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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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HOLIDAY CLOSURE:  Monday, May 23 (Victoria Day)

ELECTION CLOSURES: Tues. May 24-Sat. May 28 Advance Polls (Auditorium only);  Wed. Jun. 1, 5-8 p.m. Election Setup (Auditorium only);  Thurs. June 2, all day: Election (Gym only at Evergreen and WECC)

Seriously? Seniors? June 10

Latest News

Free  OACAO Workshops- May 25, June 15

Free OACAO Workshops- May 25, June 15

Free webinars are for OACAO Members/Partners and SALC's only. Register at: https://oacao.wildapricot.org/Upcoming-Events  Brief synopsis: 'Health by Stealth': How to Fund and Get a Men's Shed Off the Ground to Enhance Men's Health and Wellbeing...

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Albanian Speaker Needed

Albanian Speaker Needed

We received a call from Immigrant Services Guelph Wellington, and they need our help. They are trying to support a senior citizen from Albania who would benefit greatly from having a connection through someone who speaks the language. Immigrant...

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Director Positions: Now Available

Director Positions: Now Available

The past several years have required the board of directors to be agile and flexible during interesting times.  We are thrilled to see members returning to their programs in increasing numbers, while new activity groups and exciting special events...

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AGM- June 21

AGM- June 21

35th Annual General Meeting Members are invited to participate in the 35th Annual General Meeting of the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association to be held on June 21, 2022 at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre.  This will be our first in-person...

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Beans and Beef Study: U of G

Beans and Beef Study: U of G

Older adults (60+ years) are needed for a nutrition study looking at how beans and beef affect appetite The study will involve:• 1 screening visit (30-45 minutes)• 1 study orientation visit (30-45 minutes)• 3 study visits which will each involve:...

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Saturday Social Dances- Evergreen

Saturday Social Dances- Evergreen

Tickets are available now! The Saturday Social Dance is a pilot project of the GWSA (Guelph Wellington Seniors Association) which is looking to provide a social venue for people who love to dance.   FOR WHOM: The dance is open to the public. ...

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Self-Management Workshops

Self-Management Workshops

Diabetes, Healthy Feet and You: Thursday June 23 9:30am - 12:00pm, 2 ½ hour virtual workshop. An interactive workshop for people with diabetes to learn more about preventative foot care developed by Wounds Canada. Participants will understand the...

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Collingwood Cruise- July 13

Collingwood Cruise- July 13

Wednesday July 13, 2022. Collingwood Cruise. Total cost: Members only - $120.00  non-refundable. Code   27792. Registration starts on Tuesday, May 31st, 2022.   Booking deadline is Monday June 27th (unless sold out before then). Enjoy a relaxing...

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Niagara Wine and Food- Aug. 2

Niagara Wine and Food- Aug. 2

Tuesday Oct 4th, 2022. Experience Niagara's Wine & Food. Total cost: Members only - $130.00  non-refundable. Code  27896.   Registration starts on Tues Aug 2nd ,2022.  Booking deadline is Fri Sept 16, 2022.   Join us for the day in the Niagara...

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Port Dover- Aug. 20

Port Dover- Aug. 20

Saturday Aug 20, 2022. Port Dover Art In the Park & River Cruise. Total cost : Members only -  115.00 including taxes  (non-refundable). Code 27796 Registration starts on July 5th, 2022.  Booking deadline is Aug 2nd, 2022.   Leave: Evergreen...

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In and Around Guelph- Sept. 14

In and Around Guelph- Sept. 14

Wednesday Sept 14th, 2022 Exploring Our Community - A Day in and around Guelph. Total cost: Members only - $90.00 taxes included non-refundable.    Code: 27903 Registration starts on Tuesday, Jul 5th, 2022. Booking deadline is Friday, Sept 2nd,...

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June 9- Walk and Flag Raising

June 9- Walk and Flag Raising

JOIN US ON JUNE 9!    June is Seniors Month in Ontario. It’s a time when we recognize our amazing older Ontarians and the contributions they have made in communities across the province. We are planning the June is Seniors Month Walk/Flag...

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Gardening for Wellness- May 26

Gardening for Wellness- May 26

The City of Guelph has a new program (partnering with Guelph Enabling Garden) starting up May 26 called “Gardening for Wellness”. Here are the details: Course ID: 27547 Fee: Free Capacity: 12 people Day/Time: Thursdays (10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.)...

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Royal Botanical Gardens- June 8

Royal Botanical Gardens- June 8

WEDNESDAY, June 08,2022. A Day in The Garden. Total cost: Members only - 96.00 including taxes (non-refundable) Code - 27161 Registration starts on Tuesday, May 3rd , 2022 Booking deadline is Friday, May 20, 2022   Join us for this relaxing day at...

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Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance!- June 22

Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance!- June 22

Gotta SING, Gotta DANCE!  20th Anniversary Performance- Presented by the Burlington Footnotes Senior Dance Troupe. Burlington Performing Arts Centre Wednesday June 22, 2022. Total cost: Members only - $89.00  including taxes (non-refundable) Code...

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 Publications

The Sentinel Newsletter

Learn about our news and events. Members can pick up printed copies at the Evergreen desk. The online version opens into a page-turning format, and you can download a PDF to print or to rotate pages.

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Online Activity Calendar

Find out when groups meet plus other details. This ‘live’ calendar is maintained by the Program Committee. More information about each activity, is available on the Activities Page.

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GWSA Email Updates

GWSA Email Updates are usually distributed around the middle of each month; sometimes more frequently.  You can subscribe near the bottom of this page to get news sent directly to your in-box.

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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.

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 Bistro 683 restaurant, 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.

 

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