Residents celebrate law allowing alcohol at retirement homes

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Residents of a Bloomington retirement home are enjoying their successful push allow the serving of alcohol at Indiana’s nursing homes and retirement communities.

Meadowood Retirement Community residents and guests packed a reception before dinner Friday where they enjoyed snacks, music and beer and wine provided by the facility — something state excise police ordered stopped last year.

But some residents campaigned for a change in state law during this year’s legislative session that allows retirement centers to serve alcohol without having to obtain a state liquor permit as required for bars and restaurants.

Resident Ron Kovener tells The Herald-Times that the new law recognizes that the retirement center is their home. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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