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Free  OACAO Workshops- May 25, June 15

Free OACAO Workshops- May 25, June 15

Free webinars are for OACAO Members/Partners and SALC's only. Register at: https://oacao.wildapricot.org/Upcoming-Events  Brief synopsis: 'Health by Stealth': How to Fund and Get a Men's Shed Off the Ground to Enhance Men's Health and Wellbeing Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 12:00pm EDT...

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Albanian Speaker Needed

Albanian Speaker Needed

We received a call from Immigrant Services Guelph Wellington, and they need our help. They are trying to support a senior citizen from Albania who would benefit greatly from having a connection through someone who speaks the language. Immigrant Services has asked if anyone at GWSA speaks Albanian...

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Director Positions: Now Available

Director Positions: Now Available

The past several years have required the board of directors to be agile and flexible during interesting times.  We are thrilled to see members returning to their programs in increasing numbers, while new activity groups and exciting special events are launching. As the June AGM approaches, the...

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AGM- June 21

AGM- June 21

35th Annual General Meeting Members are invited to participate in the 35th Annual General Meeting of the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association to be held on June 21, 2022 at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre.  This will be our first in-person members meeting since 2019.  Registration begins...

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Beans and Beef Study: U of G

Beans and Beef Study: U of G

Older adults (60+ years) are needed for a nutrition study looking at how beans and beef affect appetite The study will involve:• 1 screening visit (30-45 minutes)• 1 study orientation visit (30-45 minutes)• 3 study visits which will each involve:  A 4-hour morning study visit where a breakfast...

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Saturday Social Dances- Evergreen

Saturday Social Dances- Evergreen

Tickets are available now! The Saturday Social Dance is a pilot project of the GWSA (Guelph Wellington Seniors Association) which is looking to provide a social venue for people who love to dance.   FOR WHOM: The dance is open to the public.  Singles and couples are welcome. WHEN: JUNE 25, 2022....

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Self-Management Workshops

Self-Management Workshops

Diabetes, Healthy Feet and You: Thursday June 23 9:30am - 12:00pm, 2 ½ hour virtual workshop. An interactive workshop for people with diabetes to learn more about preventative foot care developed by Wounds Canada. Participants will understand the importance and impact of diabetes on the health of...

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Collingwood Cruise- July 13

Collingwood Cruise- July 13

Wednesday July 13, 2022. Collingwood Cruise. Total cost: Members only - $120.00  non-refundable. Code   27792. Registration starts on Tuesday, May 31st, 2022.   Booking deadline is Monday June 27th (unless sold out before then). Enjoy a relaxing day away as we travel to Collingwood. We will have...

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Niagara Wine and Food- Aug. 2

Niagara Wine and Food- Aug. 2

Tuesday Oct 4th, 2022. Experience Niagara's Wine & Food. Total cost: Members only - $130.00  non-refundable. Code  27896.   Registration starts on Tues Aug 2nd ,2022.  Booking deadline is Fri Sept 16, 2022.   Join us for the day in the Niagara wine region. Our coach will take us directly to...

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Port Dover- Aug. 20

Port Dover- Aug. 20

Saturday Aug 20, 2022. Port Dover Art In the Park & River Cruise. Total cost : Members only -  115.00 including taxes  (non-refundable). Code 27796 Registration starts on July 5th, 2022.  Booking deadline is Aug 2nd, 2022.   Leave: Evergreen Parking Lot:  8:15am   Carousel: 8:30am    Return:...

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In and Around Guelph- Sept. 14

In and Around Guelph- Sept. 14

Wednesday Sept 14th, 2022 Exploring Our Community - A Day in and around Guelph. Total cost: Members only - $90.00 taxes included non-refundable.    Code: 27903 Registration starts on Tuesday, Jul 5th, 2022. Booking deadline is Friday, Sept 2nd, 2022. Experience a day of history, culture and nature...

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June 9- Walk and Flag Raising

June 9- Walk and Flag Raising

JOIN US ON JUNE 9!    June is Seniors Month in Ontario. It’s a time when we recognize our amazing older Ontarians and the contributions they have made in communities across the province. We are planning the June is Seniors Month Walk/Flag Raising for Thursday June 9. The plan is as follows:...

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Gardening for Wellness- May 26

Gardening for Wellness- May 26

The City of Guelph has a new program (partnering with Guelph Enabling Garden) starting up May 26 called “Gardening for Wellness”. Here are the details: Course ID: 27547 Fee: Free Capacity: 12 people Day/Time: Thursdays (10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.) Dates: May 26-June 16 (4 weeks) Target audience: older...

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Royal Botanical Gardens- June 8

Royal Botanical Gardens- June 8

WEDNESDAY, June 08,2022. A Day in The Garden. Total cost: Members only - 96.00 including taxes (non-refundable) Code - 27161 Registration starts on Tuesday, May 3rd , 2022 Booking deadline is Friday, May 20, 2022   Join us for this relaxing day at the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens in...

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Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance!- June 22

Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance!- June 22

Gotta SING, Gotta DANCE!  20th Anniversary Performance- Presented by the Burlington Footnotes Senior Dance Troupe. Burlington Performing Arts Centre Wednesday June 22, 2022. Total cost: Members only - $89.00  including taxes (non-refundable) Code -  27160 Registration starts on Tuesday, May 3rd ,...

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The ABBA Story- May 25

The ABBA Story- May 25

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2022:  The ABBA Story at Bingeman’s Park Total cost: Members only - $84.75 including taxes (non-refundable) Booking Code - 26468 Registration starts: Tuesday, April 5, 2022 Booking deadline: Friday, May 12, 2022 Come and join us as we enjoy the songs and stories that made ABBA...

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Arthritis Services:  Evergreen Centre

Arthritis Services: Evergreen Centre

Do you have questions about arthritis and how it may be affecting you? We invite you to make an appointment with Kristin Dillon. She is an Occupational Therapist from Arthritis Society and she will be returning to the Evergreen Seniors Centre Health Room on the first Thursday of every month...

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Temporary Road Construction

Temporary Road Construction

Construction notice: Woolwich Street closed starting April 25. Speedvale Avenue West to Woodlawn Road West.   About the project The City will be closing Woolwich Street, between Speedvale Avenue West and Woodlawn Road West to allow for the development projects at 710 Woolwich Street and...

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SOS- Transition to Compass

SOS- Transition to Compass

Compass will assume the Seniors Offering Support (SOS) telephone program from the Guelph Wellington Seniors’ Association (GWSA) this April. The free of charge telephone visiting service for isolated seniors will complement Compass’ existing Telephone Support services, which include Distress Line...

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GWSA- COVID Protocols Update

GWSA- COVID Protocols Update

GWSA COVID-19 UPDATE:  GWSA is guided by the requirements of the province, WDG Public Health, and the City of Guelph. In March, the province removed the general compliance rules on masking, physical distancing, and screening. Many of our members continue to wear masks. We ask that everyone respect...

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Vaccine- 2nd Booster Doses

Vaccine- 2nd Booster Doses

Booster Doses for Eligible Populations. Updated: April 6, 2022. WDG Public Health is offering a second booster dose (for most people it will be their fourth dose) to eligible populations and intervals, as listed below. The intent of a booster dose is to increase protection that may have decreased...

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Procedure: If a Close Contact

Procedure: If a Close Contact

Some people wonder what to do if they ‘may have been exposed’ to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. You may hear after spending time in an activity group that someone tested positive on a home antigen test. If you may have been exposed to someone who tested positive, the province recommends...

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GWSA Member Discounts: Apply here

GWSA Member Discounts: Apply here

Fee Assistance in Recreation (FAIR):  The Fee Assistance in Recreation Program (FAIR) can be used to reduce membership dues and program fees by as much as 80%. The GWSA contributes each year to the FAIR program to ensure that our GWSA programs and those offered by the City of Guelph remain...

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CSS: Funding Update

CSS: Funding Update

CSS Funding Update: March 2022.  The Guelph Wellington Seniors Association works with the City of Guelph and agencies like the United Way to offer diverse programs for seniors. As a non-profit association we rely on available funding sources and apply for numerous grants each year. While our GWSA...

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