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Transportation Plan Input Requested

Transportation Plan Input Requested

 The City of Guelph is asking for your feedback on the next phase of Guelph’s Transportation Master Plan by February 9. Whether you walk, ride a bike, take a bus, drive a car or use some other form of travel they want to hear from you. Learn more by visiting their updated interactive virtual open...

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Province Issues State of Emergency

Province Issues State of Emergency

The province has issued a stay-at-home order effective Thursday, January 14 at 12:01 am. This is in addition to other new restrictions in response to a doubling in COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks, a looming threat of the collapse of the province's hospital system, and alarming risks posed...

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Meal Pickup- now Monday to Friday

Meal Pickup- now Monday to Friday

Although the restaurant is unavailable for now, the Evergreen Centre chef is busy in the kitchen preparing fresh-frozen homemade meals which you can pre-order and pick up. Cost: Frozen meals are 5 for $25. To Order: Pre-order is required. Choose either chef’s choice of meat/fish, or vegetarian...

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GWSA Peer Learning starts January 11

GWSA Peer Learning starts January 11

The GWSA Peer Learning Group starts Winter Series the week of January 11.  Peer Learning is back and we will be offering three topics starting in January, 2021.  These courses are free for GWSA members, with a two-week free trial available for non-members. The sessions are conducted through Zoom....

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Wellness Matters- Free Webinars

Wellness Matters- Free Webinars

The Guelph Family Health Team's Wellness Matters program continues to offer FREE, interactive webinars focusing on a variety of wellness and mental health topics to our community! You can use the information and tools you learn, to help guide you during these difficult and uncertain times....

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New CSS Manager Appointed

New CSS Manager Appointed

The GWSA Human Resources Committee recently completed its hiring process for a new manager for the GWSA's Community Resource Services (CSS). These staff members provide vital supports to many of Guelph's most vulnerable seniors. We are pleased to introduce Emma Whittaker to the organization. She...

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Vaccines Arrive at WDG Public Health

Vaccines Arrive at WDG Public Health

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health received its first shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, January 5 with a partial day of injections planned for Wednesday, January 6. The full regional vaccine program will begin on Thursday.  Pfizer indicates there was no delay in shipment as...

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New GWSA Website

New GWSA Website

The GWSA has launched a new website as the previous one used some dated software and needed to retire. Most information from the old site has been transferred to the new one, and we have added new elements and improved the functionality. The web theme's font package is one many sites have adopted...

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Silver Strummers- New Activity

Silver Strummers- New Activity

 The Silver Strummers Ukelele Group got started last Spring and has received Board of Director approval as a new Activity Group for the GWSA. This is a fun group and the ukelele is an instrument which is relatively easy to learn. You can learn more about this group and how they have managed to...

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Province-Wide Shutdown

Province-Wide Shutdown

A Province-Wide Shutdown will begin Saturday, December 26, 2020, affecting Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph for at least 28 days until Saturday, January 23, 2021. The province is reinforcing that Ontarians should stay at home as much as possible to minimize transmission of the virus and prevent...

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Meal Programs Resume January 4

Meal Programs Resume January 4

Despite the province-wide shutdown, CSS Meal Delivery and the 5 for $25 meal program at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre will resume beginning January 4.  CSS clients may reach out to Audrey Bishop with any questions.  The details for the frozen meal pickup program are as follows:  Cost:...

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Virtual Town Hall with MP Longfield

Virtual Town Hall with MP Longfield

The GWSA is pleased to welcome our MP, Lloyd Longfield, for a Virtual Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, January 13 2021. We await final details from his office. Please continue visiting the website for the latest information about this event and to learn how to submit your own questions! 

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Evergreen Kitchen- Frozen Meals

Evergreen Kitchen- Frozen Meals

Although the restaurant is unavailable for now, the Evergreen Centre chef is busy in the kitchen preparing fresh-frozen homemade meals which you can pre-order and pick up. Cost: Frozen meals are 5 for $25. To Order: Pre-order is required. You may choose either chef’s choice meat/fish, or...

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Guelph Enters Level Red

Guelph Enters Level Red

On Monday December 14, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health moved from level orange/restrict to level red/control in Ontario’s COVID-19 response framework: keeping Ontario safe and open. The earliest the region would be eligible to move back to level orange/control would be January 11, 2021....

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Sparkles in the Park

Sparkles in the Park

The Rotary Club is sponsoring Sparkles in the Park from December 19 through 31 in Riverside Park. Santa will be there from Dec 19 to 23 between the hours of 6 and 8 pm.  This is a drive-thru event and visitors will enter the park through the stone pillars entrance on Woolwich Street and  exit on...

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CMHA Wellness Workshops

CMHA Wellness Workshops

The Canadian Mental Health Association of Waterloo Wellington is offering a number of webinars this month on topics such as stress management, self-care, finding a balance, supporting a loved one, coping with loneliness and the power of mindfulness.  There is something of interest here for many,...

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My COVID-19 Risk

My COVID-19 Risk

Today, the National Institute on Ageing released myCOVIDVisitRisk, an online decision aid designed by Dr. Samir Sinha and a team of experts to assist individuals, families, and friends in considering the risks associated with visiting with others during the COVID-19 pandemic.  "Building on the...

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City – Winter Recreation Programs

City – Winter Recreation Programs

Registration for City of Guelph Winter Recreation programs is now open.  Offerings include swimming, skating, fitness and leisure activities.  Review the available programs and then register online using recenroll.ca or by calling 519-837-5699.  If you are paying with cash, in-person registration...

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Finding the Balance – Webinars

Finding the Balance – Webinars

Register for Find the Balance Webinars  We are hosting our third webinar on December 14th. Our special guest is Linda Hasenfratz, CEO of Linamar, Guelph and appointee to the Ontario COVID- 19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force. Register at this link:...

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New Local Publication

New Local Publication

The pandemic has cut some seniors off from their community, and without access to technology, transportation or social gatherings, more are reporting feelings of loneliness and isolation.  The magazine provides phone numbers for many services. Mindful for Older Adults is a mini magazine focused on...

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City Recreation Centres

City Recreation Centres

The City of Guelph has reopened recreation centres for some of their programs with social distancing measures in effect. The GWSA has suspended its face-to-face programs until September 2021 or until seniors programs can resume safely. In the interim, many Activity Groups are meeting virtually.

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Dinners for Pick Up from Evergreen

Dinners for Pick Up from Evergreen

Although the restaurant is unavailable for now, the Evergreen Centre chef is busy in the kitchen preparing fresh-frozen homemade meals which you can pre-order and pick up. Cost: Frozen meals are 5 for $25. To Order: Pre-order is required. You may choose either chef’s choice meat/fish, or...

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Guelph Waste Management : Survey

Guelph Waste Management : Survey

Recent additions to our project tile in Have Your Say Guelph include a new StoryMap, an online version of what would have been a public open house information session, the direct link to which is https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/d2d3ac05b49c4d22aee5c50f3bc72750 .  Public Survey #1 is also...

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Resources: Suicide Awareness Council

Resources: Suicide Awareness Council

* You can download this resource here for printing Telephone Support HERE 24/7 Waterloo- Wellington— 1-844-437-3274   TTY - 1-877-688-5501 This service is a 24 hour, 7 days a week service for support with mental health and addictions and crisis services. Trained staff will listen to you to...

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Bulk Barn-Call ahead service

Bulk Barn-Call ahead service

To minimize potential contact, you can now call your order in to your preferred location; process your payment over the phone using a credit card or Interac email money transfer; and pick up your order. Be sure to mention you’re a GWSA member for a 10% discount on regularly priced items every day....

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Members: Seniors Days at Bulk Barn

Members: Seniors Days at Bulk Barn

For years, Bulk Barn has offered a Seniors Day discount every Wednesday. Anyone over 65 years of age enjoyed a 10% discount on regular-priced merchandise. Now, Bulk Barn locations in Guelph are offering this 10% discount every day for all GWSA members. Show your GWSA membership card to take...

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