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 […]

Dawn Ford Seniors Situation Room – February was a busy month! 030420

Dawn Ford Seniors Situation Room – February was a busy month! 030420

February has been a busy month so far. First we had Groundhog Day. Wilburton Willy apparently saw his shadow predicting an early spring. However, someone told me that he is only accurate 40% of the time. Guess we better not hold our breath until we see that first Robin. Valentine’s Day on the 14th. brought […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Events, Painting & a Tiger Tale 012020

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Events, Painting & a Tiger Tale 012020

Soup’s on!! That has a nice delicious sound to it. “Comin’, Ma!” Oops! No! Ma’s not cooking. Twenty chefs are. And…if you want some, go to the Civic Complex on January 21st. in Salons ABC anytime from 11:30am until 2pm. According to information I received from the Alzheimer Society, there will be 20 soups by […]

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