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 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 […]

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 by Dawn Ford Congratulations to Father Hallé on 50 Years of Service

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Congratulations to Father Hallé on 50 Years of Service

  It is that time again for us to be aware of animals and children left in hot cars. Dr. Ernie Ward’s video at: http://drernieward shows him placing himself in a hot car and how fast he wanted to get out of it, suffering so quickly from the intense heat after only minutes. Another informative […]

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