Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Cornwall Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics

Seniors Situation Room.  By Dawn Ford – Cornwall Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics

MARCH 8, 2021 – On television we see the lineups outside the COVID-19 vaccination clinics. Must be a cold wait for some people, seniors included. Our vaccination clinic will be soon opening at the Civic Complex which is a big building and hopefully no one will have to wait outside because it is a very […]

Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Elvis & Things to do During Covid-19

Seniors Situation Room.  By Dawn Ford – Elvis & Things to do During Covid-19

FEBRUARY 23, 2021 – It seems that people are finding all kinds of other things to do during our restriction times because of the COVID 19 virus. One lady told me she actually washed and set her own hair because of the beauty salons closures. Now she ponders, do I dare cut it a bit?? […]

Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Groundhog Day & Time to Honour Bob and Dorris Turner in Cornwall

Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Groundhog Day & Time to Honour Bob and Dorris Turner in Cornwall

FEBRUARY 11, 2021 – February is a busy month. We just had Ground Hog Day on Feb. 2nd. It was a snowy blowy day but the ground hogs gave their verdict. However, one was “six more weeks of winter” and others, “an early spring”. So…I guess we will have to wait and see just like […]

Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Covid-19 Stay @ Home Restrictions = New Hobby Opportunities

Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Covid-19 Stay @ Home Restrictions = New Hobby Opportunities

JANUARY 24, 2021 – With the new ‘Stay At Home’ restrictions, it is a good time for hobbies or to learn new ones when we have to stay indoors so much. When we were kids one of our favourite hobbies was stamp collecting. Some seniors still have the ones they collected as kids and teens […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Blue Jays & Guide Dogs

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Blue Jays & Guide Dogs

JANUARY 8, 2021 – Beek Lindsay Seniors Residence recently held their annual Christmas food drive to benefit the Food Cupboard at Trinity Anglican Church. There were lots of food donations. A big thank you to Claudette Quesnel for all her work and to all the residents who generously donated food to help those in need. […]

Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Happy Hanukkah & 2021 Guide Dog Calendar

Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Happy Hanukkah & 2021 Guide Dog Calendar

DECEMBER 9, 2020 – Our Jewish friends will be celebrating Hanukkah beginning at sundown December 10th until sundown December 18th. I asked a friend of mine, Sidney Horovitz in Calgary, whom I had gone to school with many moons ago in Cornwall, what Hanukkah celebrations might be like this year with all the COVID 19 […]

Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Squirrels, Art & Birthdays!

Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Squirrels, Art & Birthdays!

DECEMBER 3, 2020 – It is wonderful some days to watch the multi-coloured leaves dancing in the wind when a gust sends them twirling and flying up into the air. Sometimes a squirrel will take advantage of the almost bare lawn and scurry around under the flying leaves to find a little goodie to munch […]

Senior Situation Room by Dawn Ford Halloween is Coming!

Senior Situation Room by Dawn Ford Halloween is Coming!

OCTOBER 16, 2020 – Beak Lindsay Seniors Residence had a very energetic and hard working volunteer gardener this past season, Claudette Quesnel. The tenants said that she was out in the early spring preparing the flower beds for planting. The result was beautiful flowers all summer. The residents were very appreciative of all her work. […]

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 […]

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