Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford SAVING Community Paramedicine APRIL 20, 2015

Seniors Situation Room by  Dawn Ford SAVING Community Paramedicine APRIL 20, 2015

  CFN – A couple of years ago, I was called to an elderly friend’s apartment because she wasn’t feeling well. I assessed that she was indeed having a heart attack and called 911. She insisted I change her nightgown which was soaked with perspiration and get her girdle for her because she didn’t want […]

Dawn Ford Seniors’ Situation Room – Hearing Aids & Pets – Edition #41 March 15, 2015

Dawn Ford Seniors’ Situation Room – Hearing Aids & Pets –  Edition #41 March 15, 2015

It is hard to believe that I am typing my 41st. column for Cornwall Free News. The first one came out in August of 2012. After the second one, I was wondering what exactly I would write about next. Somehow things just kept crossing my desk. Watch your hearing aids around your pets. The batteries […]

Senior’s Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Seaway Senior Citizens Club & Mt Carmel Treatment Centre – FEB 9, 2015

Senior’s Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Seaway Senior Citizens Club & Mt Carmel Treatment Centre – FEB 9, 2015

The Seaway Seniors Citizens Club, 1010 Guy at Eleventh St. East, has an impressive line-up of activities. I happened to get one of their monthly Newsletters which gives an outline of schedule events such as Line Dancing, Tai Chi, Dominos, Cribbage, Bid Euchre, Exercise, Nordic Walk, Scrabble, Canasta, Darts, Mahjongg, Knit-Wits, Quilting, Upwords, Swedish Weaving, […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Heart & Stroke Month & Tiger Tales – JAN 25, 2015

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Heart & Stroke Month & Tiger Tales – JAN 25, 2015

CFN – February is Heart and Stroke month. The web site , www.heartandstroke.com has valuable information on the signs and symptoms of a stroke or heart attack. It also gives a new way to remember signs of a stroke using the word ‘FAST’: Face: face drooping? Arms: can you raise both arms? Speech: slurred or […]

Seniors Situation by Dawn Ford – Seeing Eye Dogs, Cats, Hospice Needs & Why No Bus Service on Christmas in Cornwall?

Seniors Situation by Dawn Ford – Seeing Eye Dogs, Cats, Hospice Needs & Why No Bus Service on Christmas in Cornwall?

  CFN – In 1927, a young man who was blind , Morris Frank, read a story about dogs being trained as guide dogs for blinded WW1 veterans. . According to the Seeing eye Organization website, he wrote to the author of the article asking for help because he was so frustrated with his mobility […]

Senior Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Christmas Time Literacy & Tartle – DEC 16, 2014

Senior Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Christmas Time Literacy & Tartle – DEC 16, 2014

  CFN – The Tri County Literacy Council, which is a community based non-profit organization, offers both community and individual literacy programs. According to their website, they provide to our residents of SD&G free educational upgrading, from Literacy Basic Skills to occupational training courses. They also offer free educational assessments and develop training plans for […]

Senior’s Situation Room By Dawn Ford – Kudos To Spinners & A Tiger’s Tale NOV 3, 2014

Senior’s Situation Room By Dawn Ford – Kudos To Spinners & A Tiger’s Tale  NOV 3, 2014

CFN – The Canadian Hearing Society has opened an office at 4 Montreal Road. Some years ago, probably early 90’s, I was on a board with the late Dorris Turner to open a CHS office in Cornwall. It was located for some time in the old HDH Nurses’ Residence on York Street. The building is […]

Senior’s Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Kudos to Freshco Manager Chris Pierce & Remembrance Day NOV 10, 2014

Senior’s Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Kudos to Freshco Manager Chris Pierce & Remembrance Day NOV 10, 2014

CFN – With the closing of No Frills at the Square, many seniors living in the area were wondering how they would manage to get groceries. I remember one lady who lived in a Senior’s Residence telling me that she would walk to the Square with her walker and get whatever groceries at No Frills […]

Dawn Ford Senior Situation Room – Remembering Dwayne McKinnon & Queen Elizabeth II Visits Cornwall Ontario

Dawn Ford Senior Situation Room – Remembering Dwayne McKinnon & Queen Elizabeth II Visits Cornwall Ontario

CFN – I was browsing through my old photo album where there are mostly pictures of the old high school days at CCVS . I was looking for a photo of Dwayne McKinnon who had been in my classes. I couldn’t remember his nickname and I thought that maybe it would be with one of […]

Senior Situation Room with Dawn Ford – Happy Birthday to Sonny Richard Herrington & Senior Moments

Senior Situation Room with Dawn Ford – Happy Birthday to Sonny Richard Herrington & Senior Moments

  CORNWALL Ontario – A wonderful senior will be celebrating his 90th. birthday on June 24th. He is a Navy Veteran, Sonny (Richard) Herrington. . Apparently when our Grandfather Herrington first held Sonny for the first time as a baby, Sonny smiled at him, probably with a toothless cute little grin. . My grandfather , […]

Senior Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Special Away Program & Ernie Appleton Gardening

Senior Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Special Away Program & Ernie Appleton Gardening

CFN – The Special Day Away Program provided to our community by the Community Outreach Services is offered at the Glen Stor Dun Lodge. It is a program designed to help in the care of a loved one which provides respite time for caregivers as well as support and education for them.   . It […]

Dawn Ford Seniors Situation Room Celebrating 50 Years at CGH Alumni Dinner

Dawn Ford  Seniors Situation Room Celebrating 50 Years at CGH Alumni Dinner

CFN – June is Seniors’ month. A nice way to honour it is to celebrate with some wonderful seniors. There were a lot of seniors at the Legion Friday night celebrating. It was our annual Cornwall General Hospital Alumni dinner. The Class of 1964 celebrated fifty years.   Attending for their class were Doreen Cameron […]

Senior’s Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Dr. Nat Shah & Saying Grace – May 20, 2014

Senior’s Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Dr. Nat Shah & Saying Grace – May 20, 2014

  CFN – Dr. Nat Shah, a prominent family physician, has been given many awards and accolades over the years since he first came to Cornwall in 1960. He has worked tirelessly for our community, at our local hospitals and for many charities. Last year he received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal. I tease him […]