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 […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – A Concert @ Beek Lindsay Seniors Resident 071419

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – A Concert @ Beek Lindsay Seniors Resident 071419

It is so nice to have a concert to look forward to knowing you will enjoy every moment of it. Recently, Ed Lauzon and his two sons, Ed. Jr. and Adam entertained the tenants and friends of Beek Lindsay Seniors Residence. Ed sang many of our old favourite songs beginning with ” Murder on Music […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – 50th CGH Alumni Dinner! 062519

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – 50th CGH Alumni Dinner! 062519

Editor’s Note. Congrats to a very special lady who just wrote her 150th column on CFN. She doesn’t get enough thanks and credit from City Hall and community leaders for this amazing and selfless historical body of work she’s created here on CFN! Thank you Dawn and here’s to the next 150 columns! The Alumni […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Happy Father’s Day 2019

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Happy Father’s Day 2019

June 16th. Is Father’s Day. There will be celebrations of family get-togethers and if the weather is nice, lots of BBQ’s to honour all the Dad’s out there. A friend of mine, Bob Katz, just became a new great-grandfather with the birth of his little great-granddaughter Gabriella. What a charming name for a sweet little […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford May Flowers! Spring is Here & Tiger Tales! 052219

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford May Flowers! Spring is Here & Tiger Tales! 052219

Poets call this the ‘Merry Month of May’. Hasn’t been too ‘merry’ yet with rain and cold damp winds sometimes. But, at least it is Spring. A friend is all thrilled because her crocuses and irises are popping up through the ground and there are flowering trees with pink and white blossoms. The grass is […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Easter, Passover, & CCVS. 042319

Seniors Situation Room  by Dawn Ford – Easter, Passover, & CCVS. 042319

This has been a busy week with Christians getting ready to celebrate Easter and our Jewish Friends celebrating Passover. Stores had been stocked for many weeks with Easter eggs and bunnies – all ready for our Easter Bunny to deliver. Exciting morning for kids. I remember years ago when I was teaching Sunday School to […]

The Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Daffodil Month & Dementia 041019

The Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Daffodil Month & Dementia 041019

April is Daffodil month for the Canadian Cancer Society. Please buy and wear the Daffodil which helps fund their research, support and advocacy programs. Call 613- 932-1283 in Cornwall for more information. The Canadian Cancer Society would probably be grateful for volunteers also. Here is an old photo from the family album of the British- […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Time to Honour Dorris & Bob Turner & Tiger Tales 032519

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Time to Honour Dorris & Bob Turner & Tiger Tales 032519

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals were given to 14 very deserving individuals on July 19th, 2012. I found the program for the evening recently. Awarded were Gerry Benson, Vera Joyce, Gail Kaneb, Hugh A. MacDougall, Don Mitchell, Susan Rainey, Onagh Ross, William Shearing, Gary Stokes, Lorne Strader, Stan and Betty Vandenbosch, Johnny C. […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – The Care Centre, Heritage Fair & Glengarry Fencibles Bishop’s House Project – 030619

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – The Care Centre, Heritage Fair & Glengarry Fencibles Bishop’s House Project – 030619

Black and white TV and rabbit ears!! Those were the days of great comedy , westerns and other shows , all suitable for family viewing. None of the shows had any vulgarity so all the family could spread the rabbit ears as far as they would go and watch our favourites on TV. I loved […]

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