Gay Retirement Communities

Gay Retirement Communities

There are more than three million gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual Americans who are over the age of sixty five, and for these adults they want a nice peaceful place to retire. Aging gays and lesbians fear what lies ahead for them with the thought of discrimination and sometimes abuse in mainstream care facilities and other types of senior housing including assisted living facilities. The answer to this entire dilemma might be one of about twenty five retirement communities in the United States, catering particularly to gays and lesbians, and are now available and more planned for the near future.

Gay retirement communities provides the chance for adult gays to create a larger society of people with the same lifestyles and interests, gives them the opportunity to be independent from their families, and increasing the social openings for gays and lesbians over fifty years old. Social contact and not forcing them back into the closet is a key to staying healthy. Less isolation means enhanced mental and spiritual health for these senior gays and lesbians.

Two of the top Gay Retirement Communities in the US include:

Carefree Cove
One of the gay retirement communities with a 165-acre residential development of beautifully hardwood forest, featuring unsurpassed natural beauty developed exclusively for the Gay and Lesbian community. Owners can take pleasure in a safe and warm-feeling neighborhood with coded security gates that guarantees privacy and calm environment. Located off of North Carolina scenic Highway 88 in Zionville, Carefree Cove has been developed with full attention to maintaining the natural assets. Careful planning has brought no severe grades in the road system and there is an ideal home site for any preferred mountain setting. The exceptional mountain beauty has been confined through creative deed restrictions. The community features a split rail fencing, wild flowers, native gardens, and stone structure that captures the look of the Blue Ridge Parkway, a telephone entry system allows homeowners the means to let guests in the gate from their home. The Clubhouse is the focal pint of the community and the hub of activities, which features community dinners, social hall for dances, indoor and outdoor hot tub with a view. Aside from the clubhouse, there will be a lot of areas for all residents to enjoy.

Birds of a Feather
Located in Pecos, New Mexico, Birds of a Feather is one of the gay retirement communities that is open to those who want to live harmoniously in a non-traditional community. This community is situated in 140 acres of forested land with excellent natural beauty and stunning views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the northern New Mexico often called “The Land of Enchantment”. The community features casitas (pre-designed floor plans), and “Econests”. The community is also on its way to developing phase II. The Birds of a Feather is closely located to Santa Fe, a city of multi-cultural tradition, stimulating cultural environment, shopping, world-class restaurants, and a perfect climate.

Gay retirement communities offer senior gays and lesbians social comfort without having to hide away the real person that they are, thus making these communities appealing to them.

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