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The Guelph Wellington Seniors Association enables older adults to be active, involved, make friends and age with dignity.

 

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Transportation Plan Input Requested

Transportation Plan Input Requested

 The City of Guelph is asking for your feedback on the next phase of Guelph’s Transportation Master Plan by February 9. Whether you walk, ride a bike, take a bus, drive a car or use some other form of travel they want to hear from you. Learn more by visiting their updated interactive virtual open...

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Province Issues State of Emergency

Province Issues State of Emergency

The province has issued a stay-at-home order effective Thursday, January 14 at 12:01 am. This is in addition to other new restrictions in response to a doubling in COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks, a looming threat of the collapse of the province's hospital system, and alarming risks posed...

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Meal Pickup- now Monday to Friday

Meal Pickup- now Monday to Friday

Although the restaurant is unavailable for now, the Evergreen Centre chef is busy in the kitchen preparing fresh-frozen homemade meals which you can pre-order and pick up. Cost: Frozen meals are 5 for $25. To Order: Pre-order is required. Choose either chef’s choice of meat/fish, or vegetarian...

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GWSA Peer Learning starts January 11

GWSA Peer Learning starts January 11

The GWSA Peer Learning Group starts Winter Series the week of January 11.  Peer Learning is back and we will be offering three topics starting in January, 2021.  These courses are free for GWSA members, with a two-week free trial available for non-members. The sessions are conducted through Zoom....

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Wellness Matters- Free Webinars

Wellness Matters- Free Webinars

The Guelph Family Health Team's Wellness Matters program continues to offer FREE, interactive webinars focusing on a variety of wellness and mental health topics to our community! You can use the information and tools you learn, to help guide you during these difficult and uncertain times....

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New CSS Manager Appointed

New CSS Manager Appointed

The GWSA Human Resources Committee recently completed its hiring process for a new manager for the GWSA's Community Resource Services (CSS). These staff members provide vital supports to many of Guelph's most vulnerable seniors. We are pleased to introduce Emma Whittaker to the organization. She...

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Vaccines Arrive at WDG Public Health

Vaccines Arrive at WDG Public Health

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health received its first shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, January 5 with a partial day of injections planned for Wednesday, January 6. The full regional vaccine program will begin on Thursday.  Pfizer indicates there was no delay in shipment as...

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New GWSA Website

New GWSA Website

The GWSA has launched a new website as the previous one used some dated software and needed to retire. Most information from the old site has been transferred to the new one, and we have added new elements and improved the functionality. The web theme's font package is one many sites have adopted...

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 Publications

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.

 

Annual Report

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.

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.  

Members

Programs, Activities, Services

Volunteers

We help enable older adults to be active, involved, make friends and age with dignity.

 

GWSA Mission Statement

We hope everyone is greeting the New Year with optimism and anticipation.

There are many encouraging developments to look forward to!

Our goal will be to stay healthy and patient and plan for the time when we can meet safely together again.

 

 –The GWSA Board of Directors

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