- February 9, 2023 at 3:31 pm #135628
About fifteen years ago, I had a vision to build a retirement community for LGBT people. Being biased, the focus would be towards the trans community. The vision then was to build a three theme complex; a retirement unit for self care individuals, a nursing unit that would care for those who cannot care for themselves, and a third unit for those that require respite care. My original concept had indoor pools, bowling alley, and an outdoor park with benches and fountains. Meals and snacks of course depending on requirements. The retirement units would accommodate small pets with a pet park for exercise.
A non denominational chapel would be incorporated into the complex for those who want to express their faith. Service would be televised to rooms for those who cannot attend in person.
Staffing would include full time registered nurses where required, and all staff will be LGBT themselves or trained to an LGBT Certified standard, that’s right, we would work with the medical community to establish a certification program that would qualify someone to work there.
Here we are fifteen years later and no one anywhere has done this to my knowledge. Obviously the cost today has ballooned since my original concept, but still doable.
This is the general concept. There are a lot more ideas I had incorporated into this but I’ll save them for another day.
- February 9, 2023 at 9:00 pm #135641DeeAnn HopingsAMBASSADOR
Pretty sure that Peter Thiel would not invest…
- February 9, 2023 at 10:44 pm #135643Evelyn JayeFREE
I know at one time “Spirit on Lake” in Minneapolis was to be an LGBT elderly housing. Not sure it was going to be as expansive as your plans, but it was heading in that direction. I see that there is a Spirit on Lake housing, but the website doesn’t seem to say anything about it being LGBT focused.
- February 10, 2023 at 5:09 am #135652
I vaguely recall something about this. I’ll have to do some digging. Thanks.
- February 10, 2023 at 5:34 am #135654
I just checked them out online and it brings back memories of the place. They are a geared to income operation and if I recall correctly, they had mentioned years ago they were LGBTQ+ friendly. They currently have a waiting list of tenants.l
- February 9, 2023 at 7:42 pm #135640
A corporation is a must. I originally was willing to personally invest in it substantially and find investors willing to invest an additional twelve million at the time. The original concept included fifty units per complex with the hopes of building six units in the province of Ontario.
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