[caption id="attachment_86046" align="alignnone" width="500"] Nearly two-thirds of Fountaingrove Lodge units, seen here with the "Calistoga" model, have been reserved so far. (image credit: Oakmont Senior Living)[/caption]

SANTA ROSA -- The Fountaingrove Lodge, said to be the nation's first LGBT-friendly retirement and care facility, on Monday said it is now 65 percent reserved after opening in November, with seniors from as far away as London coming to the $52 million Santa Rosa community.

The first residents moved in last month, coming from locations such as Florida, Maryland, the United Kingdom and within California, according to lodge developer Oakmont Senior Living (oakmontseniorliving.com).

"Our vision for Fountaingrove Lodge is to provide a diverse group of seniors a meaningful retirement in a community of friends, and a continuum of high-quality care that allow residents to comfortably age in place even as health changes," said Gena Jacob, senior marketing director, in a statement.

Fountaingrove Lodge (fountaingrovelodge.com) offers independent and assisted-living options in 64 apartments and six bungalows, ranging in size from 830 to 2,000 square feet. Each features high-quality accents including stainless-steel appliances, stone fireplaces, 10-foot ceilings and large bathrooms, according to the developers.

"As a full-service retirement campus, Fountaingrove Lodge provides a wide range of resort amenities and services that offer the very best in retired living," said Heidi Charette, executive director. "From gourmet meals to a glass of wine in the wine cave, we have taken great care to provide the highest quality of life."

Developers said it is the first LGBT-friendly retirement community to provide continuing care and that it also offers a host of customized assisted-living services, including emergency response, health assessments, housekeeping and temporary in-home care. The development also has a 30-room memory care center that offers specialized services to those diagnosed with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

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