Retirement community's social hour a big success

Sometimes it seems that the gap between college students and residents of retirement living communities is shrinking every day.

As reported in the Daily Camera newspaper, The Academy retirement community, in Boulder, Colorado, recently received a municipal liquor license, which will allow the boutique community to sell alcohol to its residents.

“We've always had, I think, a nice reputation of providing great food and wine,” Gary Berg, managing director of The Academy, told the newspaper. “Every year, food has a higher and higher priority, and with food goes wine, spirits.”

Berg explained that prior to receiving the liquor license, The Academy did offer wine to residents at dinnertime, but now they will be able to offer a wider variety, and they now will be able to sell the alcohol at events not limited to residents.

A number of residents at The Academy were interviewed by the Daily Camera, and they told the newspaper that now that their community has a liquor license, they are enjoying having a glass of wine during a mid-afternoon social hour.

So far, it doesn’t appear that the alcohol is causing any trouble.

Carlene Hofmann, a local police officer and liaison to the municipal liquor board, told the newspaper there have not been any complaints yet about liquor use at any of the city’s retirement communities.