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Resuming In-Person Activities: GWSA

Resuming In-Person Activities: GWSA

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...

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Vaccine Information: Details

Vaccine Information: Details

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...

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GWSA Trips, Travel, and Tours

GWSA Trips, Travel, and Tours

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...

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Virtual National Indigenous Peoples Celebration

Virtual National Indigenous Peoples Celebration

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....

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Free Senior Swim: Lyon Pool

Free Senior Swim: Lyon Pool

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...

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GWSA Board of Directors: Elected

GWSA Board of Directors: Elected

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...

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OACAO Town Hall: June 23

OACAO Town Hall: June 23

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...

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Connecting Circles: Workshops

Connecting Circles: Workshops

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...

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WWOAS Workshops: Register

WWOAS Workshops: Register

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...

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VirtualiTea ‘n’ Tales: Storytelling

VirtualiTea ‘n’ Tales: Storytelling

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...

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Evergreen Updates & Improvements

Evergreen Updates & Improvements

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...

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Canada: COVID-19 Vaccine Facts

Canada: COVID-19 Vaccine Facts

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...

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Seniors Bike Wise Program: Register

Seniors Bike Wise Program: Register

Earlier this year, the City of Guelph Recreation Department submitted a grant application through the New Horizons for Seniors Grant for our proposed Bike Wise program and have been notified that we have been successful in our ask. The goal outlined in the grant application is to create...

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Guelph: Cooling Centres Open

Guelph: Cooling Centres Open

Three cooling centres across Downtown Guelph are available for those wanting to catch a break from the heat. The Royal City Mission, The Drop In Centre and the Guelph City Hall lobby are all offering cooling spaces for people to cool down during the summer heat. As the warm weather started at the...

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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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GWSA: Annual General Meeting

GWSA: Annual General Meeting

The GWSA held its Annual General Meeting via Zoom on June 8. If you wish to review the meeting information package, or the presentation, all of the documents are provided here. You can also take this opportunity to update your information on file so we can connect with you as needed.This event has...

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June is Seniors’ Month

June is Seniors’ Month

This month the GWSA extends special thanks to Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, who have been quickly and efficiently making sure that seniors are an important priority for COVID-19 vaccines. As rules begin to relax and we are able to gather with friends and family, we encourage all to...

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Ontario: Step One Reopening

Ontario: Step One Reopening

The province started economic reopening on Friday, June 11.   Limited outdoor dining, outdoor fitness classes, outdoor religious services and camping resume under the first step of the plan. Outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people are also permitted and more retail businesses can open for in-person...

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Healthy Aging:  Appointment Advice

Healthy Aging: Appointment Advice

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 will...

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Stay-at-home Order ends

Stay-at-home Order ends

Updated June 7. Ontario's Stay-at-home order was lifted June 2, but some other public health measures were left in place. The order enacted in April asked residents to only leave home for reasons deemed essential like exercise, grocery shopping or seeking health care. As of June 2, that rule was...

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Ontario: Roadmap to Reopen

Ontario: Roadmap to Reopen

Updated June 7. The Ontario government has released its three-step plan to safely and cautiously reopen the province and gradually lift public health measures based on the provincewide vaccination rate and improvements in key public health and health care indicators.Based on current trends in key...

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Federal Government: Seniors

Federal Government: Seniors

Update from Canada’s Minister of Seniors, Deb Schulte. Seniors across Canada tell me they are worried about their financial security and outliving their savings. Some older seniors share how their lives and needs have changed as they have aged—and so has their financial situation. In Budget...

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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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New Horizons for Seniors Grant

New Horizons for Seniors Grant

On Monday, May 17, Lloyd Longfield announced that nine seniors organizations in Guelph received funding from the New Horizons for Seniors Program. Local awards totalled $176, 657 and that included $25,000 for the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association’s project designed to Deliver Seniors...

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