A province-wide declaration of emergency and a stay-at-home order are in effect as of April 8 at 12:01 a.m for a period of at least 4 weeks. Under the stay-at-home order, people should only leave home for groceries, medical appointments, exercise or essential work. Anyone who can work from home,...
WDG residents over age 16 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...
COVID-19 vaccination appointments available now! Over 80? Book your appointment now. Over 60? Pre-register today. Over 55? Selected pharmacies are offering AstraZeneca vaccines now. All vaccines being used are safe and effective. The “best” vaccine is the one you can get right away. The sooner you...
A province-wide emergency brake is in effect from Saturday, April 3, to continue for at least four weeks. This will help: save lives prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed protect in-person learning and keep children in schools allow for more time to vaccinate Ontarians stop the spread...
On April 22, the Guelph Family Health Team is offering a 1.5 hour webinar 'Overview of Dementia' at 7:30 pm. You will learn about dementia, adapting to changes in the brain, and living well with dementia. Care partners may attend with or without a person living with dementia. This is offered...
April 7 - August 4. Whether you support someone who is aging, or are aging yourself, this series of webinars bring together experts on topics that will be of interest to you. These monthly sessions address some of the everyday challenges we encounter as we age and they are FREE. Sign up for all or...
Welcome to Connecting Circles! Starting Monday, April 19, 2021, the 10C group is very excited to launch an upcoming Social Change Series Monday Nights at 7:00pm. The Connecting Circles: Social Change Series will be a gathering of intergenerational participants in Guelph and Wellington County to...
Curbside Services at all locations started Saturday, April 3. In response to the Ontario Government’s COVID-19 province-wide shutdown, the Guelph Public Library have temporarily closed all Guelph Public Library locations to the public. All locations offer Curbside Services. No appointments are...
Update from Canada's Minister of Seniors, Deb Schulte. With spring upon us, Canadian snowbirds are preparing to return home. Some may have been vaccinated abroad and have questions on whether pre-entry requirements still apply. Although the scientific evidence is clear that the COVID-19 vaccines...
The GWSA has suspended face-to-face activities until September 2021, or until Public Health advises us that it is safe to resume. All GWSA memberships have been automatically extended at no cost to current members. Many GWSA Activity Groups are meeting virtually. The GWSA's Community Support...
Effective Saturday, April 3, 2021 all recreation facilities are closed to the public according to Ontario's COVID-19 response framework: keeping Ontario safe and open. City of Guelph rentals, drop-in or registered fitness classes or programs have been cancelled until May 3, 2021. Recreation...
During April, the GWSA Peer Learning Discussion Group is inviting your input for its upcoming sessions. You can complete our questionnare on which topics would be of interest to you, and indicate if you might want to participate. These courses are free for GWSA members, with a two-week free trial...
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.
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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