WDG residents over age 12 may now pre-register for vaccinations in Phase 3. Ages 60+ (Phase 2) may pre-register for mass vaccination sites for April to June. Those 80+ (Phase 1) may register with immediate appointments available. Many residents who are Phase 3 eligible will likely not be...
The City of Guelph invites your participation in a series of upcoming workshops related to initiatives being considered as part of the and the City’s Solid Waste Management Master Plan (SWMMP). Sessions are currently being planned for late May. For businesses, residents and others with an...
Monday May 10th at 7:00 pm. Our Community Housing Crisis. Join us Monday May 10th at 7:00pm as we discuss Guelph’s Housing Crisis with Gail Hoekstra, Executive Director at Guelph’s Drop in Centre. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/connecting-circles-housing-crisis-tickets-153223855677 The...
Groceries from The SEED is a pay-what-you-choose online grocery store! When you shop at Groceries from The SEED, you help people in your community afford good food. It takes a community to feed a community. The goal is to make Guelph-Wellongton the first community in Canada where everyone has...
May 5 from 10am to 11am. Introduction to Cybersecurity. All about protection for the digital world. You will learn about maintaining confidentiality when using social media, how to protect yourself against scam emails, texts, and phone calls, and some best practices to manage your passwords. If...
Thank you for your interest in contributing to the development of Canada’s National Long-Term Care (LTC) Services standard. The Standards Council of Canada (SCC), Health Standards Organization (HSO) and Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group) are working collaboratively on developing two new...
Guelph Transit is introducing on-demand bus service on May 2 to complement its conventional bus service. The on-demand service moves the City closer to meeting its goals set out in the Strategic Plan priority of Navigating our Future by improving connectivity of the whole transportation system....
Update from Canada's Minister of Seniors, Deb Schulte. I want to share some of the highlights for seniors in Budget 2021, the Government of Canada's plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 and ensure a robust economic recovery that is inclusive of all Canadians. Here are a few of the key...
The Board of Directors is pleased to share the feedback received about our draft Strategic Plan. This is a multi-step process and we believe it is important to provide opportunities for member feedback along the way. The Board and staff worked with a consultant to identify priorities, and...
The GWSA is currently recruiting for Virtual Volunteers to assist with Committees, Special Events and on the GWSA Board of Directors. There are currently no "in-person" volunteer positions at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre. The Guelph Wellington Seniors Association (GWSA) is a...
Bagels, freshly baked bread, frozen home-style meals, and hearty soups! We hope you are enjoying the offerings from the Evergreen Kitchen, now with expanded menu and days. The chef is busy preparing fresh-frozen homemade meals which you can pre-order and pick up. Check out the current menu and...
The Guelph Public Library is offering lots of online events including many intended for adults. Some Upcoming Events for adults include: Garden Harvest and Cleanup, Keep Calm and Carry Yarn, Watercolour Doodles, Conversation Circle, Virtual Book Club: Short Stories and Poetry, Sports Trivia,...
The Sentinel Newsletter
Although printed editions may be on hold for now, the GWSA’s monthly newsletter, the Sentinel, is available online, along with past issues.
This is a great source of information about our Activities and Programs and how to contact people to become involved. The Sentinel team does an amazing job of bringing this all together every month!
GWSA Email Updates
GWSA Email Updates are usually distributed by email around the middle of each month, and sometimes more frequently, to inform members on the latest news.
You can subscribe near the bottom of this page to get news sent directly to your in-box. We think you will find something of interest.
The GWSA Board of Directors reports to its members prior to each Annual General Meeting.
You can learn more about our Activities, Programs and Services, the Board of Directors, and Committees and how you may wish to become involved.
We are always looking for more to help or join in.
Until we can meet again in person,
we wish you the optimism and resilience that comes with each Spring.
There are many encouraging developments to look forward to!
-The GWSA Board of Directors
Welcome to the GWSA
The Guelph Wellington Seniors Association is one of the largest seniors organizations of its kind in Canada, providing diverse programs, activities, and services to Guelph and Wellington County. We are an active participant in the Older Adult Centres Association of Ontario (OACAO), and a member of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce. The GWSA partners with the City of Guelph in the operation of the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre, a state-of-the-art recreation facility. We also operate in other locations, including the West End Community Centre.
Community Support Services (CSS)
A specialized group of GWSA staff and trained volunteers is dedicated to enhancing the lives of many vulnerable seniors. Check out their available services and contact CSS if you or someone you know would benefit from the supports they can provide. From promoting nutrition, exercise, and healthy living to alleviating the effects of social isolation, this important team is here to help.
Over 2,800 Members
Our state-of-the art facility offers an amazing place to gather and participate in a range of programs and services. It includes a large auditorium, kitchen, library, computer lab, Board room, and meeting rooms for activity groups and committees. Hundreds of volunteers make it happen.
Programs for Adults 55+
We offer dozens of activities and programs to promote learning and strengthen our minds and bodies while encouraging social interaction. Activity Groups are open to all GWSA members. We have groups interested in Sports, Crafts & Leisure, Card and Board Games, Active Wellness, and Lifelong Learning.
Our diverse range of services includes the chef’s offerings from the Evergreen Kitchen, personalized Computer Mentoring, our Book Nook library, and much more.
Programs, Activities, Services
We help enable older adults to be active, involved, make friends and age with dignity.
GWSA Mission Statement