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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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 News

GWSA Strategic Plan: Input by Mar.1

GWSA Strategic Plan: Input by Mar.1

The GWSA Board of Directors is seeking your input on our strategic planning efforts over the last several months. Strategic planning offers a number of benefits to any organization and the GWSA is no exception. A well-crafted strategic plan creates a focused vision or direction for an...

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Vaccine Pre-registration Help

Vaccine Pre-registration Help

Are you in the priority group to receive a COVID-19 vaccination but unsure how to pre-register? No need to fear, Guelph Public Library is here. “That is something libraries do. We help people search out, seek out, navigate and successfully fill out forms on government sites,” said CEO Steven...

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Pre-register: for COVID-19 Vaccine

Pre-register: for COVID-19 Vaccine

Now includes adults 80+.   If you are a member of any of the following groups, you are now eligible to pre-register for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. Please do not register if you are not part of these groups. Eligibility will be checked prior to appointments being booked. Adult 80...

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New Workshops: Feb 25-Mar 5

New Workshops: Feb 25-Mar 5

*Focus on Nature *Open Discussion *Guelph Museums *Foot Care *Immigrant Storytelling *10C Connecting Circles are safe, free opportunities for older adults and seniors in Guelph and Wellington County to virtually connect with people in their community. You can join us as often as you wish! 10C will...

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Evergreen Kitchen: Current Offerings

Evergreen Kitchen: Current Offerings

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...

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You’ve Got Mail: Register by Mar. 31

You’ve Got Mail: Register by Mar. 31

We know that the past year has been particularly hard on everyone, with not being able to see and spend time with family and friends in social gatherings. That’s why we’re inviting our community’s youth to write letters filled with love and encouragement to send to you, our beloved seniors. Would...

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COVID-19: Zones and Restrictions

COVID-19: Zones and Restrictions

Check Our Current Status: COVID-19 response framework. When the province-wide shutdown was announced in January, the government committed to a safe and gradual return to a revised and strengthened COVID-19 response framework (colour-coded zones). Regions are now being phased back into the...

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Return to Level Red: Control

Return to Level Red: Control

Guelph and the rest of the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Unit coverage area moved into the province's Red-Control zone on Tuesday, February 16. The region will stay at level Red-Control for at least two weeks, at which time the situation will be reassessed. The loosening of restrictions...

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Wellness Matters: Feb.-Mar. Webinars

Wellness Matters: Feb.-Mar. Webinars

February-March Workshops: *Feb. 24 Managing Stress Eating *Feb 25. Anger *Mar. 8 Carbohydrate Counting and Diabetes *Mar. 24 Managing Your Money *Mar 25 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Generalized Anxiety Disorder Get all the information and register here:...

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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 enjoying the season and looking forward 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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