Fall-Pushed (Which?)

No wonder folk, seniors like us, “Can’t be bothered”. We are surrounded by eye catching headlines that forecast things like species extinction. Others surround us with equally eye catching headlines saying things like continuation of the same species guaranteed and all the soothsayers on both sides being qualified researchers.

Faced with these conflicting stories I often want to dig deeper but it is equally ok in my opinion to say “Can’t be bothered”, a normal reaction whenever we become confused. So “Can’t be bothered” it often is.

What then about (1) Global Warming. (2) Potable water demand exceeding world supply. (3) Runaway population growth. These are just a few of the eye catchers.

Since none of us residents in Crescent Park Lodge is an accredited research expert we are genuinely confused. Being confused and not having any way out it is easy to understand that we “Can’t be bothered”.

Did she fall or was she pushed?

Farming As Was

A group of residents met to discuss farming in Canada during the twentieth century, the transition from horses working to horsepower in twentieth century petroleum engine powered tractors.

Transition from human and horse power to one with mainly petroleum engine powered tractors but still  plenty of human muscle power.

In the twentieth century we still used manure from farm animals but vastly increased production with manufactured fertilisers and the better seed that became available.

As the century went by so was, for example, there a transition in hay making and storing from  all manual to more mechanised methods a trend that was seen in many agricultural areas such as planting and weeding.

Next month the group will meet to discuss farming of the future and what the industry will do to provide food for people in face of a reduced potable water supply and less more expensive resources such as fertiliser. Not an easy subject for our group as there will have to be much guessing that will involve all our brain power. Oh dear.

Residents Goodbyes

Some Residents will stay here and then pass on. For many their family & close friends will want to hold a vigil and here at Crescent Park Lodge we have the complimentary facilities in place to provide one.

Crescent Park Lodge has an EOL (End of Life) vigil

When needed we provide Family and the closest friends with room & provisions to hold a vigil appropriate to their Christian denomination.

The Home With A Heart.

We offer the use of comfortable chairs, blankets, refreshments & if needed Recreation here can contact the correct denomination to ask for a qualified person to come and administer the Last Rites.

This is a service of Crescent Park Lodge.

The Lodge is pleased to have the EOL program on behalf of Residents here & we do gladly channel donations to EOL as offered.



It’s For The Birds

It was an optimistic group of residents and recreation who met with the intention of adding a bird group now that spring is coming (all pray).

“It’s for the birds” is the name we have given  to the group of residents who will put & regularly fill bird feeders in our garden.

We are hoping to attract a variety of local birds to feed and perhaps build nests nearby this spring.

Included in the feed there will be special nectar for humming birds, a variety we want to watch. We have contacted the humming bird society to make sure we get a good formula for the feed nectar.

In this area, which is close to being the most favourable in all Canada there should be a wide variety of bird species coming, some stay permanently here and others are here seasonally. Spring is the season when birds mate and produce young to be born and grow.

We intend to do well, but whether we do or not we intend to keep posting our progress at key times for you to follow. Wish us luck in this venture.

Residents & Kin Care

Crescent Park Lodge The Home With A Heart

Yes we do.    Here we are well cared for in the Home With A Heart & we care for others.

Some families in the Fort Erie area are without a home, have little food & insufficient clothes.

Without very much to care with ourselves we still care for others in our area & so, although we have little to give we do send  necessities of life to the impoverished.

Residents & their families here respond to the needs of local charities.

Every little helps & local charities need & use well all the help they can get. I am amazed at what we here can do, it shows that we really live by this home’s motto. We can give ourselves a pat on the back!

When local charities appeal we help with clothes, food & any cash we can spare.

Up for the day & Ready,MM MM

The Home With A Heart.

Yesterday after being told that I would not get my regular Monday shower because there would be no shower person another PSW came forward and gave one.

Today a PSW I haven’t had to get me up before came in to get me washed & ready to be up & into my wheelchair all bright & early, in time I add to write this blog before breakfast.

We worked together well, the PSW and I, so here I am busy tapping away & meanwhile wondering what the day will bring,

One more proof that This IS The Home With A Heart.

As all Home Residents know there is nothing to beat starting the day ready for breakfast & in a good frame of mind.

Crescent Park Lodge, The Home With A Heart

Showered. MM-MM

The other day I was told that there would be nobody to give me my regular Monday shower. Oh dear, I do like the showers here.

In these turbulent times when this older lodge is expecting to be replaced I had no shower last Friday.

PSW Monica to the rescue! A last moment volunteer. A caring soul to step in,

This is truly the Lodge With a Heart

So, Shower Mm Mm Mm.