Would you seek out a senior living facility that actively promoted LGBTQ lifestyles?
- Absolutely; where can I sign up?
- Mixed feelings: would love to, but I cannot imagine being that open
- Not in my wildest dreams
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Many of us are aging and face a dilemma: Can I continue to crossdress if I move to an adult community or need assistance, or will I have to live my last days in stealth before being thrust 6 feet under?
I am considering using lake property I manage to form a senior living community. I subscribe to a periodical “Seniors Housing Business” which could prove a source for attracting buyers. An article caught my attention “United Church Homes plans Longfellow Commons LGBTQ-friendly community in Ohio” This community targets LGBTQ seniors in Dayton. The founder claims to be only the fourth such community in the nation. They note that this segment of the population often experiences adverse treatment when seeking seniors housing. I haven’t investigated to determine if they attract the full spectrum… both “LGB” and “T”, but if the community is akin to my experience with Metropolitan Community Churches, where I have found extremely positive, welcoming, accepting friends, where I can freely dress and act as I prefer, the thought of finding caretakers who would help me continue to dress, salons that would indulge my desire to style my hair, paint my nails, give me makeovers, and help me look my femme best when I cannot… the very services reserved for women in most such facilities.. is very appealing. There may be some in my family who would never visit, but I can carry on without them. They have already consigned me to the funny farm, so maybe the last laugh will be on them.
I’d love to hear from others. Would you seek out such a facility?
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