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Stay-At-Home Order Begins

Stay-At-Home Order Begins

A province-wide declaration of emergency and a stay-at-home order are in effect as of April 8 at 12:01 a.m for a period of at least 4 weeks. Under the stay-at-home order, people should only leave home for groceries, medical appointments, exercise or essential work. Anyone who can work from home,...

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Vaccine Information: Details

Vaccine Information: Details

WDG residents over age 16 may now pre-register for vaccinations in Phase 3.  Ages 60+ (Phase 2) may pre-register for mass vaccination sites for April to June.  Those 80+ (Phase 1) may register with immediate appointments available.  Many residents who are Phase 3 eligible will likely not be...

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Vaccine Appointments: Register Now

Vaccine Appointments: Register Now

COVID-19 vaccination appointments available now! Over 80? Book your appointment now. Over 60? Pre-register today. Over 55? Selected pharmacies are offering AstraZeneca vaccines now. All vaccines being used are safe and effective. The “best” vaccine is the one you can get right away. The sooner you...

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Emergency Brake: Effective April 3

Emergency Brake: Effective April 3

A province-wide emergency brake is in effect from Saturday, April 3, to continue for at least four weeks. This will help: save lives prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed protect in-person learning and keep children in schools allow for more time to vaccinate Ontarians stop the spread...

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Living with Dementia: April 22

Living with Dementia: April 22

On April 22, the Guelph Family Health Team is offering a 1.5 hour webinar 'Overview of Dementia' at 7:30 pm.  You will learn about dementia, adapting to changes in the brain, and living well with dementia. Care partners may attend with or without a person living with dementia. This is offered...

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Healthy Aging: Free Webinars

Healthy Aging: Free Webinars

April 7 - August 4. Whether you support someone who is aging, or are aging yourself, this series of webinars bring together experts on topics that will be of interest to you. These monthly sessions address some of the everyday challenges we encounter as we age and they are FREE. Sign up for all or...

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Connecting Circles: New Workshops

Connecting Circles: New Workshops

Welcome to Connecting Circles! Starting Monday, April 19, 2021, the 10C group is very excited to launch an upcoming Social Change Series Monday Nights at 7:00pm. The Connecting Circles: Social Change Series will be a gathering of intergenerational participants in Guelph and Wellington County to...

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Library- Curbside Service available

Library- Curbside Service available

Curbside Services at all locations started Saturday, April 3. In response to the Ontario Government’s COVID-19 province-wide shutdown, the Guelph Public Library have temporarily closed all Guelph Public Library locations to the public. All locations offer Curbside Services.  No appointments are...

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Travelling into Canada- Restrictions

Travelling into Canada- Restrictions

Update from Canada's Minister of Seniors, Deb Schulte. With spring upon us, Canadian snowbirds are preparing to return home. Some may have been vaccinated abroad and have questions on whether pre-entry requirements still apply. Although the scientific evidence is clear that the COVID-19 vaccines...

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GWSA Programs and Services- Status

GWSA Programs and Services- Status

The GWSA has suspended face-to-face activities until September 2021, or until Public Health advises us that it is safe to resume.  All GWSA memberships have been automatically extended at no cost to current members. Many GWSA Activity Groups are meeting virtually. The GWSA's Community Support...

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City Recreation Centres: Closed

City Recreation Centres: Closed

Effective Saturday, April 3, 2021 all recreation facilities are closed to the public according to Ontario's COVID-19 response framework: keeping Ontario safe and open. City of Guelph rentals, drop-in or registered fitness classes or programs have been cancelled until May 3, 2021. Recreation...

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GWSA Peer Learning Group: input

GWSA Peer Learning Group: input

During April, the GWSA Peer Learning Discussion Group is inviting your input for its upcoming sessions. You can complete our questionnare on which topics would be of interest to you, and indicate if you might want to participate. These courses are free for GWSA members, with a two-week free trial...

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GPL Virtual Events for Adults: April

GPL Virtual Events for Adults: April

Here are some online events which may interest you: *April 7- Keep Calm and Carry Yarn * Garden Pests, Weeds, and Diseases * April 12- Family Baking Fun * April 13- Preserving Family Photographs * April 21- Sports Trivia * April 27- Watercolour Doodles * April 28- Virtual Trivia. Some Upcoming...

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Vaccine Guidance for Seniors

Vaccine Guidance for Seniors

The National Institute on Ageing (NIA) just released a guidance document titled COVID-19 Vaccines: What Older Canadians Need to Know, authored by Dr. Samir Sinha, Ms. Sabina Vohra-Miller, and Dr. Jennie Johnstone. The document outlines common questions arising among older Canadians regarding...

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National Volunteer Week: Apr.18-24

National Volunteer Week: Apr.18-24

The Value of One, The Power of Many. April 18-24, 2021. The National Volunteer Week theme for 2021, The Value of One, The Power of Many, reflects on the awe-inspiring acts of kindness by millions of individuals AND the magic that happens when we work together towards a common purpose.  This past...

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Evergreen Kitchen: Current Menu

Evergreen Kitchen: Current Menu

Bagels, freshly baked bread, frozen home-style meals, and hearty soups! We hope you are enjoying the offerings from the Evergreen Kitchen, now with expanded menu and days.  The chef is busy preparing fresh-frozen homemade meals which you can pre-order and pick up. Check out the current menu and...

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Donating: Used Phones and Chargers

Donating: Used Phones and Chargers

‘Get Connected’ is a program led by the Guelph Community Health Centre and developed in partnership to help address digital and network access for clients from Guelph Wellington Women in Crisis, County of Wellington and Family Counselling & Support Services for Guelph-Wellington and the Guelph...

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Tax Tips and Free Tax Clinics

Tax Tips and Free Tax Clinics

Through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, community organizations are hosting free virtual tax clinics. Volunteers may be able to complete and file your taxes for free, by videoconference or by phone. Our directory will regularly be updated to include these clinics. If you're planning to...

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New Seniors Delivery Program

New Seniors Delivery Program

Immigrant Services is launching a new delivery service for their senior clients. Seniors who live in Guelph can now order online and have their groceries and medicines delivered to their home by one of their volunteer drivers. For those who do not have devices to use, there is an option in the...

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Royal Botanical Gardens: Workshops

Royal Botanical Gardens: Workshops

Let your mind Grow! Lots of upcoming virtual workshops *Arranging a Bouquet *Needle Felt Paint a Rock Garden * Night Photography * Voices of Birds * Growing Food at Home *  Gardening your Front Yard * Afternoon Tea and Talk * Garden for Monarchs * Bark for Beginners * and lots more!  RBC offers...

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Proposed Retirement Community

Proposed Retirement Community

A mixed-use retirement community intended to allow seniors to age in place is being proposed for the area of Gordon Street and Arkell Road. The facility would have three sections, all of which are interconnected, according to documents filed with the city. The general apartment section in the...

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Wellness Matters: Webinars ’til June

Wellness Matters: Webinars ’til June

Complete Workshop Listing until June, 2021.  *  Managing Your Money * Cognitive Behavioural Therapy * Generalized Anxiety Disorder * Assertiveness * Food and Mood * Managing Anger * Sleeping Well * Calming Strategiew * Emotional Wellness * Mindfulness Get all the information and register here:...

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Guelph Gardening Seminars: Mar.-May

Guelph Gardening Seminars: Mar.-May

March-May, registration is required.   Join the City online this spring for free gardening seminars. The City is working with gardening experts to offer free live, Healthy Landscapes gardening seminars online March-May. Experts will share their tips and tricks for planting beautiful,...

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COVID-19 Vaccine: Help

COVID-19 Vaccine: Help

Call the new Vaccine Registration and Booking Help Line Call 1-844-780-0202 Open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Messages will be answered within 1-3 business days Contact your local Wellington County library Call any Guelph Public Library for assistance. Ask a family member or friend...

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