‘It feels like spring’: Ames assisted living community celebrates St. Patrick’s Day after COVID-19 vaccinations

Residents at The Rose, an assisted living community in Ames, donned their best shamrock-themed attire during a St. Patrick’s Day party Wednesday afternoon.

Garland and streamers lined the dining room, where residents sipped green punch, bowled and tossed coins into leprechaun hats.

The holiday wasn’t the seniors’ only cause for celebration. With all residents having received both doses of the Pfizer vaccine, a year of strict COVID-19 safety measures had finally been lifted.