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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

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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City – Winter Recreation Programs

City – Winter Recreation Programs

Registration for City of Guelph Winter Recreation programs is now open.  Offerings include swimming, skating, fitness and leisure activities.  Review the available programs and then register online using recenroll.ca or by calling 519-837-5699.  If you are paying with cash, in-person registration...

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Finding the Balance – Webinars

Finding the Balance – Webinars

Register for Find the Balance Webinars  We are hosting our third webinar on December 14th. Our special guest is Linda Hasenfratz, CEO of Linamar, Guelph and appointee to the Ontario COVID- 19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force. Register at this link:...

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New Local Publication

New Local Publication

The pandemic has cut some seniors off from their community, and without access to technology, transportation or social gatherings, more are reporting feelings of loneliness and isolation.  The magazine provides phone numbers for many services. Mindful for Older Adults is a mini magazine focused on...

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City Recreation Centres

City Recreation Centres

The City of Guelph has reopened recreation centres for some of their programs with social distancing measures in effect. The GWSA has suspended its face-to-face programs until September 2021 or until seniors programs can resume safely. In the interim, many Activity Groups are meeting virtually.

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Dinners for Pick Up from Evergreen

Dinners for Pick Up from Evergreen

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 Waste Management : Survey

Guelph Waste Management : Survey

Recent additions to our project tile in Have Your Say Guelph include a new StoryMap, an online version of what would have been a public open house information session, the direct link to which is https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/d2d3ac05b49c4d22aee5c50f3bc72750 .  Public Survey #1 is also...

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Resources: Suicide Awareness Council

Resources: Suicide Awareness Council

* You can download this resource here for printing Telephone Support HERE 24/7 Waterloo- Wellington— 1-844-437-3274   TTY - 1-877-688-5501 This service is a 24 hour, 7 days a week service for support with mental health and addictions and crisis services. Trained staff will listen to you to...

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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.  

Members

Programs, Activities, Services

Volunteers

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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