Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Lazy Hazy Days of Summer – 8 Years & 175 Columns Later!

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Lazy Hazy Days of Summer – 8 Years & 175 Columns Later!

Remember that wonderful song by Nat King Cole, “Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer”? Sodas, pretzels and beer. Well, not exactly – no beer. When I was growing up you had to be 21 to be served alcohol. Any social circles I was involved in, whether dances, parties or any formal activities, there was […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Longue Sault Rapids

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Longue Sault Rapids

The Longue Sault Rapids were a big attraction when I was young but were lost to the new St. Lawrence Seaway in 1959. I remember going to Sheik’s Island, west of Cornwall, for picnics. We could see all the rapids by looking over a fenced cliff area. The rapids swirled and swirled around. Boats such […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Hockey, COVID, & the Band.

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Hockey, COVID, & the Band.

Remember the wonderful Roger’s and Hammerstein’s song from Carousel,” June is Busting Out All Over”? It certainly is. No wonder!! April showers brought May flowers. What a wonderful treat to see everything blooming in such an array of gorgeous colours. An artist’s delight. First the small crocuses raised their little heads even in the cooler […]

Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Happy 104th to EDNA DOREY & Seniors Residences Should All be Tested 051720

Seniors Situation Room.  By Dawn Ford – Happy 104th to EDNA DOREY & Seniors Residences Should All be Tested 051720

A very special senior, Edna Dorey, celebrated her 104th. birthday in May. Happy Birthday and all good wishes, Edna. . Distancing is not a very natural thing to do. You automatically go to the person to speak with them. Some hard of hearing seniors are finding that they don’t hear another person as well at […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Happy Easter & Passover & Senior Concerns About COVID 19 Coronavirus 040520

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Happy Easter & Passover & Senior Concerns About COVID 19 Coronavirus 040520

In the next few days Christians will be celebrating Easter and our Jewish friends will be celebrating Passover. It will be the most different Easter and Passover just about all of us will have ever experienced. No church or synagogue services or usual family gatherings. Certainly no Easter Parade anywhere. However, the news is that […]

Dawn Ford Seniors Situation Room – February was a busy month! 030420

Dawn Ford Seniors Situation Room – February was a busy month! 030420

February has been a busy month so far. First we had Groundhog Day. Wilburton Willy apparently saw his shadow predicting an early spring. However, someone told me that he is only accurate 40% of the time. Guess we better not hold our breath until we see that first Robin. Valentine’s Day on the 14th. brought […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Events, Painting & a Tiger Tale 012020

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Events, Painting & a Tiger Tale 012020

Soup’s on!! That has a nice delicious sound to it. “Comin’, Ma!” Oops! No! Ma’s not cooking. Twenty chefs are. And…if you want some, go to the Civic Complex on January 21st. in Salons ABC anytime from 11:30am until 2pm. According to information I received from the Alzheimer Society, there will be 20 soups by […]

Seniors Situation Room – By Dawn Ford – Happy 2020!

Seniors Situation Room – By Dawn Ford – Happy 2020!

Editor’s Note: We apologize for the late publication of Dawn’s column due to technical upgrading of the site. The Beek Lindsay Seniors Residence held their annual Christmas Food Drive to benefit the Food Cupboard at Trinity Anglican Church over the Christmas Holidays. In this photo, Pat Marchand is adding some food to the donation box. […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford 2019 Christmas & Hanukkah & CNIB Guide Dogs 121619

Seniors Situation Room by   Dawn Ford  2019 Christmas & Hanukkah & CNIB Guide Dogs 121619

I received a beautiful 2020 calendar from CNIB Guide Dogs. Wonderful photos of the dogs each month. I went on line to read more about this organization. There are three career options for the dogs: Guide Dogs which are partnered with adults with sight loss, Buddy Dogs are partnered with children with sight loss and […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Dental Care for Low Income Seniors 120319

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Dental Care for Low Income Seniors 120319

With dreams of Santa on the way, children are getting excited. I went on line to learn about how this Santa Claus legend first began. It is traced to a benevolent monk born in Patara, near Myra in modern day Turkey, about 270 AD, Saint Nicholas, a fourth century Christian saint of children and sailors, […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Snow, War Amps & Kenny Rogers in Cornwall 111919

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford  Snow, War Amps & Kenny Rogers in Cornwall 111919

On Nov. 11th we had a big snow fall. Luckily it held off until the Remembrance Day ceremonies were over. I had this vague memory of being there as a kid with my class from Central Public. I talked to some seniors and they were talking about the days when they used to go to […]

Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Thanksgiving & Good Music! 102319

Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Thanksgiving & Good Music! 102319

The tenants of Beek Lindsay Seniors Residence have been busy lately. Recently, they had a BBQ. Hot Dogs! Hamburgers! Salads galore and delicious desserts. Organizers were Pat Marchand, Dorenda Dorey and her 103 year young Mother, Edna. They had a big crowd. No wonder, with all that nice food to eat already prepared and no […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Art, Charity, & Thanks for Paramedics 100919

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Art, Charity, & Thanks for Paramedics 100919

Hand washing is paramount now that the flu season will be upon us. I read in a few articles that the problem is that we don’t wash our hands long enough. It was suggested that when washing with soap and good warm water to sing the “Happy Birthday” song – two verses and also to […]

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

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 […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Good Friends – Scouting & Painting TIGER TOO! 082819

Seniors Situation Room  by Dawn Ford – Good Friends – Scouting & Painting TIGER TOO! 082819

Always nice to have a party. Good food. Friends. Laughter. And in some cases recognition of work well done. In this photo are some tenants at the Beek Lindsay Seniors Residence who surprised Claudette Quesnel with a beautiful card and gift in recognition of her volunteer gardening work this year. There were 24 residents at […]

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