Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – National Volunteer Month – Girl Guide Cookies & Ice Cream 041518

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – National Volunteer Month – Girl Guide Cookies & Ice Cream 041518

  Cornwall Ontario – April is National Volunteer month. We are so lucky to have many many great volunteers in Cornwall. You see them manning booths for such things as bake sales, having garage sales, walk-a-thons, deliver food like Meals On Wheels, golf tournaments, special dinners, etc. etc. to raise money for many causes and […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Easter Brings Activities! 040118

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Easter Brings Activities! 040118

  Cornwall Ontario  – This time of year never fails to bring back old memories when we were kids. It all depended on the weather and if the sidewalks were mostly clear of snow except maybe for little ice chips in the cement. We could hardly wait to get outside and play. We would be […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – What is Your Live Story? & A Tiger Visit! 031818

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – What is Your Live Story? & A Tiger Visit! 031818

Cornwall Ontario – May be hard to believe this snowy week but March 20th is the first day of spring. We may need our umbrellas instead of snow boots…which is ok with me!! Some seniors I know are writing their memoirs. Still, for some, writing is a chore and for others, they may feel some of […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Teddy Bear’s Picnic & Old Familiar Songs 030718

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Teddy Bear’s Picnic & Old Familiar Songs 030718

  Cornwall Ontario – A lot of seniors love to sing the old familiar songs. That is what happened recently at the Beek Lindsay Seniors Residence when the residents and their friends were treated to a concert of music by Ed Lauzon and his son, Ed Jr. There was lots of singing of favourite songs […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Curling, Cats & Community 021918

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Curling,  Cats & Community 021918

  Cornwall Ontario – Some retired men apparently have a much harder time coping with the change in their lives, according to an article in the March 2018 issue of Good Times Magazine. The article on “Helping Men Cope with Retirement” by Wendy Haaf quotes Lyndsay Green, Sociologist and author of ” Ready to Retire?: […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Heart & Stroke Month 020418

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Heart & Stroke Month 020418

  Cornwall Ontario – Nothing like great music to warm you on a cold winter’s eve. Music was in the air at Beak Lindsay Seniors Residence recently when Ed Lauzon treated the residents and guests to another one of his fantastic concerts. Ed plays guitar and has a wonderful singing voice. His repertoire of music […]

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 […]

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 […]

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