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Seated Yoga: Dec. 1 online

Seated Yoga: Dec. 1 online

December 1 at 10 am. If you have wanted to try yoga but were afraid to lose your balance or stress your joints, here if the perfect class for you! Chair yoga is a great way to get all the benefits of yoga without the worry of getting down on the floor. This session is provided by a certified yoga...

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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

NEW! Check out the menu. Hot meals will be served every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:30 until 1:00pm starting November 1st. Currently Open 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. We are 'rebranding' as Bistro 683. As the City works through COVID protocols, the Evergreen Dining Room has reopened with reduced...

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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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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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GWSA and Community Food Markets

GWSA and Community Food Markets

The Seniors Community Food Market is a weekly “farmers-market” style market at six subsidized housing locations across Guelph. The project aims to increase food access to 300 vulnerable seniors by distributing fresh produce, pantry and hygiene items and providing age-specific education including...

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Book Nook Library: Now Open

Book Nook Library: Now Open

Now open Monday-Friday from 9am-1pm. 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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CSS Story Sharing Workshops

CSS Story Sharing Workshops

‘Those Were the Days,’ a story sharing workshop. Back by popular demand! 8 virtual sessions. Every Friday 1:30pm-2:30pm, Oct 22- Dec 10. Sessions are conducted using zoom, so you can participate from the comfort of your home. No need to worry about the weather. Using personal events and memories,...

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Pick Up Your GWSA Card

Pick Up Your GWSA Card

You are likely still a member! GWSA memberships went 'on hold' on March 20, 2020.  That 'membership clock' restarted September 1, 2021 and your membership renewal date has been extended to provide the number of days you had left after we went 'on hold'. For example, if you old membership card...

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City Programs: Register

City Programs: Register

City of Guelph Programs. Preregister for fall programs (e.g. swimming, fitness classes, and general leisure activities, etc.) by clicking here. Fall recreation programs start Oct. 4. You are encouraged to register online or call 519-837-5699. If you are paying with cash, in-person registration is...

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Vaccination Information

Vaccination Information

Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health has been gradually closing mass vaccination clinics now that the majority of local residents are vaccinated.  Booking information and clinic availability is available below.   WDG Public Health- Clinics Help with Registration: Call the new Vaccine...

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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. Please note that dining room service is not yet operating, and preorder and...

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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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Seniors Connect: Register here

Seniors Connect: Register here

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...

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Grieving With Our Indigenous Friends and Family

Grieving With Our Indigenous Friends and Family

The Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of a residential school experience. Support is available at 1-866-925-4419. For the second time in a month, evidence confirms what some have been accused of trying 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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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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Connecting Circles: Workshops

Connecting Circles: Workshops

The Connecting Circles: Social Change Series is a gathering of intergenerational participants in Guelph and Wellington County to learn, connect and build back better as a community, post pandemic. Each Monday night we will be unpacking a topic of social change within our community – especially...

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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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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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