The Lodge

The Lodge Doc

This is a story about the first-of-its-kind LGBTQ retirement community. Fountaingrove Lodge in Santa Rosa, California, is the nation’s first state-licensed continuing care retirement community (CCRC) specifically for LGBTQ+ seniors and their straight allies. Today approximately 100 residents from all over the United States live at The Lodge. The average age is 75; the oldest person is 99. It offers a continuum of care from independent living to failing health.

Filmmakers Pam Walton, 77, and Ruth Carranza, 72, are best qualified to make this film – they’ve been living at The Lodge since December 2017. They’ve come to know and have gained the trust of the people there. The Lodge looks inside this unique experiment in gay/straight living to show us people’s daily lives, hopes, and fears in their 70s, 80s, and 90s. What you discover will surprise you.

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