The GWSA looks forward to resuming in-person activities. This will be a gradual process, with some activities preparing plans for as early as September. Certain groups, such as Trips, Travel, and Tours, must make arrangements now in order for things to happen months down the road. Ontario’s Chief...
July 22 Update: Please consider getting vaccinated soon while mass clinics are available. Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health is set to close four mass vaccination clinics now that the majority of local residents are vaccinated. University of Guelph’s mass vaccination clinic will close on...
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...
Tuesday, August 3. Free Virtual Workshop. Technology Information and Knowledge Sharing 10:00am - 11:30am EDT via Zoom platform & Dial-in option. Workshop Facilitator: Noor Din, Founder and CEO, Human Endeavour / HOPE Resource Hub SALC Topics covered in this Virtual Workshop: 1) Hands-on...
August 4th – 10am to 11am. Getting the Most Out of Your Healthcare Appointment. Presented by: Maximize Your Health. Your health is important and you are the main member of your health care team. That is why knowing what to do before, during and after your appointment is so vital. This workshop...
TRAVEL IN OCTOBER 2021 – REGISTER IN SEPTEMBER 2021. Thursday, October 07, 2021: A Day in St. Jacobs- Total Cost: Members $25.00 (NON-REFUNDABLE**). Code: 20651 Join us for a visit to the market where you can shop at your leisure or have lunch (not included). In the afternoon we will...
Wednesday, September 8, 2021. A Day in Gravenhurst. Total Cost: Members $56 (NON-REFUNDABLE**) Code: 00020270 Join us as we spend a relaxing 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...
We hope you are doing well, and we'd like to keep in touch! Please check and update your membership information. Sometimes we need to connect with our members, and this can be a challenge when people move and change their addresses, phone number, or email. Occasionally, we like to do a...
The City of Guelph is now in Step 3 of Ontario's Reopening Roadmap. Recreation centres open to the public for transit sales, rentals and drop-in swims Evergreen Seniors Community Centre, Victoria Road Recreation Centre and West End Community Centre are open at 50 per cent capacity for transit pass...
Step Three: Reopening July 16. Ontario is moving to Step 3 of its reopening plan on Friday July 16, five days earlier than planned, allowing for larger indoor and outdoor gatherings, the province said Friday. The move allows for outdoor social gatherings of up to 100 people and up to 25 people...
July 27: Let's Talk About Anger. 1.5 hour webinar: Tuesday, July 27 at 11:30am - 1:00pm EST.This webinar will give you the chance to learn about anger and how it can affect our health and emotional well-being. https://www.guelphfht.com/events/webinar-lets-talk-about-anger/ Want to see more...
Reach out to other seniors to connect with them! This year Parkwood has been working to provide programs that meet the needs of all our community members. We've noticed that many of our seniors are not able to connect with their community with the current COVID risks and restrictions. We'd like to...
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 prepare to launch a gradual reopening for in-person activities in September, 2021.
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.
Programs, Activities, Services
We help enable older adults to be active, involved, make friends and age with dignity.
GWSA Mission Statement