Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Alzheimer Month & Tiger Tales! 091119

The Alzheimer Society is having a month long campaign to fundraise as September 21st is World Alzheimer Day. They are using the

“hashtag” #GoBlueForAlz and asking people to wear blue, take a photo and send it to the Alzheimer Society to promote their campaign and help create a welcoming community for dementia. Check out their Dementia Friends Day brochure for ideas at:

Also, on Saturday September 21st. join the Alzheimer Society at 2:45pm to cheer on Robert Hardy as he finishes his “Wobbly Walker Walk-A-Thon” at the Cornwall and District Office at 106B 2nd. Street West in the Time Square Plaza. Wear blue to help raise awareness for dementia this September #GoBlueForAliz and help Bob raise funds by making a donation:

In Rockland September 14th there will be a fundraiser walk at Rockland Manor to end the walks this year. Everyone is welcome to attend or make a team and join the walk.

For more information visit or call the Cornwall and District office of the Alzheimer Society at 613-932-4914

Ethel Bingley, a Cornwall senior celebrated her 96th birthday on September 3rd. Ethel is a wonderful lady , always pleasant and friendly and admired by everyone who knows her. Happy Belated Birthday, Ethel.

Remember the old cigarette ads? Camel Cigarettes had an ad: “I’d walk a mile for a ‘Camel’.” There were also Lucky Strike, Marlboro (Marlboro Man) , Chesterfield, Viceroys, Newport, Winston and Kent to name only a few cigarette brands. One was advertised as a ‘healthy cigarette”. Guess not.

Whenever I get a Child Haven International newsletter, I enjoy reading every page. There are wonderful stories and photos of children, staff and volunteers working, studying, and playing which are always interesting and inspiring.

Often there are stories about the sad and unfortunate circumstances of why the children had to come to one of the homes. Fortunately, the Child Haven Organization welcomes these children into one of their loving homes.

Child Haven was founded in 1985 by Bonnie and Fred Cappuccino and Dr. Nat Shah to provide necessities of life to destitute and orphaned children and woman in need of food, clothing, health care, and education, moral and emotional support. There are 10 projects in Tibet in China, Nepal, Bangladesh and India as well as providing education for some children not living in one of their homes. The Canadian Directors of Child Haven are Fred, Bonnie, Dr. Shah, Peter Freud and Bernadette Caron.

In this photo in the Kaliyampoondi home in Tamil Nadu, India are five smiling children in a Grade 4 class with their Tudor Vasugi.

Below is a list of the Child Haven Support Groups and the upcoming fundraising dinners and contacts in each area.

For more information contact the office in Maxville at 613-527-2829 or email @ or go to the website at

The newsletter always ends with the inspiring quote of Rabindranath Tagore:

“Let me light my lamp, says the star,

And never debate if it will dispel the dark.”

Is this a beautiful cat or what? Tiger Boy! Big big baby!!!

Such a monkey! ! When someone is in the bathroom and he wants to get in to use his litter box, he waits patiently outside the door. When this photo was taken I had some visitors and one was in the bathroom. He just sat there in front of the door and waited and when they come out -he raced in, as usual. So cute!!!

Here are some Mothers Home Schooling items from a friend:

1) My mother taught me about LOGIC: “If you fall off that swing and break your neck, you are not going to the store with me.”

2) My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM: “Will you look at the dirt on the back of your neck!”

3) My mother taught me about WEATHER: ” This room looks like a tornado went through it.”

4) My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY: ” If I told you once, I’ve told you a million times. Don’t exaggerate!”

5) My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT: ” If you don’t eat your vegetables, you’ll never grow up.”

6) My mother taught me about GENETICS: “You’re just like your father.”


7) My mother taught me about WISDOM: “When you get to be my age, you’ll understand.”

Have a good week, Dawn

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