Our Gay Pride Center, on a 5-acre campus with multiple buildings and one of the largest in the US (no store-front sidewalk operation), has been approved and funded for construction of an on-site, senior low-income LGBT apartment building. Consisting of 150 units, in studio, 1 & 2 bedroom floor plans. Plus a covered parking garage. The status of the ongoing work was announced last night at our monthly Founder's Circle gathering.
This won't offer assisted living, however, and isn't a nursing home. Those who require medical aid will need other resources, which are fairly plentiful in South Florida. Although none are LGBT-specific. Still, this is a big step for our gay community.
Residents will have the use of the Pride Center, which includes too many senior activities & services to list here. Including some just for military veterans. Living there you'd have to chose to be a recluse to not have a wealth of activities & gay companionship, and straight, too, for that matter, even if you live alone.
I know this is a real problem nationwide for our low-income LGBT seniors. Hopefully Wilton Manors will provide a model that can encourage similar projects elsewhere. The problem will remain in the hinterlands, where there won't be 5-acre Pride Center campuses available.