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
MAY 24, 2021 – A wonderful Cornwall senior, born in 1916, celebrated her 105th birthday this year on May 6th. Edna Dorey is a lovely lady. When you see her out walking, she is so spry that you would never guess her age. (Photo courtesy of Dorenda Dorey) Edna was born in the Alfred Township,… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Happy 105th & Glengarry Fencibles Update
MAY 6, 2021 – “Spring has sprung. The grass is riz. I wonder where the birdies is?” Well, not around this bird feeder for sure. Bob Katz took this photo watching the big black furry squirrel, manoeuvred himself off a wooden beam to this feeder. He filled himself up with lots of seeds apparently before… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford. Mother’s Day & Covid-19 Cleanliness at CCH
APRIL 18, 2021 – Sport fans are happy these days with a wide variety of games on TV such as baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer starting soon and for awhile we even had curling. Hate to sound like a kid but hooray!!! Found a handi-note card which has this sketch of the Roman Catholic Church in… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Bird Watching Time
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… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Cornwall Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics
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??… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Elvis & Things to do During Covid-19
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… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Groundhog Day & Time to Honour Bob and Dorris Turner in Cornwall
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… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Covid-19 Stay @ Home Restrictions = New Hobby Opportunities