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 […]

Cornwall Ontario Guide to Surviving COVID 19 Coronavirus. By Jamie Gilcig 03052020

Cornwall Ontario Guide to Surviving COVID 19 Coronavirus.  By Jamie Gilcig 03052020

I’ve been working on this for nearly two weeks as more info and developments keep occurring. As many who have been following this pandemic know it’s evolving and spreading with confirmed cases as close as Montreal. The biggest hurdle for public safety is that people don’t have to be exhibiting symptoms to be contagious. So […]

80 Year Old Man Injured in S Dundas Fire #OPP 022120

80 Year Old Man Injured in S Dundas Fire #OPP 022120

HOUSE FIRE – ONE PERSON INJURED   (SOUTH DUNDAS,ON) – On February 21, 2020 at 3:20 a.m, Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police officers responded to a residential fire on St Lawrence Street, South Dundas Township. Information was provided that there was a person inside the structure. The person was able to escape the […]

Petition Asking the Gov’t of Canada to Not Place Diamond Princess Passengers @ NAVCAN in Cornwall Ontario – Please share and sign. FEB 18, 2020

Petition Asking the Gov’t of Canada to Not Place Diamond Princess Passengers @ NAVCAN in Cornwall Ontario – Please share and sign.  FEB 18, 2020

Because of a lack of clear information and what is happening to other members of the ship and the risk of this new and unknown virus we the undersigned at the Government of Canada to place those returning to Canada in secure facilities such as the Air Force Base in Trenton (or others in Canada) […]

Canadian Coronavirus Patients from Diamond Princess Cruise Ship to be Moved to Cornwall Ontario a Really Bad Idea 021620

Canadian Coronavirus Patients from Diamond Princess Cruise Ship to be Moved to Cornwall Ontario a Really Bad Idea 021620

By Jamie Gilcig: Where to we start? Coronovirus is scaring the world. With over 70,000 victims of the flu we are just learning about it. For example when SARS hit it was discovered that drain pipes in apartment complexes played a role in the contagion spreading. Moving victims to Bases like Trenton make sense, but […]

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 […]

Seniors Situation Room – By Dawn Ford – Happy 2020!

Seniors Situation Room – By Dawn Ford – Happy 2020!

Editor’s Note: We apologize for the late publication of Dawn’s column due to technical upgrading of the site. The Beek Lindsay Seniors Residence held their annual Christmas Food Drive to benefit the Food Cupboard at Trinity Anglican Church over the Christmas Holidays. In this photo, Pat Marchand is adding some food to the donation box. […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford 2019 Christmas & Hanukkah & CNIB Guide Dogs 121619

Seniors Situation Room by   Dawn Ford  2019 Christmas & Hanukkah & CNIB Guide Dogs 121619

I received a beautiful 2020 calendar from CNIB Guide Dogs. Wonderful photos of the dogs each month. I went on line to read more about this organization. There are three career options for the dogs: Guide Dogs which are partnered with adults with sight loss, Buddy Dogs are partnered with children with sight loss and […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Dental Care for Low Income Seniors 120319

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Dental Care for Low Income Seniors 120319

With dreams of Santa on the way, children are getting excited. I went on line to learn about how this Santa Claus legend first began. It is traced to a benevolent monk born in Patara, near Myra in modern day Turkey, about 270 AD, Saint Nicholas, a fourth century Christian saint of children and sailors, […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Snow, War Amps & Kenny Rogers in Cornwall 111919

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford  Snow, War Amps & Kenny Rogers in Cornwall 111919

On Nov. 11th we had a big snow fall. Luckily it held off until the Remembrance Day ceremonies were over. I had this vague memory of being there as a kid with my class from Central Public. I talked to some seniors and they were talking about the days when they used to go to […]

Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Thanksgiving & Good Music! 102319

Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Thanksgiving & Good Music! 102319

The tenants of Beek Lindsay Seniors Residence have been busy lately. Recently, they had a BBQ. Hot Dogs! Hamburgers! Salads galore and delicious desserts. Organizers were Pat Marchand, Dorenda Dorey and her 103 year young Mother, Edna. They had a big crowd. No wonder, with all that nice food to eat already prepared and no […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Art, Charity, & Thanks for Paramedics 100919

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Art, Charity, & Thanks for Paramedics 100919

Hand washing is paramount now that the flu season will be upon us. I read in a few articles that the problem is that we don’t wash our hands long enough. It was suggested that when washing with soap and good warm water to sing the “Happy Birthday” song – two verses and also to […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Sunday Busing in Cornwall & Riley’s 30th Anniversary of Rob & Ana Curran’s ownership! 092519

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Sunday Busing in Cornwall & Riley’s 30th Anniversary of Rob & Ana Curran’s ownership! 092519

Raymond Cho is our Ontario’s Minister for Seniors. According to a very interesting article in the October issue of Good Times Magazine, he is an energetic 82 year old who says that, “I take my job as a mission.”Minister Cho is from South Korea and has been in Canada about 50 years. He became a […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Alzheimer Month & Tiger Tales! 091119

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Alzheimer Month & Tiger Tales! 091119

The Alzheimer Society is having a month long campaign to fundraise as September 21st is World Alzheimer Day. They are using the “hashtag” #GoBlueForAlz and asking people to wear blue, take a photo and send it to the Alzheimer Society to promote their campaign and help create a welcoming community for dementia. Check out their […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Good Friends – Scouting & Painting TIGER TOO! 082819

Seniors Situation Room  by Dawn Ford – Good Friends – Scouting & Painting TIGER TOO! 082819

Always nice to have a party. Good food. Friends. Laughter. And in some cases recognition of work well done. In this photo are some tenants at the Beek Lindsay Seniors Residence who surprised Claudette Quesnel with a beautiful card and gift in recognition of her volunteer gardening work this year. There were 24 residents at […]

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