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The Guelph Wellington Seniors Association enables older adults to be active, involved, make friends and age with dignity.

 

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 News

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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 Publications

The Sentinel Newsletter

Although printed editions may be on hold for now, the GWSA’s monthly newsletter, the Sentinel, is available online, along with past issues.

This is a great source of information about our Activities and Programs and how to contact people to become involved. The Sentinel team does an amazing job of bringing this all together every month! 

GWSA Email Updates

GWSA Email Updates are usually distributed by email around the middle of each month, and sometimes more frequently, to inform members on the latest news.

You can subscribe near the bottom of this page to get news sent directly to your in-box. We think you will find something of interest.

 

Annual Report

The GWSA Board of Directors reports to its members prior to each Annual General Meeting.

You can learn more about our Activities, Programs and Services, the Board of Directors, and Committees and how you may wish to become involved.

We are always looking for more to help or join in.

Welcome to the GWSA

The Guelph Wellington Seniors Association is one of the largest seniors organizations of its kind in Canada, providing diverse programs, activities, and services to Guelph and Wellington County. We are an active participant in the Older Adult Centres Association of Ontario (OACAO), and a member of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce. The GWSA partners with the City of Guelph in the operation of the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre, a state-of-the-art recreation facility. We  also operate in other locations, including the West End Community Centre.

Community Support Services (CSS)

A specialized group of GWSA staff and trained volunteers is dedicated to enhancing the lives of many vulnerable seniors. Check out their available services and contact CSS if you or someone you know would benefit from the supports they can provide. From promoting nutrition, exercise, and healthy living to alleviating the effects of social isolation, this important team is here to help.  

Over 2,800 Members 

Our state-of-the art facility offers an amazing place to gather and participate in a range of programs and services. It includes a large auditorium, kitchen, library, computer lab, Board room, and meeting rooms for activity groups and committees. Hundreds of volunteers make it happen.

Programs for Adults 55+

We offer dozens of activities and programs to promote learning and strengthen our minds and bodies while encouraging social interaction.  Activity Groups are open to all GWSA members. We have groups interested in Sports, Crafts & Leisure, Card and Board Games, Active Wellness, and Lifelong Learning. 

Our diverse range of services includes the chef’s offerings from the Evergreen Kitchen, personalized Computer Mentoring, our Book Nook library, and much more.  

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Programs, Activities, Services

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We help enable older adults to be active, involved, make friends and age with dignity.

 

GWSA Mission Statement

We hope everyone is greeting the New Year with optimism and anticipation.

There are many encouraging developments to look forward to!

Our goal will be to stay healthy and patient and plan for the time when we can meet safely together again.

 

 –The GWSA Board of Directors

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