Be active, get involved, make friends.

 

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

 

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HOLIDAY CLOSURE:  Monday, May 23 (Victoria Day)

ELECTION CLOSURES: Tues. May 24-Sat. May 28 Advance Polls (Auditorium only);  Wed. Jun. 1, 5-8 p.m. Election Setup (Auditorium only);  Thurs. June 2, all day: Election (Gym only at Evergreen and WECC)

Seriously? Seniors? June 10

Latest News

The ABBA Story- May 25

The ABBA Story- May 25

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2022:  The ABBA Story at Bingeman’s Park Total cost: Members only - $84.75 including taxes (non-refundable) Booking Code - 26468 Registration starts: Tuesday, April 5, 2022 Booking deadline: Friday, May 12, 2022 Come and join us...

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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...

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Temporary Road Construction

Temporary Road Construction

Construction notice: Woolwich Street closed starting April 25. Speedvale Avenue West to Woodlawn Road West.   About the project The City will be closing Woolwich Street, between Speedvale Avenue West and Woodlawn Road West to allow for the...

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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...

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GWSA- COVID Protocols Update

GWSA- COVID Protocols Update

GWSA COVID-19 UPDATE:  GWSA is guided by the requirements of the province, WDG Public Health, and the City of Guelph. In March, the province removed the general compliance rules on masking, physical distancing, and screening. Many of our members...

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Vaccine- 2nd Booster Doses

Vaccine- 2nd Booster Doses

Booster Doses for Eligible Populations. Updated: April 6, 2022. WDG Public Health is offering a second booster dose (for most people it will be their fourth dose) to eligible populations and intervals, as listed below. The intent of a booster dose...

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Procedure: If a Close Contact

Procedure: If a Close Contact

Some people wonder what to do if they ‘may have been exposed’ to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. You may hear after spending time in an activity group that someone tested positive on a home antigen test. If you may have been exposed to...

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GWSA Member Discounts: Apply here

GWSA Member Discounts: Apply here

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...

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CSS: Funding Update

CSS: Funding Update

CSS Funding Update: March 2022.  The Guelph Wellington Seniors Association works with the City of Guelph and agencies like the United Way to offer diverse programs for seniors. As a non-profit association we rely on available funding sources and...

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Seriously?  Seniors?   June 10

Seriously? Seniors? June 10

 Do you like meeting people? Do you enjoy fitness or sporting activities? How about outdoor pursuits? Are you interested in learning a new skill, or reviving an old one? What about coffee or lunch with a friend? Yes, indeed, YOUR GWSA has all of...

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Activity Groups: Register Now

Activity Groups: Register Now

General registration is now open! To hold their places in popular groups, current activity group members were asked to register by the end of February before lists opened to the general public and to those on waiting lists. We needed to leave...

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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...

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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...

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Current Requirements

Current Requirements

GWSA is following the province, City of Guelph, and WDG Public Health. March 21, 2022: The province has removed the general compliance rules on masking, physical distancing, and screening. Many of our members continue to wear masks. We ask that all...

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Virtual Seniors Social: AGO

Virtual Seniors Social: AGO

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) makes “Virtual Seniors Social”, connecting with older adults through videos showcasing art, conversation, and artmaking. A range of workshops of interest to seniors is now available for March, April, and beyond. In...

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 Publications

The Sentinel Newsletter

Learn about our news and events. Members can pick up printed copies at the Evergreen desk. The online version opens into a page-turning format, and you can download a PDF to print or to rotate pages.

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Online Activity Calendar

Find out when groups meet plus other details. This ‘live’ calendar is maintained by the Program Committee. More information about each activity, is available on the Activities Page.

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GWSA Email Updates

GWSA Email Updates are usually distributed around the middle of each month; sometimes more frequently.  You can subscribe near the bottom of this page to get news sent directly to your in-box.

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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.

The Evergreen Centre

This 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 Bistro 683 restaurant, personalized Computer Mentoring, our Book Nook library, and much more.  

Members

Programs, Activities, Services

Volunteers

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

 

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