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Linda Jeffrey: Appointed

Linda Jeffrey: Appointed

We are pleased to share that Linda Jeffrey has been appointed as the new Executive Director for the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association. She begins her role with GWSA on January 4, 2022. Linda Jeffrey is an individual who has an established 27-year track record in public service, both at the...

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Medieval Times Trip- Feb. 12

Medieval Times Trip- Feb. 12

Book in January- Travel in February 2022. Saturday February 12, 2022. MEDIEVAL TIMES IN TORONTO.  Total Cost:  Members $111.00 Including Tax (NON-REFUNDABLE) Leave:  Evergreen Parking Lot:  1:45pm   Carousel:  2:00pm   Return:  Approximately 8:00pm Registration Starts: Tuesday, January 4, 2022...

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CSS Programs- Eat Well

CSS Programs- Eat Well

Community Support Services: Eat Well Program Our specialized group of GWSA staff and trained volunteers is dedicated to assisting vulnerable seniors. From promoting nutrition, exercise, and healthy living to alleviating the effects of social isolation, our Community Support Services are here to...

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Book Nook Library: Now Open

Book Nook Library: Now Open

Now open Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm. 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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All Details and Requirements

All Details and Requirements

Visitors to the Evergreen Centre must: -Show their Ontario Proof of Vaccination* and government-issued identification showing name and date of birth. -Provide contact tracing information and read screening signage. * Acceptable Ontario Proof of Vaccination is your digital or paper Ontario...

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Volunteer Opportunities: GWSA

Volunteer Opportunities: 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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Activity Group Leaders needed

Activity 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. Monday Bid Euchre, 6-hand Bid Euchre, Wednesday Euchre, Canasta, Chess...

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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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New: Guelph Carving Group

New: Guelph Carving Group

Guelph Carving Club- est. Circa 1986. This new GWSA group is a well-established wood carving club of mostly seniors (both men and women) operating in the Guelph area for decades. We do carving in the round, like cartoon characters, birds and wildlife, spoons, bowls etc. Other carving techniques...

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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

 Check out the menu. Hot meals will be served every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:30 until 1:00pm.   Currently Open 8:30am-3:00pm. We are 'rebranding' as Bistro 683. Our current menu is available from the home page of the website. Frozen meals are also available for purchase. We have many...

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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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 Publications

The Sentinel Newsletter

Printed copies of the December 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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