The GWSA Board of Directors looks forward to being able to resume in-person activities later this year. The Board has made two decisions surrounding in-person play: to require that participants of in-person activities and events provide Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination; and to require that...
Individuals who received a first dose from WDG Public Health on or before May 9 will receive an email or text from Public Health with booking instructions. Appointment invitation emails or text messages will be sent between Monday June 14 and Friday June 18. Please check your junk/spam folders. If...
Wednesday, September 8, 2021. A Day in Gravenhurst. We will start our visit by dropping off at the Muskoka Wharf. There you will be able to have lunch or an ice cream at one of the many restaurants (not included), visit the Farmers’ Market, walk the boardwalk, or possibly book a one hour cruise...
For June 21, 2021, The City of Guelph and Guelph Museums are partnering to run virtual National Indigenous Peoples day to recognize First Nations, Inuit and Metis Peoples. This free event showcases the rich culture and unique heritage through music, dancing, drumming and culinary demonstrations....
Lyon Pool will open for swims starting weekends on June 19, and daily beginning June 26. Lyon Pool will be free of charge and no reservation/booking is required. A maximum of 50 people per swim session will be allowed. Swimmers will come dressed ready to go in the pool as there is no access to...
Each year at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) the members determine who will serve on the GWSA Board of Directors for the next year. At the 2021 AGM on June 8, the board expressed its appreciation to Athar Khan as he completed his term for contributing his time and skills over the years. Members...
Please join the Older Adult Centres' Association of Ontario (OACAO) on Wednesday, June 23rd at 11 am as we host a Virtual Town Hall with Hon. Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility and Daisy Wai, MPP. Hear remarks from Hon. Raymond Cho and MPP Daisy Wai. Learn from a volunteer about...
Monday June 21st at 7:00pm – White Privilege and Becoming Co-conspirators. Join 10C and community member Brendan Johnson, as we unpack our own privilege, conscious and unconscious biases and how we can better understand our role in perpetuating systemic oppression and colonization. The people...
The Waterloo Wellington Older Adult Strategy (WWOAS) offers a series of workshops we think may be of interest to GWSA members. Some of the upcoming sessions include * Healthy Aging * Protecting and Empowering *. Get all the information and register here: Healthy aging: Small steps lead to...
June 25-September 3. After a year without Tea ‘n’ Tales, the Guelph Guild of Storytellers and Guelph Enabling Garden are bringing it back with an online event called VirtualiTea ‘n’ Tales. While performances may look different this year without the garden backdrop, residents will be able to enjoy...
What's Happening at the Evergreen Centre? While in-person activities have been on hold, the City of Guelph has been using the opportunity to make many updates and improvements at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre. Many are patiently looking forward to our return to the site, and it is...
Vaccination is one of the most effective ways to protect your health. Vaccines work with the body's natural defences to develop protection against a disease. COVID-19 vaccines provide instructions to your body's immune system to recognize and fight off the virus that causes COVID-19. Free vaccines...
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.
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.
We extend thanks to all the GWSA volunteers for keeping members connected and involved,
as we plan ahead for reopening when it is safe to do so.
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