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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We are making your return as easy as possible! 

1. Pick up your new GWSA membership card.

2. Register for your activities in RecEnroll. 

Everyone entering the Evergreen Centre is now required to: 

3. Show their Ontario Proof of Vaccination* and government-issued identification.  

4. Provide contact tracing information.  

*Due to new regulations, the GWSA IPP ACCESS card cannot be accepted as Proof of Vaccination.

 News

Connecting Circles: Workshops

Connecting Circles: Workshops

The Connecting Circles: Social Change Series is a gathering of intergenerational participants in Guelph and Wellington County to learn, connect and build back better as a community, post pandemic. Each Monday night we will be unpacking a topic of social change within our community – especially...

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Federal Government: Seniors

Federal Government: Seniors

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...

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New Horizons for Seniors Grant

New Horizons for Seniors Grant

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...

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Notice: Annual General Meeting

Notice: Annual General Meeting

Please note that the meeting will be held virtually through Zoom. Organizing a virtual meeting will work best if we have up-to-date information. You can update that online at http://recenroll.ca Be sure we have your current email address, phone number and mailing address. In this way, we can reach...

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Online Groceries: The SEED

Online Groceries: The SEED

Groceries from The SEED is a pay-what-you-choose online grocery store! When you shop at Groceries from The SEED, you help people in your community afford good food. It takes a community to feed a community. The goal is to make Guelph-Wellongton the first community in Canada where everyone has...

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On-Demand Bus Service: Begins

On-Demand Bus Service: Begins

Guelph Transit is introducing on-demand bus service on May 2 to complement its conventional bus service. The on-demand service moves the City closer to meeting its goals set out in the Strategic Plan priority of Navigating our Future by improving connectivity of the whole transportation system....

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Strategic Plan Feedback: Summary

Strategic Plan Feedback: Summary

The Board of Directors thanks those who responded and provided feedback on our draft GWSA Strategic Plan. These will be our goals and objectives. Committees and Board will be working on implementation plans over the next months. Please contact us if you would like to help. This is a multi-step...

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GPL Virtual Events for Adults

GPL Virtual Events for Adults

The Guelph Public Library is offering lots of online events including many intended for adults. Some Upcoming Events for adults include: Garden Harvest and Cleanup, Keep Calm and Carry Yarn, Watercolour Doodles, Conversation Circle, Virtual Book Club: Short Stories and Poetry, Sports Trivia,...

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Healthy Aging: Free Webinars

Healthy Aging: Free Webinars

Until August 4. Whether you support someone who is aging, or are aging yourself, this series of webinars bring together experts on topics that will be of interest to you. These monthly sessions address some of the everyday challenges we encounter as we age and they are FREE. Sign up for all or...

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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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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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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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 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.  

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 Evergreen Kitchen, 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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