RETIREMENT HOME TOLD LESBIAN COUPLE THEY HAVE TO ACT LIKE SISTERS TO FIT IN

  • metta

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    Mar 01, 2013 8:21 PM GMT
    RETIREMENT HOME TOLD LESBIAN COUPLE THEY HAVE TO ACT LIKE SISTERS TO FIT IN








    http://on.aol.com/video/retirement-home-told-lesbian-couple-they-have-to-act-like-sisters-to-fit-in-517681496
  • metta

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    Mar 02, 2013 12:54 AM GMT
    Retirement Home-ophobia





    http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/elderly-gays%3B-lgbt-nursing-homes/51140a38fe344437520001da

    http://alturl.com/z379d
  • metta

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    Mar 02, 2013 12:59 AM GMT

    It would be nice if there were developments around the country that offered affordable cottages/condos that could be purchased by the glbt elderly that are located in beautiful areas: that also have easily accessible additional home medical services, as needed. Maybe with a co-operative lodge/eating area as well. So that people could maintain as much independence as they can handle but add services as needed.

    Many of these nursing homes and elderly care facilities are just so expense...usually starting around $7k/month. If people could purchase their own homes, then maybe that would make it more affordable. Just put the additional basic costs into an HOA.
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    Mar 04, 2013 1:19 AM GMT
    metta8 said
    It would be nice if there were developments around the country that offered affordable cottages/condos that could be purchased by the glbt elderly that are located in beautiful areas: that also have easily accessible additional home medical services, as needed. Maybe with a co-operative lodge/eating area as well. So that people could maintain as much independence as they can handle but add services as needed.


    I addressed the dearth of affordable gay retirement communities here three years ago: http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/794295

    I posted a link to an article about this existing gay retirement community several months ago; the developer, a lesbian and former for-profit Manhattan developer is working on filling this niche: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/13227636/#.UTP2sI5Z_dk

    However, aside from possible trailer park communities in Florida, what you're asking for doesn't exist for even straight people - a room AFL for one person will run at least $3,500 a month.

    Save your money, people.

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    Mar 04, 2013 1:21 AM GMT
    metta8 saidRetirement Home-ophobia
    Pun win.
  • metta

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    Mar 04, 2013 1:54 AM GMT
    eagermuscle said
    metta8 said
    It would be nice if there were developments around the country that offered affordable cottages/condos that could be purchased by the glbt elderly that are located in beautiful areas: that also have easily accessible additional home medical services, as needed. Maybe with a co-operative lodge/eating area as well. So that people could maintain as much independence as they can handle but add services as needed.


    I addressed the dearth of affordable gay retirement communities here three years ago: http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/794295

    I posted a link to an article about this existing gay retirement community several months ago; the developer, a lesbian and former for-profit Manhattan developer is working on filling this niche: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/13227636/#.UTP2sI5Z_dk

    However, aside from possible trailer park communities in Florida, what you're asking for doesn't exist for even straight people - a room AFL for one person will run at least $3,500 a month.

    Save your money, people.



    With so many companies dropping their traditional 401k plans and people dependent on the stock market doing well, we need to come up with better affordable options for seniors. It is a nice thought to think that people will be able to keep working until they die or that employers will keep hiring us until we die but that just will not happen for many people and we need to figure out how we are going to deal with this, other than letting people live on the street.