Gov. Bredesen was in the Chattanooga area today leading a panel discussion of the proposed Long Term Care Community Choices Act. Others on the panel included the mayor of Chattanooga and the mayor of Hamilton County. http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2008/mar/25/governor-bredesen-hears-caregiver-concerns-long-te/
In particular he was focusing on caregiver concerns about long-term care issues. I keep hearing Tennessee is 20 years behind most of states in this area. It's a frightening prospect as I head toward 40 and beyond. I really like Tennessee and can see myself retiring here.
Interestlingly enough, a friend of mine has been "out West" looking at a gay retirement community. Yes, they exist. It would be nice to believe that either (a) we might have one by the time I retire or (b) that it won't be an issue by then. I'm not holding my breath, though.