Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Lawrence Welk Birthdays & Child Haven Int’l AUG 18, 2015

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Lawrence Welk Birthdays & Child Haven Int’l AUG 18, 2015

  My brother Ron Herrington is a resident of Heritage Heights Retirement Home. His good friend Bob Katz visits Ron every week. Bob also picks up my brother once a week and brings Ron to his home for dinner where he cooks Ron’s favourite foods for him. I get invited which is nice.(No cooking and […]

Seniors Charged by SD&G OPP AUG 12, 2015 #OPP

Seniors Charged by SD&G OPP AUG 12, 2015 #OPP

BREACH OF CONDITIONS (South Glengarry) – On August 11, 2015 at approximately 2:13pm Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police officers responded to address on 69th Avenue, South Glengarry Township. Investigation revealed that an adult male was in contravention of conditions imposed from a previous incident. The 80-year-old male of South Glengarry was arrested and […]

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 […]

One Dead From Edward Street Fire Senior’s Fire in Cornwall Ontario – APRIL 7, 2015

One Dead From Edward Street Fire Senior’s Fire in Cornwall Ontario  – APRIL 7, 2015

Fire at 15 Edward Street claims life of 79-year-old woman Officials have completed their investigation into a fire at an apartment unit at 15 Edward Street on Sunday, April 5th. The fire claimed the life of a 79-year-old woman. Firefighters extinguished the fire and found the victim upon the initial search of the scene. She […]

Fire Strikes Senior’s Residence in Cornwall Ontario Sunday Night – APRIL 6, 2015

Fire Strikes Senior’s Residence in Cornwall Ontario Sunday Night –   APRIL 6, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – Fire struck a Seniors building in the le Village section of Cornwall Sunday night. Fire Department Responds to An Apartment Fire The Event At 6:20 pm, on Sunday April 5, a call was received by the 911 operator advising of an Apartment on fire at 15 Edward Street. The Response The Fire […]

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 […]

Dawn Ford Seniors’ Situation Room – Meals on Wheels in Cornwall & Child Haven Fund Raiser FEB 27, 2015

Dawn Ford Seniors’ Situation Room – Meals on Wheels in Cornwall & Child Haven Fund Raiser FEB 27, 2015

CFN – The Meals on Wheels program, a service provided through the Outreach Program at the Glen Stor Dun Lodge, is a program available to anyone in the community who needs some support for their nutritional needs. I contacted Andree-Anne Morin, Meals on Wheels Coordinator of the program. She sent me some very informative data […]

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, […]