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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We are making your return as easy as possible! 

1. Pick up your new GWSA membership card.

2. Register for your activities in RecEnroll. 

Everyone entering the Evergreen Centre is now required to: 

3. Show their Ontario Proof of Vaccination* and government-issued identification.  

4. Provide contact tracing information.  

*Due to new regulations, the GWSA IPP ACCESS card cannot be accepted as Proof of Vaccination.

 News

City of Guelph: POV required

City of Guelph: POV required

To comply with new regulations and enter the Evergreen Centre, the City of Guelph now requires: presentation of your Ontario Proof of Vaccination and government-issued identification,  completion verbal COVID-19 screening, and providing contact tracing information. Due to new regulations, the GWSA...

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All Details and Requirements

All Details and Requirements

Get Ready to Return:1: Complete the Waiver and provide Proof of Vaccination:  To help activities get started in early September, the IPP ACCESS Card was  provided to those who completed the GWSA COVID-19 Liability Waiver and provided Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination.  This allowed Activity Groups to...

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Technology Workshop: Oct. 5

Technology Workshop: Oct. 5

Technology Information and Knowledge Sharing Virtual Workshop - Part 8 Tuesday, October 5, 2021 10:00 am - 11:30 am via Zoom & Toll free Workshop Facilitator: Noor Din, Founder and CEO, Human Endeavour / HOPE Resource Hub SALC 1) How to evaluate and select home internet package? 2) Common cell...

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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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GWSA Trip to St. Jacobs: October 7

GWSA Trip to St. Jacobs: October 7

TRAVEL IN OCTOBER 2021 – REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 24. Thursday, October 07, 2021:   A Day in St. Jacobs- Total Cost:  Members $25.00 (NON-REFUNDABLE**).   Code:  20651 Bookings close September 24, 2021  Join us for a visit to the market where you can shop at your leisure or have lunch (not...

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Book Nook Library: Now Open

Book Nook Library: Now Open

Now open Monday-Friday from 9am-1pm. This is an in-person activity which requires presentation of a GWSA IPP ACCESS Card for entry. The Evergreen Seniors Centre library has a wonderful collection of fiction and non-fiction books, videocassettes, CDs and DVDs in our Rotary Rotunda. This collection...

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Evergreen Kitchen: Update

Evergreen Kitchen: Update

As the City works through COVID protocols, efforts are being made to re-open the Evergreen Dining Room for limited to-go and frozen meal sales on September 23rd. As we are responding to Public Health and Provincial regulations, this date is subject to change. Please check this page regularly for...

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Digestive Health: Webinar

Digestive Health: Webinar

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EST. Managing Your Digestive Health webinar. Presenter: Kelsey Cheyne, Canadian Digestive Health Foundation. The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation (CDHF) is Canada's trusted resource on digestive health. Committed to providing useful, up-to-date...

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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' restarts 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 shows...

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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.  

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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Programs, Activities, Services

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

 

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