GWSA Announcements


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May 2020

Shopping for Seniors—free service

Try this free shopping and delivery service for seniors needing help with groceries. Available to seniors who live in Guelph, with a valid credit card Shopping and deliveries are Monday & Tuesday evenings Email info@unitedwayguelph.com to confirm a night Then, email shopping list by noon the day prior to delivery day Shopping is done at Zehrs on Eramosa.  Volunteers will try to fulfill the items...

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20

May 2020

How has Your Experience been with COVID-19?

Researchers based at the University of Toronto Mississauga are conducting a survey about Canadians’ experiences with and perceptions of COVID-19. They welcome your participation in the survey by following this link: https://s.surveyplanet.com/TycAd5R2r. This research has been approved by the University of Toronto Research Ethics Board, is anonymous, and there is a chance to win a $50 gift card. If you have any questions or concerns,...

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03

May 2020

COVID-19 Resource Round-Up—from the Suicide Awareness Council

https://www.sacwd.ca/ ** You can download this resource here for printing Telephone Support HERE 24/7 Waterloo- Wellington— 1-844-437-3274   TTY – 1-877-688-5501 This service is a 24 hour, 7 days a week service for support with mental health and addictions and crisis services. Trained staff will listen to you to understand what you need and work with you to get you connected to services and supports. Call...

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30

Apr 2020

The SEED is Responding to COVID-19

The SEED, a project of Guelph Community Health Centre, is responding to COVID-19 by scaling an Emergency Food Home Delivery program to support 10,000 community members. Do you need food or know someone who does? Would you like to donate money? Seniors should stay home to stay safe. However, we can still support this ambitious project. Visit https://www.theseedguelph.ca/homedelivery or call 519-821-6638 x 317 for more information.


20

Apr 2020

Let’s All Cheer for all GWSA Volunteers

Let’s make sure Canada’s almost 13 million volunteers receive a well-deserved round of applause. It’s National Volunteer Week, please join @VolunteerCanada as we celebrate volunteers and all they do for our communities. #NVW2020 #CheersToVolunteers. With over 2,900 members and almost 500 volunteers, the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association is one of the largest organizations of its kind in Canada. We have a straightforward mission… “To enable...

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09

Apr 2020

Guelph General Hospital Requests Homemade Masks and Caps

Guelph General Hospital Foundation has issued a challenge to those who sew. They are seeking cloth face masks for approved visitors who enter GGH as well as their discharged patients. You can drop off completed masks at Linamar on Woodlawn Rd W or McTague Street. Visit the GGH Foundation Sewing Mask Challenge web page for more detailed instructions about how to participate. Some GGH employees...

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09

Apr 2020

Update: Thursday April 9 at 10:30 pm

Canada’s chief public health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam does not recommend the wearing of face masks in public. Referring to her advice as “permissive”, she indicates that masks add an extra layer to protect others, as the wearer may be contagious while showing no symptoms. She advises their use in settings where maintaining social distancing is difficult as when getting essentials or taking public transit....

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