Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford. Mrs. Santa Claus’s Dilemma

DECEMBER 25, 2021 – Santa watched his wife Jessica as she stared out the window sighing. He thought that she seemed to be doing that a lot lately. He said to her, “Jessica, you seem preoccupied lately. Anything bothering you?” She turned and looked at him and with a big sigh she said, ” Not… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford. Mrs. Santa Claus’s Dilemma

Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford. Mice, Birds & A New Book!

DECEMBER 15, 2021 – The Jewish communities celebrated Hanukkah this year from November28th until December 6th. A Happy Hanukkah to all our Jewish friends. Snow!!! Who wants snow??? I bet those skiers have been praying again and, of course, a few kids as well. It seems so cold. Brrrr. A few friends and I were… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford. Mice, Birds & A New Book!

Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Tiger Passes Away & Thanking CCH & St. Joseph’s CCC For Great Care.

NOVEMBER 23, 2021 – The phrase, “One Day at a Time” can suddenly take on new meaning when we are battling a problem. Recently in August I was in the Cornwall Community Hospital for 3 weeks and underwent surgery. The staff in the ICU are angels…professional and very caring. I was also on the 2nd.… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Tiger Passes Away & Thanking CCH & St. Joseph’s CCC For Great Care.

RHRA Jacks Up Its Retirement Home Rates 70%. By Mary Anne Pankhurst #onpoli #eldercare

Retirement residences are personal “homes,” not nursing homes. They’re designed, built and operated by companies for people aged 65 and up, places people choose to live based on their needs and what they can afford. To be clear, this is not a story about the government putting financial pressure on Ontario’s more than 770 retirement… Continue reading RHRA Jacks Up Its Retirement Home Rates 70%. By Mary Anne Pankhurst #onpoli #eldercare

Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Covid-19 Confusion & Book Release!

JULY 29, 2021 – There seems to be a lot of confusion about the COVD-19 Virus. One minute the WHO is saying to please wear your masks, keep your distance and follow health regulations because the Delta virus is spreading globally. Then on TV you watch a golf tournament in the USA and see none,… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Covid-19 Confusion & Book Release!

Seniors Situation Room – 100 First Columns Book & Remembering Loved Ones

JULY 15, 2021 – A book of the best of my first 100 columns will soon be published. For more information or to register for a pre-book sale please email at: info@cornwallfreenews.com The sitcom” The Golden Girls” was a very popular show that we all enjoyed. It was funny and entertaining show about how three… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room – 100 First Columns Book & Remembering Loved Ones

Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford Cherokee Parable & Tiger Tale

JUNE 28, 2021 – Many years ago the Paragon Motel on Second Street West was a favourite place to swim in their great pool. They also held parties and other gatherings. Recently, a friend, Jack, sent me this article which he found on one of the Cornwall Historic sites. It is a memo from my… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford Cherokee Parable & Tiger Tale

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Seniors Dealing with Covid-19 & Celebrating Girl Guides

JUNE 11, 2021 – The Pandemic has brought a lot of changes and upset to everyone, not to even mention some of dire consequences. Some seniors are finding the time long although a friend told me that she is now walking outside more often for exercise and to ease some of the boredom. She intends… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Seniors Dealing with Covid-19 & Celebrating Girl Guides

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Happy 105th & Glengarry Fencibles Update

MAY 24, 2021 – A wonderful Cornwall senior, born in 1916, celebrated her 105th birthday this year on May 6th. Edna Dorey is a lovely lady. When you see her out walking, she is so spry that you would never guess her age. (Photo courtesy of Dorenda Dorey) Edna was born in the Alfred Township,… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Happy 105th & Glengarry Fencibles Update

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford. Mother’s Day & Covid-19 Cleanliness at CCH

MAY 6, 2021 – “Spring has sprung. The grass is riz. I wonder where the birdies is?” Well, not around this bird feeder for sure. Bob Katz took this photo watching the big black furry squirrel, manoeuvred himself off a wooden beam to this feeder. He filled himself up with lots of seeds apparently before… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford. Mother’s Day & Covid-19 Cleanliness at CCH

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Bird Watching Time

APRIL 18, 2021 – Sport fans are happy these days with a wide variety of games on TV such as baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer starting soon and for awhile we even had curling. Hate to sound like a kid but hooray!!! Found a handi-note card which has this sketch of the Roman Catholic Church in… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Bird Watching Time

Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Cornwall Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics

MARCH 8, 2021 – On television we see the lineups outside the COVID-19 vaccination clinics. Must be a cold wait for some people, seniors included. Our vaccination clinic will be soon opening at the Civic Complex which is a big building and hopefully no one will have to wait outside because it is a very… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Cornwall Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics

Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Elvis & Things to do During Covid-19

FEBRUARY 23, 2021 – It seems that people are finding all kinds of other things to do during our restriction times because of the COVID 19 virus. One lady told me she actually washed and set her own hair because of the beauty salons closures. Now she ponders, do I dare cut it a bit??… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Elvis & Things to do During Covid-19

Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Groundhog Day & Time to Honour Bob and Dorris Turner in Cornwall

FEBRUARY 11, 2021 – February is a busy month. We just had Ground Hog Day on Feb. 2nd. It was a snowy blowy day but the ground hogs gave their verdict. However, one was “six more weeks of winter” and others, “an early spring”. So…I guess we will have to wait and see just like… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Groundhog Day & Time to Honour Bob and Dorris Turner in Cornwall

Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Covid-19 Stay @ Home Restrictions = New Hobby Opportunities

JANUARY 24, 2021 – With the new ‘Stay At Home’ restrictions, it is a good time for hobbies or to learn new ones when we have to stay indoors so much. When we were kids one of our favourite hobbies was stamp collecting. Some seniors still have the ones they collected as kids and teens… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Covid-19 Stay @ Home Restrictions = New Hobby Opportunities

View From the Hill. By Keith Beardsley – Time for Ford Government to Crack Down on For Profit LTC Homes in Ontario #onpoli #covid19

JANUARY 24, 2021 – Anyone following the tragic deaths in our long-term care homes knows that this sector of our province has been largely ignored over time by both the present Ontario government and previous ones. Out of sight out of mind would be a good description- until of course an election comes along and… Continue reading View From the Hill. By Keith Beardsley – Time for Ford Government to Crack Down on For Profit LTC Homes in Ontario #onpoli #covid19

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Blue Jays & Guide Dogs

JANUARY 8, 2021 – Beek Lindsay Seniors Residence recently held their annual Christmas food drive to benefit the Food Cupboard at Trinity Anglican Church. There were lots of food donations. A big thank you to Claudette Quesnel for all her work and to all the residents who generously donated food to help those in need.… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Blue Jays & Guide Dogs

Driving with Santa Christmas Eve

By Dawn Ford – All rights reserved. DECEMBER 18, 2020 – Claudette watched her bother as he stared out the window at the blowing snow. She knew him well. He was a year older than her, ten years old, and a very smart little elf. He left the room for a bit but returned to… Continue reading Driving with Santa Christmas Eve