Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Hotel Dieu 69 Yearbook AUG 21 18

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford  Hotel Dieu 69 Yearbook AUG 21 18

  Cornwall Ontario – The last Vitae Lampada, the yearbook of the Hotel Dieu Hospital School of Nursing, was in 1969, the year the school closed. Luckily I was able to borrow a copy and also a Graduation Exercises program from Terri Hooker, Class of ’69. In the yearbook are a lot of photos of […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – 6th Year Anniversary! 080618

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – 6th Year Anniversary!  080618

Cornwall Ontario – On Aug. 14, 2012 my first column was published in CFN…6 years ago!! Where did those 6 years go and go so fast too??!! That is a lot of typing. Jamie has been very patient and I thank him for 6 interesting years of columns with CFN. (editor’s note – Dawn the community […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Scouts, Guides & Woolworths Banana Rolls 07252018

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Scouts, Guides & Woolworths Banana Rolls  07252018

Cornwall Ontario – You have to love kids. A friend of mine, Myrna,  who was in the Girl Guides organization as a Brownie, Girl Guide, Sea Ranger and Guider, told me about her two grandsons, Graydon, who will be 6 next week and Lachlan who will be 4 soon. Whenever the family gather at the cottage, […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Column #125 & Comics in the 50s! 070918

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Column #125 & Comics in the 50s! 070918

  Cornwall Ontario – One of the joys of being a kid in the 1950’s was the comic books. Remember Batman and Robin and the Bat mobile, Superman and Lois Lane, Wonder Woman, Flash Gordon, Dick Tracey and his famous watch, Bugs Bunny and “What’s up, Doc?”, Archie Andrews and Betty and Veronica, Uncle Scrooge, […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Nursing Alumni Dinner & Good Deeds in Cornwall Ontario 260618

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Nursing Alumni Dinner & Good Deeds in Cornwall Ontario 260618

  Cornwall Ontario – The annual dinner for the Alumni of the Cornwall General Hospital School of Nursing took place at the Royal Canadian Legion on June 15th. This year, the Graduating Class of June 6th. 1968 was honoured. There are 3 nurses deceased: Linda Winters Babcock, Maureen Wylie Hartle, and Marilyn Riddell. Attending from […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Father’s Day is June 17th!

Seniors Situation Room by  Dawn Ford – Father’s Day is June 17th!

  Sunday June 17th. is Father’s Day. Happy Father’s Day to all of you Dads out there and Grandpas. Ed Lauzon once again delighted the residents and friends of Beek Lindsay Seniors Residence with another wonderful concert. His son Ed Jr. joined his Dad in providing a two hour concert of familiar and loved songs. […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Parades & June is Seniors Month! 052718

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Parades & June is Seniors Month! 052718

Cornwall Ontario – June is Seniors Month. In Ontario we are marking our 34th Annual Seniors Month. Sophie Cadorette, Communications Agent of the Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie, has kindly provided us with information on the Cornwall Senior Fair 10th edition hosted by the Centre on June 7 from 9:00 to 2:30 pm. It […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Mother’s Day Girl Scouts & Old Tyme Movies 051418

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Mother’s Day Girl Scouts & Old Tyme Movies 051418

Cornwall Ontario –  Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13th. Happy Mother’s Day to all you Moms out there. For those of us who no longer have Mothers or Grandmothers, it brings back some wonderful memories. I like to say that my Mom was the best…and she was. Six kids at home when I was growing […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – 102 Years Young & No Sleep Clinic For Cornwall Sadly – 043018

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – 102 Years Young & No Sleep Clinic For Cornwall Sadly – 043018

Cornwall Ontario – Edna May Dorey’s birthday is May 6th. Edna will be 102 years young. And when you see her, yes ‘young’ does describe her very well. Edna belongs to a knitting group, plays bean bag and, if there is any music in the air, she is up dancing. She tells a story about falling […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – National Volunteer Month – Girl Guide Cookies & Ice Cream 041518

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – National Volunteer Month – Girl Guide Cookies & Ice Cream 041518

  Cornwall Ontario – April is National Volunteer month. We are so lucky to have many many great volunteers in Cornwall. You see them manning booths for such things as bake sales, having garage sales, walk-a-thons, deliver food like Meals On Wheels, golf tournaments, special dinners, etc. etc. to raise money for many causes and […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Easter Brings Activities! 040118

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Easter Brings Activities! 040118

  Cornwall Ontario  – This time of year never fails to bring back old memories when we were kids. It all depended on the weather and if the sidewalks were mostly clear of snow except maybe for little ice chips in the cement. We could hardly wait to get outside and play. We would be […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – What is Your Live Story? & A Tiger Visit! 031818

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – What is Your Live Story? & A Tiger Visit! 031818

Cornwall Ontario – May be hard to believe this snowy week but March 20th is the first day of spring. We may need our umbrellas instead of snow boots…which is ok with me!! Some seniors I know are writing their memoirs. Still, for some, writing is a chore and for others, they may feel some of […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Teddy Bear’s Picnic & Old Familiar Songs 030718

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Teddy Bear’s Picnic & Old Familiar Songs 030718

  Cornwall Ontario – A lot of seniors love to sing the old familiar songs. That is what happened recently at the Beek Lindsay Seniors Residence when the residents and their friends were treated to a concert of music by Ed Lauzon and his son, Ed Jr. There was lots of singing of favourite songs […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Curling, Cats & Community 021918

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Curling,  Cats & Community 021918

  Cornwall Ontario – Some retired men apparently have a much harder time coping with the change in their lives, according to an article in the March 2018 issue of Good Times Magazine. The article on “Helping Men Cope with Retirement” by Wendy Haaf quotes Lyndsay Green, Sociologist and author of ” Ready to Retire?: […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Heart & Stroke Month 020418

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Heart & Stroke Month 020418

  Cornwall Ontario – Nothing like great music to warm you on a cold winter’s eve. Music was in the air at Beak Lindsay Seniors Residence recently when Ed Lauzon treated the residents and guests to another one of his fantastic concerts. Ed plays guitar and has a wonderful singing voice. His repertoire of music […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Snowtime Memories from Cornwall 012118

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Snowtime Memories from Cornwall 012118

  Cornwall Ontario – School Bus Cancellations? We didn’t have to worry about that when I was growing up. There weren’t any school buses. We walked everywhere despite snowy or rainy weather. Schools were open, so away we went. You would see two streams of kids on either side of some of the streets on […]

Seniors Situation Room – How Trixie Almost Missed Christmas By Dawn Ford 122517

Seniors Situation Room – How Trixie Almost Missed Christmas  By Dawn Ford 122517

  Trixie is a lovely German Shepherd and lives happily with Joan, Ted, their son Allan and Tobey, their cat. She is a good, gentle dog and only chases Tobey to play. Her main problem is that she likes to sneak out and run with her friend, Onka. Onka is a Collie and together they […]

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