Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Snowtime Memories from Cornwall 012118

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Snowtime Memories from Cornwall 012118

  Cornwall Ontario – School Bus Cancellations? We didn’t have to worry about that when I was growing up. There weren’t any school buses. We walked everywhere despite snowy or rainy weather. Schools were open, so away we went. You would see two streams of kids on either side of some of the streets on […]

War of Roses – Victory! by Lady Jane Guay DECEMBER 31, 2017

War of Roses – Victory! by Lady Jane Guay DECEMBER 31, 2017

      I came in with guns blazing. Twenty five acres, suddenly at my fingertips, to tame to my heart’s desire. A vegetable garden here, a lily pad there, hedge trimming here, shrub pruning there… In just over six years the lessons seem and feel infinite, but yet, each one gives me more courage […]

Seniors Situation Room – How Trixie Almost Missed Christmas By Dawn Ford 122517

Seniors Situation Room – How Trixie Almost Missed Christmas  By Dawn Ford 122517

  Trixie is a lovely German Shepherd and lives happily with Joan, Ted, their son Allan and Tobey, their cat. She is a good, gentle dog and only chases Tobey to play. Her main problem is that she likes to sneak out and run with her friend, Onka. Onka is a Collie and together they […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – It’s Christmas Time 2017! 121017

Seniors Situation Room by  Dawn Ford – It’s Christmas Time 2017!  121017

Cornwall Ontario – Santa Claus is coming to town very soon and bringing lots of toys. I have it on good authority from two little angels in a store. …two little girls about four and six. I don’t know if their Mom heard them because she was busy reading some instructions for some Christmas decorations. […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Lost Cornwall Family Businesses & Rumble Seats 112617

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Lost Cornwall Family Businesses & Rumble Seats 112617

  Cornwall Ontario – Some friends were discussing the old days when they frequented The New York Cafe on Pitt Street and how much they still missed it. Besides great food and a good variety of it, they also mentioned that when you went into the restaurant the staff knew you by name. The Jade […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Lest We Forget – Remembrance Day 2017

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Lest We Forget – Remembrance Day 2017

  Cornwall Ontario – “Lest We Forget” is a very poignant phrase. It stirs up memories and feelings. We have sad thoughts of the Veterans who didn’t make it home from the wars and of the anguish of their families. We have grateful thoughts of the Veterans who did make it home. I remember my […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Halloween Memories 102917

Seniors Situation Room  by  Dawn Ford – Halloween Memories 102917

  Cornwall Ontario – Halloween is a spooky time. We used to love to sing that old song:” It’s Halloween, the lamp is lit. Around the fire is where we sit, telling ghost tales bit by bit.” The entrance to the Family Restaurant at 9th. and Pitt Street is very spooky. Mr. Ugly Ghoul and […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – When Will Cornwall Honour Bob Turner? 101617

Seniors Situation Room  by  Dawn Ford – When Will Cornwall Honour Bob Turner? 101617

  Cornwall Ontario – According to an old stub I found, on May 11th.1990, Anne Murray gave a concert at the Civic Complex. I took my Mom because she had been a fan of Anne’s for many years. As I remember, it was a great night. Mom was delighted to finally see and hear Anne […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Tai Chi & Tiger Tales 100217

Seniors Situation Room by  Dawn Ford – Tai Chi & Tiger Tales 100217

  Cornwall Ontario – The tenants of Beek Lindsay Seniors Residence are having a Thanksgiving Food Drive to aid the Trinity Anglican Church Food Cupboard. They also collect food for the Food Cupboard at Christmas and Easter as well. Kudos for caring about people less fortunate. This autographed photo of Johnny Brunet has been in […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Singing For Seniors & Fall Baking 091717

Seniors Situation Room by  Dawn Ford – Singing For Seniors & Fall Baking 091717

  Cornwall Ontario – Ed Lauzon recently treated the residents of Beek Lindsay Seniors Residence and their friends to a wonderful concert. His son, Ed. Jr accompanied him which made it even more enjoyable. It was a fun filled evening of listening,   singing and in some cases, dancing to lots of well known songs. […]

Seniors Situation Room Dawn Ford – Memories of Plattsburg NY & Camping 090717

Seniors Situation Room  Dawn Ford – Memories of Plattsburg NY & Camping 090717

  Cornwall Ontario – These lovely sunny days remind me of some camping trips with the Trinity Church Girl Guide Company. Here is a photo from 1956 when we were camping in Plattsburg, NY. From left to right: Frances Glass- Irwin, behind her is Bev Heward, me.. stirring a pot of something), our Captain, “Skip” […]

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 […]

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 – 100th Column! JULY 9, 2017

Senior Situation Room by Dawn Ford – 100th Column! JULY 9, 2017

  Cornwall Ontario – “The Friendly Town That Grew…A Reminiscence of Cornwall, Ontario” is a delightful book written by Eileen Merkley about her growing- up days in Cornwall in the 30’s and 40’s. She wrote it in 1978 and has also included poems she wrote about the Cornwallis Hotel, The Capital Theatre and the Lloyd […]

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 […]

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 […]

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