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IDPD

IDPD

Friday, December 2 - noon United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities Location: Guelph City Hall – Market Square Total cost: FREE to all GWSA MEMBERS The United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) falls on December 3rd each year, with the aim at...

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Indoor Walking Club

Indoor Walking Club

Wednesdays,  10:45am to 11:45am Indoor Walking Club Location: Guelph Sports Dome (375 College Ave West) Total cost: FREE to all GWSA MEMBERS Course ID: 31521 Register online (preferred): Sign up for a RecEnroll account with the City of Guelph: ...

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Medieval Times Dinner and Show

Medieval Times Dinner and Show

         WHEN:      Saturday, January 21st, 2023          TIME:        2:00pm;  2:15pm at the Carousel          RETURN:  8:00pm          COST:       $115 incl. HST (non-refundable) Registration starts on Tues Nov 29th , 2022 -Booking deadline is Wed Jan 4, 2023  An Epic Tournament Like No...

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Grand Christmas Mystery Tour

Grand Christmas Mystery Tour

Saturday, December 17th, 2022. GRAND CHRISTMAS MYSTERY TOUR Total cost: Members only - $112.00  non-refundable. Registration starts on Tue Nov 1st, 2022.  Booking deadline is Fri Dec 2nd, 2022.   Please bring a sandwich/salad/snack for your supper as we will not be stopping on the way home. The...

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BINGO at the Evergreen Center

BINGO at the Evergreen Center

GWSA presents BINGO at the Evergreen Center When: Wednesdays Time: Doors open @ 2:00pm Where: Room 4 Cost: $15/book - 11 games   Bingo is often popular because it’s fun and doesn’t require difficult movements. However, it provides more benefits than just simple amusement. Playing this game...

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New OACAO Workshops

New OACAO Workshops

  The GWSA is a member of OACAO. Here are some upcoming workshops you can participate in this September. You can get all the information and register at:  https://oacao.wildapricot.org/Upcoming-Events     Nov 22nd - 10-11am  -   The Women’s Age Lab and Why It Matters Women’s Age Lab is the...

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Saturday Social Dances- Evergreen

Saturday Social Dances- Evergreen

Tickets are available now! The Saturday Social Dance is a 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. WHERE: The auditorium at the...

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Trips, Travel, & Tours

Trips, Travel, & Tours

The GWSA offers a great variety of day trips and tours planned by our committee of volunteers, and catering to the interests of our senior community. These trips are available to all GWSA members for a nominal fee. Most trips are by deluxe coach which may include washroom facilities, and the...

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Book Nook:  Library Automation

Book Nook: Library Automation

Book Nook now Automated! The library volunteers have automated the library by scanning the entire Book Nook collection into our new "libib" software. This will be very useful to members! The board approved the conversion which uses wireless bluetooth bar code scanning to record each item in the...

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GWSA Website- updates

GWSA Website- updates

We continue to make improvements to the latest GWSA website that relaunched in 2020.  In June 2022, new drop-down submenus were added to make it easier to locate what you need  There is now a live online Activity Calendar A 'Book Nook' link to Libib lets you explore the entire library collection...

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Out on the Shelf- Survey

Out on the Shelf- Survey

The City of Guelph and Out on the Shelf are looking to start a program for older adults (55+) that identify as part of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. They have indicated that they would greatly benefit from feedback and suggestions to assist them in developing this program, and would love your support in...

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Current Requirements

Current Requirements

GWSA is following the province, City of Guelph, and WDG Public Health. June 11, 2022:  Provincial mandates have been lifted for most public settings. Masks are still recommended for public transit and health-care facilities. Individual organizations and businesses continue to have authority to...

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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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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 Member Discounts: Apply

GWSA Member Discounts: Apply

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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Rug Hooking: New Group

Rug Hooking: New Group

The GWSA has approved a new activity group. You may be interested in this fun opportunity to meet new people and learn a fascinating and useful skill! Traditional rug hooking is both an art & a craft where rugs, wall hangings & many different types of decorative and functional objects are...

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Canada: Services for Seniors

Canada: Services for Seniors

Employment and Social Development Canada is looking to extend the reach of the Government of Canada inter-departmental Services for Seniors outreach campaign. The campaign will help inform Canadian seniors and their caregivers about the variety of programs and services available to them from the...

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Fun Online Activities

Fun Online Activities

If you are finding time long on your hands, you might want to try some links from our "Activities for Mind and Body" collection.  We have been building this series of web links over the past couple of years, and some incredible content is available. You can take a relaxing walk through the...

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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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Treasure Chest Gift Shop

Treasure Chest Gift Shop

Visit the shop and choose from an assortment of items lovingly hand-crafted by volunteers from the GWSA’s Quilting Group and Friday Craft Group. Please pay for your purchases (cash, credit or debit cards) at the Front Desk. Our GWSA artists primarily use fabric and yarn donated by the community so...

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Book Nook Library

Book Nook Library

Usual Hours are Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm. 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...

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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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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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