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 […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Prince Philip CCVS Raiders & Tiger! MAY 28, 2017

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Prince Philip CCVS Raiders & Tiger!  MAY 28, 2017

    Cornwall Ontario – All the music lovers at Beek Lindsay Seniors Residence recently were delighted to have another wonderful concert given by Ed Lauzon and his guitar. Ed sang lots of familiar Rock and Roll and Country Western as well as some Gospel music. One nice thing about that is the residents knew […]

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 – Happy Easter & Passover 2017

Seniors Situation Room by  Dawn Ford – Happy Easter & Passover 2017

    CORNWALL ONTARIO – The tenants of Beek Lindsay Seniors Residence are having an Easter food drive to benefit the Food Cupboard at Trinity Anglican Church. They have similar food drives at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Kudos for sharing with people in need. Speaking of Easter, if you were a kid you would want to […]

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 – Playing Cowboys & Indians in Cornwall MARCH 5, 2017

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Playing Cowboys & Indians in Cornwall MARCH 5, 2017

    CORNWALL ONTARIO – My friend Frances Glass-Irwin and I often reminisce about growing up in Cornwall, which was a few years ago, of course. She said that she remembered when she was about 10 or 12 years old walking all the way down to near St. Lawrence Park (where the St. Lawrence College […]

Senior’s Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Jazzy Dreams on Valentine’s Day FEB 19, 2017

Senior’s Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Jazzy Dreams on Valentine’s Day FEB 19, 2017

  CORNWALL ONTARIO – Valentine’s Day reminds me of the old days in primary school. We used to give little paper valentines to our classmates and friends when we were about 7 or 8 years old. We could buy a book which had sheets of valentines on them and we just popped out a card […]

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 […]

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 […]

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