include a library, business center, great hall for special events, pet park, movie theatre and activity rooms. Weekly housekeeping, chauffeured transportation and concierge and valet services are also available.

As the only LGBT retirement community to provide continuing care, Fountaingrove Lodge offers independent living, assisted living and memory care services, giving residents the medical support and attention they may need in the privacy of their own homes. Blood pressure checks, flu shots and weight monitoring services are available to all residents. A friendly, professional staff is also on site 24 hours a day to provide individualized care tailored to the needs of each resident.

Fountaingrove Lodge offers spacious craftsman-style apartments and bungalows available in nine different floor plans, ranging from 830 to 2,000 square feet. Finishes can be customized and each residence will offer an outdoor patio or balcony. Primary utilities, security systems and maintenance are included.

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About Oakmont Senior Living:

Headquartered in Santa Rosa, Oakmont Senior Living is an award-winning developer of premier, resort senior communities, recognized for the quality of it craftsmanship and the excellence of its care and services. Family owned and operated, Oakmont is dedicated to creating high-quality communities that enhance the world of retired living. With a focus on customer service and attention to detail, Oakmont leads the senior housing industry in providing innovative programs and services that enrich resident experiences and offer peace of mind for families. For more information about Oakmont visit

SOURCE Oakmont Senior Living