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Jennifer A. Jilks
Jennifer A. Jilks
Works at Community Home Support Lanark County
Attended University of Toronto
Lives in Perth, Ontario
What we need to remember is that there are 7 BILLION people on earth. Look to your right and your left, and you will see some pretty amazing human beings. Look at the volunteer firefighters, from 11 different fire halls, who helped us dodge a bullet last week. Also, look in the mirror!
After sitting with my client on Sunday, I needed to depressurize. I stopped at Motts Mills on the way home. They have refurbished their dam, with our tax dollars, as well as money donated by Ducks Unlimited. The land was first donated in 1991. They have created a path out to where the dam used ...
On a trip to Smiths Falls, January 23rd, I noticed that the lovely masonry post had been smucked by the snow plow operator. So sad. It has a plaque, dating 1991, when it was erected. If you've ever sat on a committee, you know how hard these things are to accomplish! I have eschewed committee ...
Some rain has saved the flora and fauna. The water table is still low, but we've had some rain, a little every other day or so, which is normal for June and July! Posted by Jennifer A. Jilks at 06:24. Labels: backyard, flowers, front yard, goldfish pon ...
Stewart Park Music Festival => July 14 - 17! It was packed. We parked in the community, on a back street, although they did have shuttles at a couple of places around. The streets were very busy! The couple on the bike probably should have chained it up somewhere. Just sayin'.
You'll recall my last (2nd) paint and sip: Paint Party Friday. I added some details. Probably overdid it, but it was fun! My 2 grandies in the boat, a fire, a butterfly and castle. I prefer the sharpies and small markers for the details. My first effort: I did some painting!
Before.... We?have to lay all these?... Leveling the playing field... If you can't play nicely with other sod... The 'Sod' Whisperer... Ta Da!!!.... Shout out to Manderley and Lowes
Monument to women murdered by violence. This is the first time I've seen the monument. It is a powerful, strong message for the community, as well as a message to the public. I sent the kids, and they took some photos for me. Violence against women has been of particular concern to me, ...
Cyclists were driving like mad June 12th. It's really bad for tourism. We shop in Smiths Falls, rather than Perth in these situations. ~~~~~~~~~. Water incidents are up to 6 deaths in 2016. Boating is risky, with water craft using the lakes as a Nascar track. Too many kids aren't wearing life ...
The goldfish are doing well, we counted 8, so we might have our 10 still. The bugs are horrid, a horsefly joined me on the back deck. It hid up above, and moved out of view as I photographed it from my chair. Weird little thing. It was right beside the butterfly chrysalis.
retired teacher, blogger, hospice volunteer
BLogging, photography, gardening, tropical fish care, senior healthcare advocate.
- Community Home Support Lanark Countyhospice volunteer, 2010 - present
- OCDSB, NNDSB, OBE, CBEspecial ed teacher, 1981 - 2006
- Hospice Muskokahospice volunteer, 2009 - 2010
Toronto - Ottawa - Bala, Ontario - Toronto - Manotick, Ontario - Osgoode, Ontario - North Gower, Ontario - Nepean, Ontario
Author: Living & Dying With Dignity; A daughter's journey
An educator, leader and lifelong learner, Jennifer is an avid reader, writer and blogger. She has developed expertise in working with a wide range of professionals in education and health care. This has helped her negotiate with medical staff while advocating for her parents. She have served on several Boards of Directors. She holds a degree in Early Childhood Education, also, a B.Ed. and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Technology, with experience teaching students from Junior Kindergarten to grade 8, and a Special Education Specialist, she worked with many special needs students. She has delivered workshops to peers, and lectured on a part time basis at the University of Ottawa to student teachers.
Gave palliative care to my parents, while teaching gr. 8 male anger management students. Now a hospice volunteer.
- University of TorontoM. Ed. Curriculum, 1995 - 1999
- University of OttawaFaculty of Education, 1980 - 1981
- Ryerson UniversityEarly CHildhood Education, 1975 - 1979