McConnell Walk in Clinic CLOSING in Cornwall Highlights Community Health Care Failure in Crisis. By Jamie Gilcig

McConnell Walk in Clinic CLOSING in Cornwall Highlights Community Health Care Failure in Crisis.  By Jamie Gilcig

May 21, 2022 – Cornwall is starting to reel at the loss of a critical health service. The McConnell walk in clinic, situated right next to the hospital, is shutting down leaving thousands of area residents at a loss for healthcare and surely what will add more pressure to hospital emergency services. Cornwall, a failing […]

Seniors Situation Room – Happy 106th Birthday to Edna Dorey & Happy Mother’s Day! By Dawn Ford

Seniors Situation Room – Happy 106th Birthday to Edna Dorey & Happy Mother’s Day! By Dawn Ford

May 4, 2022 – Well, we’ve had our April showers, so here come our May flowers. I saw a wee little crocus peeking it’s head and tiny leaves through a muddy spot. So teeny-weeny yet making it through the earth. Beautiful to see and watch each day as it grows into a lovely little flower. […]

Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford. February is Heart Month & Remembering Bob & Dorris Turner

Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford.  February is Heart Month & Remembering Bob & Dorris Turner

FEBRUARY 20, 2022 – February is Heart Month. It is a time for not only fundraising but also to raise awareness of the heart and stroke problems which can be of a higher risk for individuals with an unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, unhealthy weight, smoking, stress and excessive use of alcohol and drug use. Early […]

Cornwall Lawyer Maurice Gatien Attacked in Office Over Covid 19 Vaccine Mandates. By Jamie Gilcig

Cornwall Lawyer Maurice Gatien Attacked in Office Over Covid 19 Vaccine Mandates. By Jamie Gilcig

FEBRUARY 11, 2022 – Cornwall area lawyer Maurice Gatien has been working for a few generations now, but until Covid he’s never seen anger in his face to the point that he was assaulted in his office Tuesday February 8th which resulted in a trip to CCH via ambulance. His assailant was wearing a mask….and […]

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

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 […]

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

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. […]

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

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 […]

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

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, […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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, […]

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

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 […]

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