Senior Situation room by Dawn Ford – You’re Never Too Old! 50th Column! AUG 3, 2015

Senior Situation room by Dawn Ford – You’re Never Too Old!   50th Column!   AUG 3, 2015

    In the March/April 2015 issue of Spirituality and Health Magazine, there is an article by a writer and Educator, Joan Leof. According to her web site, www.joanloef.com, writing has been her medicine and muse since she wrote her first poem at age 8. Her memoir is now available, ‘Fatal if Swollowed. Reclaiming Creativity […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Pommiers Rileys Landmarks of Yesteryear JULY 17, 2015

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Pommiers Rileys Landmarks of Yesteryear JULY 17, 2015

  STRIDE Wheelchairs Plus is a registered charity in Ottawa which sells and rents used equipment and devices to people with disabilities and those in need of assisstive devices. These items include wheel chairs, walkers, scooters, bathroom and bedroom aids plus other miscellaneous equipment. A friend of mine got a special bed from STRIDE for […]

Dawn Ford Seniors Situation Room – The Nightingale Pledge – JULY 6, 2015

Dawn Ford Seniors Situation Room – The Nightingale Pledge – JULY 6, 2015

Florence Nightingale opened the world’s first school of nursing in the St. Thomas Hospital in London in July of 1860. In time, the nursing schools spread around the world. The nursing students today are called Nightingales and that first school is part of the King’s College. All the graduates from the former Cornwall General Hospital […]

Dawn Ford Seniors Situation Room – Kittens & Spring in Cornwall Ontario – JUNE 11, 2015

Dawn Ford Seniors Situation Room – Kittens & Spring in Cornwall Ontario – JUNE 11, 2015

There is a new Maternity Ward in the Beek Lindsey Seniors Residence. New births include Quads. They came with their own little fur coats. You guessed it: four little baby kittens. Mother ‘Dakota’ and babies are doing well. Grandmother Pat Marchand is still in shock but is doing as well as can be expected. Pat […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford TAGGED & Child Haven International MAY 4, 2015

Seniors Situation Room  by  Dawn Ford TAGGED & Child Haven International MAY 4, 2015

  Child Haven International (CHI) has a Home for destitute children along with 22 women in Kathmandu , Nepal where the big earthquake recently has devastated the area. Fortunately, the children were out in the courtyard when the quake struck and are fine. There has been some slight damage to the Home. A note on […]

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 […]