Teresa jones, left, and her partner, nancy nystrom, stand in the yard of the property they are developing as a cohousing community for retired women. the experiment is not only news in the gay and lesbian community, its an early sign that the elder co-housing movement emerging nationwide has arrived in washington state. University of washington lecturer, nancy nystrom, and her friends developed this two-house co-housing development for women 55 and over--primarily lesbians--in bremerton, wa. for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender retirees who are looking for a new living options, there are broad of choices in todays market that are beginning to develop for the lgbt seniors to live freely without fear of discrimination. You can now find lgbt senior housing, gay senior living communities, gay nursing homes and much more. many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older people report concerns about aging and retirement,. Cohousing is one such model in which residents actively participate in the design and operation of their own building or neighborhood. Adult cohousing offers households with at least one member aged 55 or above the opportunity to both live independently and to age in community, with a close-knit and mutually supportive group of neighbors. Join us in creating an urban cohousing community in the city of west sacramento voted the most livable city in america, under 100,000 population by the us council of mayors. Our application has been approved, and we are looking at a 2022 move-in. The article explores the world of about 20 women who have built a lesbian only community in rural alabama called alapine. Washington? By linda august 6, 2012 we live in salem, or and are considering moving from salem area to vancouver vicinity for the summers.