Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Guide Dogs & Remembering the Roxy FEB 17, 2015

    Any senior attending one of those special dinners at Logan’s Art Gallery is in for a surprise when they leave…a gift of a cup and saucer. Nice gesture on Mike’s part. Heard the food is wonderful also. One day when it was snowing and blowing recently and the trees were bending their limbs… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Guide Dogs & Remembering the Roxy FEB 17, 2015

Senior’s Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Seaway Senior Citizens Club & Mt Carmel Treatment Centre – FEB 9, 2015

The Seaway Seniors Citizens Club, 1010 Guy at Eleventh St. East, has an impressive line-up of activities. I happened to get one of their monthly Newsletters which gives an outline of schedule events such as Line Dancing, Tai Chi, Dominos, Cribbage, Bid Euchre, Exercise, Nordic Walk, Scrabble, Canasta, Darts, Mahjongg, Knit-Wits, Quilting, Upwords, Swedish Weaving,… Continue reading Senior’s Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Seaway Senior Citizens Club & Mt Carmel Treatment Centre – FEB 9, 2015

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Heart & Stroke Month & Tiger Tales – JAN 25, 2015

CFN – February is Heart and Stroke month. The web site , www.heartandstroke.com has valuable information on the signs and symptoms of a stroke or heart attack. It also gives a new way to remember signs of a stroke using the word ‘FAST’: Face: face drooping? Arms: can you raise both arms? Speech: slurred or… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Heart & Stroke Month & Tiger Tales – JAN 25, 2015

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Pesamenteiro & Giant Tiger – JAN 14, 2015

  CFN – One of the things I like about the Giant Tiger Store, besides being a good shopping store, is that on any Saturday when I am in there, there are usually a few kids. Sometimes there are little newborns or toddlers trying to get their parents to pay attention and buy them a… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Pesamenteiro & Giant Tiger – JAN 14, 2015

Seniors Situation by Dawn Ford – Seeing Eye Dogs, Cats, Hospice Needs & Why No Bus Service on Christmas in Cornwall?

  CFN – In 1927, a young man who was blind , Morris Frank, read a story about dogs being trained as guide dogs for blinded WW1 veterans. . According to the Seeing eye Organization website, he wrote to the author of the article asking for help because he was so frustrated with his mobility… Continue reading Seniors Situation by Dawn Ford – Seeing Eye Dogs, Cats, Hospice Needs & Why No Bus Service on Christmas in Cornwall?

Senior Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Christmas Time Literacy & Tartle – DEC 16, 2014

  CFN – The Tri County Literacy Council, which is a community based non-profit organization, offers both community and individual literacy programs. According to their website, they provide to our residents of SD&G free educational upgrading, from Literacy Basic Skills to occupational training courses. They also offer free educational assessments and develop training plans for… Continue reading Senior Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Christmas Time Literacy & Tartle – DEC 16, 2014

Senior’s Situation Room By Dawn Ford – Kudos To Spinners & A Tiger’s Tale NOV 3, 2014

CFN – The Canadian Hearing Society has opened an office at 4 Montreal Road. Some years ago, probably early 90’s, I was on a board with the late Dorris Turner to open a CHS office in Cornwall. It was located for some time in the old HDH Nurses’ Residence on York Street. The building is… Continue reading Senior’s Situation Room By Dawn Ford – Kudos To Spinners & A Tiger’s Tale NOV 3, 2014

Senior’s Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Kudos to Freshco Manager Chris Pierce & Remembrance Day NOV 10, 2014

CFN – With the closing of No Frills at the Square, many seniors living in the area were wondering how they would manage to get groceries. I remember one lady who lived in a Senior’s Residence telling me that she would walk to the Square with her walker and get whatever groceries at No Frills… Continue reading Senior’s Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Kudos to Freshco Manager Chris Pierce & Remembrance Day NOV 10, 2014

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Games We Used to Play as Kids OCT 19, 2014

  One of the great things about being a senior is that you have a lot to reminisce about. A friend Sandra and I started remembering some of our fun as kids growing up in Cornwall. We were at our Tai Chi lesson just before it began. She was commenting on the fact that the… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Games We Used to Play as Kids OCT 19, 2014

Dawn Ford Senior Situation Room – Remembering Dwayne McKinnon & Queen Elizabeth II Visits Cornwall Ontario

CFN – I was browsing through my old photo album where there are mostly pictures of the old high school days at CCVS . I was looking for a photo of Dwayne McKinnon who had been in my classes. I couldn’t remember his nickname and I thought that maybe it would be with one of… Continue reading Dawn Ford Senior Situation Room – Remembering Dwayne McKinnon & Queen Elizabeth II Visits Cornwall Ontario

Senior Situation Room with Dawn Ford – Happy Birthday to Sonny Richard Herrington & Senior Moments

  CORNWALL Ontario – A wonderful senior will be celebrating his 90th. birthday on June 24th. He is a Navy Veteran, Sonny (Richard) Herrington. . Apparently when our Grandfather Herrington first held Sonny for the first time as a baby, Sonny smiled at him, probably with a toothless cute little grin. . My grandfather ,… Continue reading Senior Situation Room with Dawn Ford – Happy Birthday to Sonny Richard Herrington & Senior Moments

Senior Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Special Away Program & Ernie Appleton Gardening

CFN – The Special Day Away Program provided to our community by the Community Outreach Services is offered at the Glen Stor Dun Lodge. It is a program designed to help in the care of a loved one which provides respite time for caregivers as well as support and education for them.   . It… Continue reading Senior Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Special Away Program & Ernie Appleton Gardening

Dawn Ford Seniors Situation Room Celebrating 50 Years at CGH Alumni Dinner

CFN – June is Seniors’ month. A nice way to honour it is to celebrate with some wonderful seniors. There were a lot of seniors at the Legion Friday night celebrating. It was our annual Cornwall General Hospital Alumni dinner. The Class of 1964 celebrated fifty years.   Attending for their class were Doreen Cameron… Continue reading Dawn Ford Seniors Situation Room Celebrating 50 Years at CGH Alumni Dinner

Senior Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Remebering Those We Care For – June 8, 2014

CFN – I happened to be in Martintown recently. I had taken my cat, big big baby Tiger to Shannoncourt Central Bark Center for a bath and had some time to kill while my poor little darling pussycat was under the hose to get rid of excess fur. Looking for a cup of coffee somewhere… Continue reading Senior Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Remebering Those We Care For – June 8, 2014

Senior’s Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Dr. Nat Shah & Saying Grace – May 20, 2014

  CFN – Dr. Nat Shah, a prominent family physician, has been given many awards and accolades over the years since he first came to Cornwall in 1960. He has worked tirelessly for our community, at our local hospitals and for many charities. Last year he received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal. I tease him… Continue reading Senior’s Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Dr. Nat Shah & Saying Grace – May 20, 2014

Seniors’ Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Nyman’s Shoes in Cornwall & Hearing Ear Dogs

CFN – Yogi Berra and Casey Stengel have said some amazing things over the years. Once I thought I had made up a clever quip which would have rivaled any ‘Yogi-isms ‘or ‘Stengeleses’ but I found out Yogi had already thought it up. So much for my ego. I don’t know if Yogi said that… Continue reading Seniors’ Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Nyman’s Shoes in Cornwall & Hearing Ear Dogs

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Thoughts on Medical Marijuana March 24, 2014

CFN -To go to ‘Pot’ or not : that is the question. No offense to our immortal poet but it is the question of the day. Having worked for 14 years at Mount Carmel House Treatment Center in St. Raphael’s, ON which was an Inpatient Treatment Center for Alcohol and Drug Abuse , I am… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Thoughts on Medical Marijuana March 24, 2014

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Seniors Outreach Program Brings Back Memories

CFN – Kudos to Cornwall Transit for providing shuttle transportation on Feb. 15 and 16th, so that people and their families could enjoy the holiday weekend and the Winterfest . Thank you. A wonderful program to assist seniors who are alone is offered by the Glen Stor Dun Lodge through the Community Outreach Programs. Volunteers… Continue reading Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Seniors Outreach Program Brings Back Memories

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