It’s never too late to try green beer. That’s what two bus loads of seniors from Touchmark Retirement Community did Friday at O’Doherty’s Irish Grille. The brave few ordered their festive beverages and took in the Irish atmosphere at the downtown pub.
Careful research goes into their monthly outings. With the help of staff, and the suggestion of one resident, today’s adventure happened because they had yet to visit a bar during their trips. Today would be the day, just hours before St. Patrick’s Day. With four-leaf clover leis and at least one shade of green on their clothes, they were sure to avoid any pinching.
It was especially festive for Marilyn Hillier, who just turned 90 on Thursday. One of her daughters, Mary-Margaret, 66, visited all the way from Arizona to be there this week and join her mother.
“This is really great for Touchmark to do,” Hillier said. “For those of us that can’t get out much, we do enjoy an outing.”
Sometimes they’ll visit a park, or just enjoy a nice lunch. Anywhere to have fun no matter what the age.