Monday, October 31, 2011
Gay retirement communities face hard times because of housing price crisis
On Saturday, the New York Times reported (story by Dan Frosch)on “Hard Times for Gay Retirement Havens” in a number of areas like Boston, Florida, Arizona, and Austin TX. A community center in New Mexico, “Retirement Visions” link (still working) has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy (story by Bob Quick) .
The obvious cause is recession and the collapse of housing prices, making it impossible for gay seniors, like everyone else, to sell their old residences.
I have some good memories of Santa Fe, from a winter 1980 weekend visit.
I recall a session at the old “West Side Discussion Group” back in the spring of 1973, “Are gay resorts really gay?”
Wikipedia attribution link for Santa Fe photo.