Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – It’s Christmas Time 2017! 121017

Seniors Situation Room by  Dawn Ford – It’s Christmas Time 2017!  121017

Cornwall Ontario – Santa Claus is coming to town very soon and bringing lots of toys. I have it on good authority from two little angels in a store. …two little girls about four and six. I don’t know if their Mom heard them because she was busy reading some instructions for some Christmas decorations. […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Lost Cornwall Family Businesses & Rumble Seats 112617

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Lost Cornwall Family Businesses & Rumble Seats 112617

  Cornwall Ontario – Some friends were discussing the old days when they frequented The New York Cafe on Pitt Street and how much they still missed it. Besides great food and a good variety of it, they also mentioned that when you went into the restaurant the staff knew you by name. The Jade […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Lest We Forget – Remembrance Day 2017

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Lest We Forget – Remembrance Day 2017

  Cornwall Ontario – “Lest We Forget” is a very poignant phrase. It stirs up memories and feelings. We have sad thoughts of the Veterans who didn’t make it home from the wars and of the anguish of their families. We have grateful thoughts of the Veterans who did make it home. I remember my […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Halloween Memories 102917

Seniors Situation Room  by  Dawn Ford – Halloween Memories 102917

  Cornwall Ontario – Halloween is a spooky time. We used to love to sing that old song:” It’s Halloween, the lamp is lit. Around the fire is where we sit, telling ghost tales bit by bit.” The entrance to the Family Restaurant at 9th. and Pitt Street is very spooky. Mr. Ugly Ghoul and […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – When Will Cornwall Honour Bob Turner? 101617

Seniors Situation Room  by  Dawn Ford – When Will Cornwall Honour Bob Turner? 101617

  Cornwall Ontario – According to an old stub I found, on May 11th.1990, Anne Murray gave a concert at the Civic Complex. I took my Mom because she had been a fan of Anne’s for many years. As I remember, it was a great night. Mom was delighted to finally see and hear Anne […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Tai Chi & Tiger Tales 100217

Seniors Situation Room by  Dawn Ford – Tai Chi & Tiger Tales 100217

  Cornwall Ontario – The tenants of Beek Lindsay Seniors Residence are having a Thanksgiving Food Drive to aid the Trinity Anglican Church Food Cupboard. They also collect food for the Food Cupboard at Christmas and Easter as well. Kudos for caring about people less fortunate. This autographed photo of Johnny Brunet has been in […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Singing For Seniors & Fall Baking 091717

Seniors Situation Room by  Dawn Ford – Singing For Seniors & Fall Baking 091717

  Cornwall Ontario – Ed Lauzon recently treated the residents of Beek Lindsay Seniors Residence and their friends to a wonderful concert. His son, Ed. Jr accompanied him which made it even more enjoyable. It was a fun filled evening of listening,   singing and in some cases, dancing to lots of well known songs. […]

Seniors Situation Room Dawn Ford – Memories of Plattsburg NY & Camping 090717

Seniors Situation Room  Dawn Ford – Memories of Plattsburg NY & Camping 090717

  Cornwall Ontario – These lovely sunny days remind me of some camping trips with the Trinity Church Girl Guide Company. Here is a photo from 1956 when we were camping in Plattsburg, NY. From left to right: Frances Glass- Irwin, behind her is Bev Heward, me.. stirring a pot of something), our Captain, “Skip” […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Dementia Al Anon & Highland Games 082017

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Dementia Al Anon & Highland Games 082017

  CORNWALL ONTARIO – The September 2017 issue of the Good Times magazine has two short but very informative articles as well as other very interesting ones. “Stroke Strategy Dents Dementia” states that Ontario’s stroke prevention strategy ( since yr. 2000) found an unexpected drop of 15.4 % in new dementia cases while analysing data […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Memories of Central Public School 080717

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Memories of Central Public School 080717

  Cornwall Ontario – Central Public School was a second home to a lot of us growing up over the years in Cornwall in the 40’s and 50’s. We went to kindergarten at age 5 for 1/2 a day and then grades 1 to 8. We attended classes from 9am to 12 and then scurried […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford #101 Painting & Tiger Tales 072417

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford #101 Painting & Tiger Tales 072417

  Cornwall Ontario – “Painting as a Pastime”, by The Right Honourable Sir Winston Churchill is a book I have treasured over the years. I inherited it in the late ’60’s. It states that the hardcover edition was first published in the 1950’s in the USA by The McGraw-Hill Book Company Inc. According to information […]

Senior Situation Room by Dawn Ford – 100th Column! JULY 9, 2017

Senior Situation Room by Dawn Ford – 100th Column! JULY 9, 2017

  Cornwall Ontario – “The Friendly Town That Grew…A Reminiscence of Cornwall, Ontario” is a delightful book written by Eileen Merkley about her growing- up days in Cornwall in the 30’s and 40’s. She wrote it in 1978 and has also included poems she wrote about the Cornwallis Hotel, The Capital Theatre and the Lloyd […]

Senior Situation Room by Dawn Ford – June 25, 2017 – 50th CGH Nursing Celebration

Senior Situation Room by Dawn Ford – June 25, 2017 – 50th CGH Nursing Celebration

  Cornwall Ontario – If you wanted to see some gorgeous seniors, you should have been at the Royal Canadian Legion on the evening of June 16th. The occasion was the Annual Alumni Dinner of the Cornwall General Hospital School of Nursing. Celebrating 50 years was the Graduating Class of 1967. 3rd row left to […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – June is Senior’s Month JUNE 11, 2017

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – June is Senior’s Month JUNE 11, 2017

  Cornwall Ontario – June is Seniors Month. Cornwall is blessed with many wonderful seniors. I feel fortunate to know some of them. There are numerous special seniors in our City helping charities, people and organizations. Kudos for caring and for all your help in our community. Some years ago I moved into an apartment […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Prince Philip CCVS Raiders & Tiger! MAY 28, 2017

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Prince Philip CCVS Raiders & Tiger!  MAY 28, 2017

    Cornwall Ontario – All the music lovers at Beek Lindsay Seniors Residence recently were delighted to have another wonderful concert given by Ed Lauzon and his guitar. Ed sang lots of familiar Rock and Roll and Country Western as well as some Gospel music. One nice thing about that is the residents knew […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Mother’s Day 2017

Seniors Situation Room  by  Dawn Ford – Mother’s Day 2017

    CORNWALL ONTARIO – Mother’s Day is Sunday May 14th. for all of you who still have your Mom to cherish every day. The mind is a mysterious thing. The other night when I was going to sleep, the words of Ferlin Husky’s song, “Wings of a Dove” kept going through my mind. I […]

Seniors Situation Room Dawn Ford – April Showers Bring May Flowers MAY 2, 2017

Seniors Situation Room  Dawn Ford – April Showers Bring May Flowers MAY 2, 2017

    CORNWALL ONTARIO – They say April showers bring May flowers. Seems to be true already. The little sprigs of budding plants and flowers are coming up through the winter-weary earth. One bush I touched had little pods that looked like pussy willows but were in fact tiny buds with little shoots of folded […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Happy Easter & Passover 2017

Seniors Situation Room by  Dawn Ford – Happy Easter & Passover 2017

    CORNWALL ONTARIO – The tenants of Beek Lindsay Seniors Residence are having an Easter food drive to benefit the Food Cupboard at Trinity Anglican Church. They have similar food drives at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Kudos for sharing with people in need. Speaking of Easter, if you were a kid you would want to […]

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