Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) December 15, 2010
Fountaingrove Lodge, the nation's first retirement community with the option of continuing care for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) community, is now accepting deposits from future residents for its lush 10-acre property in beautiful Sonoma County. With activities and amenities to enhance wellness and contemporary living, Fountaingrove Lodge will provide an inviting, supportive, and active lifestyle in a setting of exceptional natural beauty, where a diverse group of LGBT seniors can live, relax, and enjoy a community of friends.
"Fountaingrove Lodge is a dream that has been several years in the making, and reflects our desire to provide fine retirement living opportunities for a broad range of seniors," says Bill Gallaher, founder and principal of Oakmont Senior Living (OSL), who developed the concept with his wife, Cindy. "The success of Aegis Gardens, which we built in 2001 in Fremont, California, for the Chinese-American senior community, led us to consider developing other communities that would serve additional diverse senior populations. This latest project will fill a void that has existed for far too long, and we are proud to lead the way on this front."
Residences at Fountaingrove Lodge will be comprised of 6 beautiful bungalows and 64 gorgeously-appointed apartment homes in nine different floor plans - ranging from 830 to 2,001 square feet - designed in the Craftsman style of architecture, with the use of fine woodwork and stone inside and out that echo the native rocks and trees on the site.
Each bungalow will have its own patio or deck, while each apartment home will have a private patio or balcony that expands the living space to the outdoors. Fountaingrove's Design Center will allow residents to customize their home with a carefully chosen selection of finish materials.
"Our goal is to provide a beautiful, secure, social, and dynamic community for LGBT seniors with the dignity and respect they deserve. We feel Fountaingrove Lodge compliments those sensibilities," says OSL co-founder and principal Cindy Gallaher. "We anticipate that this project will become the hub for the broader North Bay LGBT community, and reflect the interests and passions of our residents."
The property will boast wireless service in the main common areas, its own library, business center, bank, salon and day spa, great hall for special events and dancing, library, gift shop, pet park, and bocce court. Residents can join friends for a glass of wine in the lounge, grab a snack in the bistro, or dine in the formal dining room. They can also throw a private party in the Wine Cave, rustle up a game of cards, watch a favorite film in the HD theatre, or get creative in the art studio. On site workshops and literary presentations will be provided for all residents, and gourmet meals, weekly housekeeping, concierge services, and home and yard maintenance will also be available.
Exercise opportunities will abound at Fountaingrove Lodge, where residents can take a stroll through the grounds or visit the greenhouse, resident gardens, or orchard. There will also be the spectacular championship Fountaingrove Golf Course and an on-site fitness center, where they can join a yoga or aerobics class, focus on strength training in the fully equipped weight room, take part in health and fitness lectures, or swim laps in the tranquil outdoor pool.
Fountaingrove Lodge will be located in the heart of Sonoma County, providing countless opportunities for activities and excursions. Hiking and walking trails, theatre productions, and world-class wineries offer the possibility for a multitude of outings. Mountains to the east and hills to the west will frame magnificent sunrises and sunsets at Fountaingrove Lodge, and the area is blessed with clear skies and clean air, while only minutes away from medical, cultural, and recreational venues, as well as major transportation corridors.
Fountaingrove Lodge will also be a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), providing peace of mind for a growing number of seniors who want to live independently now but would like to have health care service close at hand should the need arise. Health care services will be made available in the home, paid for on a fee-for-service basis as a resident may need it, and include state-of-the-art emergency call and response systems. In addition, there will be an onsite care center which will provide memory care for residents with Alzheimer's / dementia.
Options such as temporary home health care, follow up care during recuperation from short-term illness or injury, and full time private care are available. Offering the best care available and staff who become like family, Fountaingrove Lodge will keep residents safe and comfortable in their own home. A Priority Program has been established to provide special benefits to the first people who are interested in taking part in this exceptional community.
Fountaingrove Lodge's Sales Office is located at 4210 Thomas Lake Harris Drive in Santa Rosa, California. For more information about pricing, amenities, or to schedule a tour of the property, call 707-576-1101 or go to http://www.fountaingrovelodge.com.
About Oakmont Senior Living
Oakmont Senior Living is a recognized leader in the retirement industry, having planned and developed more than 30 retirement communities in the western United States. Oakmont's policy is to solicit input from each and every employee and to foster an atmosphere of mutual respect and a free exchange of ideas, with the goal of remaining a vibrant and thriving company. Oakmont is dedicated to listening to, understanding, and responding to the needs of seniors, and ready to undertake the groundbreaking project that is Fountaingrove Lodge.