Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Dementia Al Anon & Highland Games 082017

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Dementia Al Anon & Highland Games 082017

  CORNWALL ONTARIO – The September 2017 issue of the Good Times magazine has two short but very informative articles as well as other very interesting ones. “Stroke Strategy Dents Dementia” states that Ontario’s stroke prevention strategy ( since yr. 2000) found an unexpected drop of 15.4 % in new dementia cases while analysing data […]

Could Bad McDonalds Service in Cornwall Signify the End of the World? By Jamie Gilcig

Could Bad McDonalds Service in Cornwall Signify the End of the World?  By Jamie Gilcig

Cornwall Ontario – I’m a cheater.  Yes indeed, with my partner in CFN, Reg Coffey, roasting some of the finest beans in the region I secretly love my Mickey D’s iced coffee. Sadly though the service at our two local drive throughs is utterly and consistently dreadful.   Last week I was in line with […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Memories of Central Public School 080717

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Memories of Central Public School 080717

  Cornwall Ontario – Central Public School was a second home to a lot of us growing up over the years in Cornwall in the 40’s and 50’s. We went to kindergarten at age 5 for 1/2 a day and then grades 1 to 8. We attended classes from 9am to 12 and then scurried […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford #101 Painting & Tiger Tales 072417

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford #101 Painting & Tiger Tales 072417

  Cornwall Ontario – “Painting as a Pastime”, by The Right Honourable Sir Winston Churchill is a book I have treasured over the years. I inherited it in the late ’60’s. It states that the hardcover edition was first published in the 1950’s in the USA by The McGraw-Hill Book Company Inc. According to information […]

Senior Situation Room by Dawn Ford – June 25, 2017 – 50th CGH Nursing Celebration

Senior Situation Room by Dawn Ford – June 25, 2017 – 50th CGH Nursing Celebration

  Cornwall Ontario – If you wanted to see some gorgeous seniors, you should have been at the Royal Canadian Legion on the evening of June 16th. The occasion was the Annual Alumni Dinner of the Cornwall General Hospital School of Nursing. Celebrating 50 years was the Graduating Class of 1967. 3rd row left to […]

Much Ado in Cornwall in July – Shakespeare in the Park! JULY 13, 2017

Much Ado in Cornwall in July – Shakespeare in the Park!   JULY 13, 2017

Montreal QUEBEC – From July 13 to August 15 inclusive, Repercussions Theatre presents Much Ado About Nothing for its annual family-friendly Shakespeare-in-the-Park (SITP) tour. Directed by Repercussion’s Artistic Director, Amanda Kellock, the production blends seasoned and emerging actors and designers to create a magical evening of theatre under the stars. Continuing its expansion into new neighbourhoods, […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – June is Senior’s Month JUNE 11, 2017

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – June is Senior’s Month JUNE 11, 2017

  Cornwall Ontario – June is Seniors Month. Cornwall is blessed with many wonderful seniors. I feel fortunate to know some of them. There are numerous special seniors in our City helping charities, people and organizations. Kudos for caring and for all your help in our community. Some years ago I moved into an apartment […]

Bob Peters Clique Burning Through Cornwall Cash While Staff Get Wages Frozen? MAY 26, 2017

Bob Peters Clique Burning Through Cornwall Cash While Staff Get Wages Frozen?  MAY 26, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – Can you imagine a magazine called “Cornwall Living” not really about living in Cornwall?   The vanity magazine is grossly subsidized by Bob Peters and the City via its Economic Development department. You can’t blame TC media who simply are trying to run a business, but when City Staffers are about to […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Mother’s Day 2017

Seniors Situation Room  by  Dawn Ford – Mother’s Day 2017

    CORNWALL ONTARIO – Mother’s Day is Sunday May 14th. for all of you who still have your Mom to cherish every day. The mind is a mysterious thing. The other night when I was going to sleep, the words of Ferlin Husky’s song, “Wings of a Dove” kept going through my mind. I […]

Seniors Situation Room Dawn Ford – April Showers Bring May Flowers MAY 2, 2017

Seniors Situation Room  Dawn Ford – April Showers Bring May Flowers MAY 2, 2017

    CORNWALL ONTARIO – They say April showers bring May flowers. Seems to be true already. The little sprigs of budding plants and flowers are coming up through the winter-weary earth. One bush I touched had little pods that looked like pussy willows but were in fact tiny buds with little shoots of folded […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Drive Ins & Senior Exercise APRIL 2, 2017

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Drive Ins & Senior Exercise APRIL 2, 2017

    Cornwall Ontario – Spring is flirting with us right now. May be warm. Maybe not!! We are all looking forward to putting on a light jacket and getting rid of the winter boots. Soon we will see delicately coloured crocus buds peeping up through the earth and those gorgeous tiny waxy wrinkled green […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Heart & Stroke Month FEB 5, 2017

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Heart & Stroke Month  FEB 5, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – February is Heart and Stroke month. It is a time of fund raising as well as bringing more awareness of heart and stroke problems, prevention and treatment to the public. On one of the web sites it states that 9 out of 10 Canadians have at least one risk factor for a […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Brenda Connelly ARTIST Jan 25, 2017

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Brenda Connelly ARTIST   Jan 25, 2017

    Cornwall has a lot of wonderful and talented artists. Brenda Connelly is one of them. She has painted in oils and watercolour but acrylics are her preference at this time. Some years ago when Jean McCormick had her Art Studio on Pitt Street north, Brenda attended the studio for classes. Jean’s daughter Bonnie […]

TAG to Auction Off Art Collection After City of Cornwall Doesn’t Respond JAN 12, 2017

TAG to Auction Off Art Collection After City of Cornwall Doesn’t Respond JAN 12, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – The last stages of the end of the thirty six year old public art gallery of Cornwall are about to start.  The location itself closed in August. The gallery’s permanent art collection; mostly collected during the 90’s in more friendly tax receipt days, will be going to auction. During the closing of the […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Dementia Friends Campaign JAN 8, 2017

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford  – Dementia Friends Campaign JAN 8, 2017

    CORNWALL ONTARIO – The Dementia Friends Canada campaign has ten tips for us to help communicate with a person with dementia. They suggest: 1) Approach the person from the front. If they are seated go down to their level. 2) Identify yourself. Tell them your name and offer to help. 3) Maintain eye […]

Roman Catholic Churches Merging in Cornwall Ontario JAN 6, 2017

Roman Catholic Churches Merging in Cornwall Ontario JAN 6, 2017

Sainte-Croix Parish to Merge with Saint-Félix-de-Valois   CORNWALL, ON – On Saturday, January 7, 2017, the final Mass will be celebrated in the Roman Catholic church of Sainte-Croix, which was founded on January 17, 1954 when it was detached from the parish of Saint-Félix-de-Valois. Following the Mass, the church building will officially cease to be […]

Christmas 2016 – Seniors Situation Room Christmas Down the Lane By Dawn Ford

Christmas 2016 – Seniors Situation Room  Christmas Down the Lane  By Dawn Ford

    I remember seeing a TV Christmas show last year about a family and as always a few tears fell and the old heart strings were pulled. I can’t see those shows without thinking, as everyone does, about my own family and all the Christmases we had ‘down the lane’. And I can’t think […]

David Reevely Responds to Team Cornwall Disconnect by Jamie Gilcig DEC 22, 2016

David Reevely Responds to Team Cornwall Disconnect by Jamie Gilcig DEC 22, 2016

Cornwall Ontario – Some Cornwallites can be hyper sensitive about any discussion of the reality of our community.    They don’t want to look at failures or miscues, but instead simply raise taxes and hope the issues go away, or simply bully those who point out that our many wannabee emperors are in fact wearing […]

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