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 […]

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 […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Christmas Time Comes to Cornwall DEC 3, 2016

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Christmas Time Comes to Cornwall DEC 3, 2016

    Cornwall Ontario – As the song says, “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”. It is true. Everywhere we go there are sparkling lights, multi-coloured decorations, toys, gifts, Santa Clauses and Nativity scenes. Pommier’s Square at Pitt and Second Streets is all lit up with colourful decorations, little fir trees and in […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford REMEMBRANCE DAY & TIGER Nov 5, 2016

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford REMEMBRANCE DAY & TIGER Nov 5, 2016

Cornwall Ontario – November 11th. Remembrance Day always brings back a lot of memories for all of us. I remember when I was young there were large gatherings of people at the Cenotaph in all kinds of weather, cold windy days or sometimes snowing and other mornings were bright and sunny. I can still see […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Looking at the Lamp OCT 7, 2016

Seniors Situation Room by  Dawn Ford – Looking at the Lamp OCT 7, 2016

  Cornwall Ontario – The year books for the School of Nursing of the Cornwall General Hospital were called, “The Lamp”. In the back of the 1959, 1960 and 1961 editions are many ads for local businesses. See how many are still around today and how many you remember: Smith Hardware, Rita Marshall Millinery & […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Batman & Nurses Pledge SEPT 20, 2016

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Batman & Nurses Pledge SEPT 20, 2016

      Cornwall Ontario – In the Reminisce magazine of Sept. 2016 is an article on Batman and Robin, The Dynamic Duo. Who can forget the Batmobile? I had forgotten, though, all the expressions of Robin like, “Holy Haberdashery” which apparently was only one of 350, according to the article. Batman was played by […]

Seniors Situation Room Dawn Ford FOUR Years and 77 Columns Later! AUG 10, 2016

Seniors Situation Room  Dawn Ford FOUR Years and 77 Columns Later!  AUG 10, 2016

  An ‘Old Fashion Tea’ was held recently at the Beek Lindsay Seniors Residence. The organizers were Claudette Quesnel, Lizette Lapensee and Claire Pelkey. I was not able to attend but I heard that there were lots of scrumptious goodies in the offering with the tea. Pictured in the photo enjoying the tea are: Lucille […]

Garden Girl – Patience in Gardening Goes A Long Way JULY 12, 2016

Garden Girl – Patience in Gardening Goes A Long Way  JULY 12, 2016

What a whirlwind this spring has been! I am pleasantly surprised to see all the foxgloves in bloom already! Among roses, which are now in various stages of flower throughout our property, I’ve really been enjoying our geraniums, sweet Williams, pinks, lilies, iris’, bellflowers, violas, primulas and baby’s breath! They all feel early to me […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Cornwall General Hospital Annual Dinner JUNE 22, 2016

Seniors Situation Room by  Dawn Ford   Cornwall General Hospital Annual Dinner JUNE 22, 2016

  The Alumni of the Cornwall General Hospital School of Nursing held their annual dinner at the Royal Canadian Legion on Friday, June 17th. And what a party it was!! Celebrating 50 years was the Class of 1966. Class members from left to right: Front row: Beverly (Johnson) Craig; Madge (Knight) Twolan; Pat (Winters) Pratt; […]

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