Be active, get involved, make friends.

 

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

 

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Printed copies of the November Sentinel are now available for pick up at the front desk with proof of membership. Remember to pick up your new membership card, too! 

Visitors must show Ontario Proof of Vaccination* and government-issued identification.  

* Proof of Vaccination is your digital or paper Ontario Vaccination Receipt, or the enhanced Ontario Vaccination Certificate with QR Code. 

GWSA Members: Fall Update

GWSA Members: Fall Update

News of Interest for Members The GWSA Board of Directors has been actively working towards a full resumption of services as the Province reopens. It has been a long road, and we are thrilled to get back to normal and involved with friends. We are working daily with the City of Guelph and are happy...

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Evergreen Restaurant News

Evergreen Restaurant News

NEW! Check out the menu. Hot meals will be served every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:30 until 1:00pm starting November 1st. Currently Open 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. We are 'rebranding' as Bistro 683. As the City works through COVID protocols, the Evergreen Dining Room has reopened with reduced...

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Ontario QR Codes: Available

Ontario QR Codes: Available

Enhanced vaccine certificates with QR codes. Now, you can get a new, enhanced vaccine certificate with a QR code that businesses and organizations can scan using the Verify Ontario app. The enhanced vaccine certificate is an easier and more convenient way to have your proof of vaccination...

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All Details and Requirements

All Details and Requirements

Important Update  October 6, 2021. We are pleased that our initial reopening allowed members to return as soon as possible. The GWSA continues to refine its procedures so that everyone can be actively involved in activities they enjoy. As current legislation prohibits organizations from keeping a...

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GWSA and Community Food Markets

GWSA and Community Food Markets

The Seniors Community Food Market is a weekly “farmers-market” style market at six subsidized housing locations across Guelph. The project aims to increase food access to 300 vulnerable seniors by distributing fresh produce, pantry and hygiene items and providing age-specific education including...

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Book Nook Library: Now Open

Book Nook Library: Now Open

Now open Monday-Friday from 9am-1pm. The Evergreen Seniors Centre 'Book Nook' library has a wonderful collection of fiction and non-fiction books, videocassettes, CDs and DVDs in our Rotary Rotunda. This collection has been made possible through generous donations from our members and the public....

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Festive Holiday Trip: Dec. 5

Festive Holiday Trip: Dec. 5

TRAVEL IN DECEMBER 2021 – REGISTER IN OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2021. Sunday December 05, 2021. FESTIVE HOLIDAY TRIP TO NIAGARA FALLS.  Total Cost:  Members $120.00 Including Tax (NON-REFUNDABLE) Registration begins on Wednesday, October 06. Booking Deadline: November 17, 2021 Code:  00022284   Join us to...

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CSS Story Sharing Workshops

CSS Story Sharing Workshops

‘Those Were the Days,’ a story sharing workshop. Back by popular demand! 8 virtual sessions. Every Friday 1:30pm-2:30pm, Oct 22- Dec 10. Sessions are conducted using zoom, so you can participate from the comfort of your home. No need to worry about the weather. Using personal events and memories,...

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Volunteer Opportunities with GWSA

Volunteer Opportunities with GWSA

The GWSA is currently recruiting for Virtual Volunteers to assist with Committees, Special Events and on the GWSA Board of Directors. The Guelph Wellington Seniors Association (GWSA) is a not-for-profit, charitable organization run by volunteers serving approximately 2,700 members in the...

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Group Leaders Needed

Group Leaders Needed

Some of our Activity Groups need leaders so they can return to play at the GWSA! You might be a current member of the group or simply someone interested in joining and coordinating their activity. Beginners are always welcome. The following groups are looking for leaders: Bid Euchre 6-Handed...

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Register For GWSA Activities

Register For GWSA Activities

Learn More About All GWSA Activities Each Activity Group has its own web page. You can read all their details here: Register for Activity Groups  If you are not a GWSA member, you must first become a GWSA member to register for Activities. To become a GWSA member, you will either have to come in...

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Pick Up Your GWSA Card

Pick Up Your GWSA Card

You are likely still a member! GWSA memberships went 'on hold' on March 20, 2020.  That 'membership clock' restarted September 1, 2021 and your membership renewal date has been extended to provide the number of days you had left after we went 'on hold'. For example, if you old membership card...

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 Publications

The Sentinel Newsletter

Printed copies of the November issue are now available to be picked up at the front desk with proof of membership. The Sentinel, is also 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.  

The Evergreen Centre

This 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.  

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

 

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