Twenty-one Frequently Asked Questions about the GWSA,
The Evergreen Seniors Community Centre,
Seniors’ Issues in 2017 and beyond
To begin the process for volunteering with the GWSA, in the Volunteer section, please complete the registration process under Volunteer Application. Once the registration has been completed and sent, someone will be in touch with you regarding your application. See our Volunteer Page for details.
You can donate money to the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association through our Donate Now! page. Simply follow the prompts to complete your donation.
You can also donate books or audio-visual materials to the Library. For more information about book or audio-visual donations , please call the Information Desk at 519-823-1291.
You can go to the Home Page, then scroll down to “Already a Member”. You should be able to find everything there.
You can increase and decrease the font size by holding down the control key (Ctrl) while tapping on the + or – keys. To reset the font to its original size press Ctrl + 0 (that’s a zero!). Another way is to hold down the Ctrl key and use the scroll wheel to change the font size temporarily.
You can have the Sentinel delivered to your address as part of your annual membership fee. Please call the GWSA (519-823-1291) for information on the membership fees. Additional copies of the Sentinel are available at the Front Desk at a cost of $3.00 each + HST.
In addition, the Sentinel can be downloaded here.
The Government of Canada publishes a document entitled Services for Seniors Guide: A Guide to Government of Canada Services for Seniors and their Families , which contains information on federal programs and services directed to seniors.
Health services delivery is a provincial and territorial matter. Each province and territory administers its own health care programs, and these vary from province to province. For more information about health care, home care, health insurance, dental care, eye care, etc., for seniors, contact your provincial or territorial seniors/health ministry.
Ontario: G.A.I.N.S. (Guaranteed Annual Income System)
The Canada Revenue Agency operates a Community Volunteer Income Tax Program. Call 1-800-959-8281 to find one in your area, or check the web site.
There is also a tax specialist who does personal taxes for a nominal charge at the Evergreen. Enquire at the front desk (519-823-1291) for making an appointment during tax time.
The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation has several financial assistance programs for low-income seniors, such as:
The Canada Safety Council offers driver refresher training courses called 55 Alive.
Contact the Canadian Human Rights Commission
You can find information on Ontario’s Health Insurance Plan by clicking here.
Yes, we do rent out rooms or the auditorium for your group or club meetings or special events. Please click here to download a Facility Rental Information Brochure. To download an Evergreen Rental Request Form, click here. Please call the front desk for complete details — 519-823-1291. Ask to speak with Kerry.
Anyone can eat in the Evergreen Restaurant. A GWSA membership is not required.
A recent edition of Canadian Living had an excellent article outlining the steps to take to find a family doctor. Access the article here. You can also take a look at the Family Health Team website. The site lists many doctors in the Guelph area, some of whom are accepting new patients.
Yes, all travellers on GWSA travel trips MUST be members in good standing of the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association.
If you would like to volunteer with the GWSA, please contact Becky MacDonald, Coordinator of Volunteer Services regarding your decision to volunteer with the GWSA. You can ask any questions that you may have this way. You can reach Becky at 519-823-1291 X 2096. Please visit our volunteer page of the website.
Most, if not all courses, quote two rates of participation. There is a member and a non-member cost to join the courses. In all cases, the member rate is lower than the non-member rate.