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
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.… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Blue Jays & Guide Dogs
By Dawn Ford – All rights reserved. DECEMBER 18, 2020 – Claudette watched her bother as he stared out the window at the blowing snow. She knew him well. He was a year older than her, ten years old, and a very smart little elf. He left the room for a bit but returned to… Continue reading Driving with Santa Christmas Eve
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… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Happy Hanukkah & 2021 Guide Dog Calendar
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… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Squirrels, Art & Birthdays!
NOVEMBER 10, 2020 – How would you like to open your back door and find a 3 1/2 – 4 foot Iguana sunbathing on your dock? It happened to a friend Lee Anne’s brother Jeff in Florida recently. Talk about ‘fright night’!! The Iguana has been nicknamed, “Iggy” so he must be around a bit.… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room – by Dawn Ford – Izzy the Iguana & Remembering Family
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.… Continue reading Senior Situation Room by Dawn Ford Halloween is Coming!
SEPTEMBER 28, 2020 – The Down Memory Lane Project of the Cornwall General Hospital and School of Nursing in on display in The Care Center in the former CGH building. I have a relative who is living in the Care Center now and it is a joy for me, a Grad of the nursing school… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Down Memory Lane
AUGUST 19, 2020 – How do you say good bye to someone who has loved you all your life and whom you have loved too?? All of us have experienced it at one time or another but it doesn’t seem to get any easier. Recently my family lost our wonderful brother, Ron Herrington, affectionately called,… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Saying Goodbye is Never Easy
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… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Lazy Hazy Days of Summer – 8 Years & 175 Columns Later!
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… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Longue Sault Rapids
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… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Hockey, COVID, & the Band.
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… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Happy 104th to EDNA DOREY & Seniors Residences Should All be Tested 051720
APRIL 29, 2020 – Beek Lindsay Seniors Residence held their annual Easter Food Drive recently to benefit the Food Cupboard at Trinity Anglican Church. A big thank you to all the tenants who donated to help those in need. A very special thank you to Claudette Quesnel who looked after the donated food. It was… Continue reading Senior Situation Room. By Dawn Ford. Social Distancing for Seniors & Tiger Tales!
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… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Happy Easter & Passover & Senior Concerns About COVID 19 Coronavirus 040520
March came in like a lamb. Will it go out like a lion?? Have to wait and see. And…Willerton Willy was right – spring officially arrived March 19th. Now just tell “Old Man Winter” that!! I remember the old poem we often said as kids: Spring has sprung, the grass is riz. I wonder where… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford 032420
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… Continue reading Dawn Ford Seniors Situation Room – February was a busy month! 030420