January 23, 2023 – The tenants of Beek Lindsay Seniors Residence held a Food Drive recently to benefit the Centre 105 at Trinity Anglican Church. A big thank you to all who donated and to Claudette Quesnel for all her work. Kudos. Centre 105 provides a free hot breakfast from nine am to twelve noon… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room – by Dawn Ford – Food Drives & Tupper Ware
CHRISTMAS 2022 – It was a week before Christmas. Mrs. Claus looked at her husband who was enjoying his coffee and reading letters from children. She frowned and said gently, ” Santa, I think that maybe you have put on a bit of weight lately. What do you think”? Santa laughed and said, ” If… Continue reading Santa’s Christmas Eve Dilemma. A Tale by Dawn Ford
December 6, 2022 – In her book, The Friendly Town That Grew (A Reminiscence of Cornwall, Ontario), Eileen Merkley describes the Bywash as a ‘real people place’. She says that water ran down a cement slope to froth into small churning rapids and into a deep pool. She describes it as an inch or two… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room – By Dawn Ford – A New Book on Cornwall Ontario
November 20, 2022 – Some seniors were talking about what would have been the scenario had there been a strike when we were kids in school. A lot of our Mothers were at home. We don’t think that we would have been having lessons., remote learning or otherwise. No computers in those days. More likely… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Blue Jays & Time for Covid Boosters & Flu Shots.
The tenants of Beek Lindsay Seniors Residence had a nice visit with furry little pets recently. Mandy of Wytrueharvatt Farm brought two beautiful white rabbits, a small little rooster and two little white kitty Tickles. Everyone enjoyed holding a little pet for awhile. The Farm is all inclusive and offers 60 , 45 or 30… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room Remembering Princess Elizabeth 1951 Visit to Cornwall Ontario – By Dawn Ford
August 5, 2022 – Canada Day had come and gone . Some seniors were talking about the ‘old days’, many moons ago when the fathers would bring the fireworks to the curb outside their homes and light them up. All down the street were big blasts of colour as the fireworks hit the air. Some… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room – By Dawn Ford – Has it really been ten years?
JUNE 17, 2022 – June Is Senior’s Month in some Canadian Provinces including Ontario. A big thank you to all our wonderful seniors in Cornwall who donate their time in various ways to help others in our community. Kudos. From the 1956 movie Carousel, the song by Rogers and Hammerstein, “June is Bustin’ Out All… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford JUNE is Seniors Month!
May 26, 2022 – This is a time to watch for animals and children left in hot cars. Some people think that it is safe with the windows open, even a bit but only more hot air is going in. There is a lot of info about this problem on the internet. If you see… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford. Don’t Leave Pets & Kids in Cars in the Heat.
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.… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room – Happy 106th Birthday to Edna Dorey & Happy Mother’s Day! By Dawn Ford
MARCH 20, 2022 – March came in like a lion. I could hardly see out of my window at times. That means or is supposed to mean, that March will go out like a lamb. Let’s hope. March is a busy month. Daylight saving time starts March 13th. My Mom always said the change was… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Springtime!
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… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford. February is Heart Month & Remembering Bob & Dorris Turner
JANUARY 22, 2022 – The Mamas and the Papas sang, “California Dreamin ‘ ” some years ago. I am beginning to think that California dreaming may depend on how old you are. I was talking to a few seniors the other day about the winters we used to have as kids. We seemed to have… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Christmas Giving & Supporting the Community
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
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.
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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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