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GPL Virtual Events for Adults: April

GPL Virtual Events for Adults: April

Here are some online events which may interest you: *April 7- Keep Calm and Carry Yarn * Garden Pests, Weeds, and Diseases * April 12- Family Baking Fun * April 13- Preserving Family Photographs * April 21- Sports Trivia * April 27- Watercolour Doodles * April 28- Virtual Trivia. Some Upcoming...

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Vaccine Guidance for Seniors

Vaccine Guidance for Seniors

The National Institute on Ageing (NIA) just released a guidance document titled COVID-19 Vaccines: What Older Canadians Need to Know, authored by Dr. Samir Sinha, Ms. Sabina Vohra-Miller, and Dr. Jennie Johnstone. The document outlines common questions arising among older Canadians regarding...

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National Volunteer Week: Apr.18-24

National Volunteer Week: Apr.18-24

The Value of One, The Power of Many. April 18-24, 2021. The National Volunteer Week theme for 2021, The Value of One, The Power of Many, reflects on the awe-inspiring acts of kindness by millions of individuals AND the magic that happens when we work together towards a common purpose.  This past...

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Evergreen Kitchen: Current Menu

Evergreen Kitchen: Current Menu

Bagels, freshly baked bread, frozen home-style meals, and hearty soups! We hope you are enjoying the offerings from the Evergreen Kitchen, now with expanded menu and days.  The chef is busy preparing fresh-frozen homemade meals which you can pre-order and pick up. Check out the current menu and...

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Donating: Used Phones and Chargers

Donating: Used Phones and Chargers

‘Get Connected’ is a program led by the Guelph Community Health Centre and developed in partnership to help address digital and network access for clients from Guelph Wellington Women in Crisis, County of Wellington and Family Counselling & Support Services for Guelph-Wellington and the Guelph...

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Tax Tips and Free Tax Clinics

Tax Tips and Free Tax Clinics

Through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, community organizations are hosting free virtual tax clinics. Volunteers may be able to complete and file your taxes for free, by videoconference or by phone. Our directory will regularly be updated to include these clinics. If you're planning to...

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New Seniors Delivery Program

New Seniors Delivery Program

Immigrant Services is launching a new delivery service for their senior clients. Seniors who live in Guelph can now order online and have their groceries and medicines delivered to their home by one of their volunteer drivers. For those who do not have devices to use, there is an option in the...

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Royal Botanical Gardens: Workshops

Royal Botanical Gardens: Workshops

Let your mind Grow! Lots of upcoming virtual workshops *Arranging a Bouquet *Needle Felt Paint a Rock Garden * Night Photography * Voices of Birds * Growing Food at Home *  Gardening your Front Yard * Afternoon Tea and Talk * Garden for Monarchs * Bark for Beginners * and lots more!  RBC offers...

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Proposed Retirement Community

Proposed Retirement Community

A mixed-use retirement community intended to allow seniors to age in place is being proposed for the area of Gordon Street and Arkell Road. The facility would have three sections, all of which are interconnected, according to documents filed with the city. The general apartment section in the...

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Wellness Matters: Webinars ’til June

Wellness Matters: Webinars ’til June

Complete Workshop Listing until June, 2021.  *  Managing Your Money * Cognitive Behavioural Therapy * Generalized Anxiety Disorder * Assertiveness * Food and Mood * Managing Anger * Sleeping Well * Calming Strategiew * Emotional Wellness * Mindfulness Get all the information and register here:...

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Guelph Gardening Seminars: Mar.-May

Guelph Gardening Seminars: Mar.-May

March-May, registration is required.   Join the City online this spring for free gardening seminars. The City is working with gardening experts to offer free live, Healthy Landscapes gardening seminars online March-May. Experts will share their tips and tricks for planting beautiful,...

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COVID-19 Vaccine: Help

COVID-19 Vaccine: Help

Call the new Vaccine Registration and Booking Help Line Call 1-844-780-0202 Open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Messages will be answered within 1-3 business days Contact your local Wellington County library Call any Guelph Public Library for assistance. Ask a family member or friend...

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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.

Until we can meet again in person,

we wish you the optimism and resilience that comes with each Spring.

There are many encouraging developments to look forward to!

-The GWSA Board of Directors

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

 

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