Earlier this year, the City of Guelph Recreation Department submitted a grant application through the New Horizons for Seniors Grant for our proposed Bike Wise program and have been notified that we have been successful in our ask. The goal outlined in the grant application is to create...
Three cooling centres across Downtown Guelph are available for those wanting to catch a break from the heat. The Royal City Mission, The Drop In Centre and the Guelph City Hall lobby are all offering cooling spaces for people to cool down during the summer heat. As the warm weather started at the...
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...
The GWSA held its Annual General Meeting via Zoom on June 8. If you wish to review the meeting information package, or the presentation, all of the documents are provided here. You can also take this opportunity to update your information on file so we can connect with you as needed.This event has...
This month the GWSA extends special thanks to Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, who have been quickly and efficiently making sure that seniors are an important priority for COVID-19 vaccines. As rules begin to relax and we are able to gather with friends and family, we encourage all to...
The province started economic reopening on Friday, June 11. Limited outdoor dining, outdoor fitness classes, outdoor religious services and camping resume under the first step of the plan. Outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people are also permitted and more retail businesses can open for in-person...
August 4th – 10am to 11am Getting the Most Out of Your Healthcare Appointment Presented by: Maximize Your Health Your health is important and you are the main member of your health care team. That is why knowing what to do before, during and after your appointment is so vital. This workshop will...
Updated June 7. Ontario's Stay-at-home order was lifted June 2, but some other public health measures were left in place. The order enacted in April asked residents to only leave home for reasons deemed essential like exercise, grocery shopping or seeking health care. As of June 2, that rule was...
Updated June 7. The Ontario government has released its three-step plan to safely and cautiously reopen the province and gradually lift public health measures based on the provincewide vaccination rate and improvements in key public health and health care indicators.Based on current trends in key...
Update from Canada’s Minister of Seniors, Deb Schulte. Seniors across Canada tell me they are worried about their financial security and outliving their savings. Some older seniors share how their lives and needs have changed as they have aged—and so has their financial situation. In Budget...
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...
On Monday, May 17, Lloyd Longfield announced that nine seniors organizations in Guelph received funding from the New Horizons for Seniors Program. Local awards totalled $176, 657 and that included $25,000 for the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association’s project designed to Deliver Seniors...
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.
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.
We extend thanks to all the GWSA volunteers for keeping members connected and involved,
as we plan ahead for reopening when it is safe to do so.
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.
Programs, Activities, Services
We help enable older adults to be active, involved, make friends and age with dignity.
GWSA Mission Statement