Seniors’ programs

Proof of vaccination or medical exemption

All recreation facilities require proof of vaccination for those aged 12 years and older and are now equipped to scan your Verify Ontario QR codes and check identification (those aged 17 years or younger can show photocopies of identification) at the door.

Anyone under 18 years old is exempt from providing proof of vaccination or medical exemption if participating in an organized sports program. This includes sports leagues and organized pick-up sports.

You can download your easy to access QR code on the provincial website. We’re also still accepting your COVID-19 vaccination receipts.

group of seniors

Seniors are living longer, healthier lives and the City of Guelph is proud to offer friendly, inclusive and vibrant centres for all of Guelph’s Older Adults. The City of Guelph is committed to achieving a community that embraces the growing and changing needs of an Age Friendly city. Guelph City Council approved the goal, vision and guiding principles of Guelph’s Older Adult Strategy and facilities like the Evergreen, play an important role in making Guelph a great place where people of all ages thrive and age well.


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Drop-in programs for adults and seniors

Looking for some open court time? Not quite sure if pickleball is the sport for you? Drop-in programs are a great way to try out something new and participate in fun activities on a flexible schedule.

Check out our recreation and fitness passes to take full advantage of our programming options.
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Fee Assistance in Recreation (FAIR)

We offer a subsidy program to help adults and seniors on a limited income stay active with the Fee Assistance in Recreation (FAIR) program. The program helps subsidize the cost for recreation programs, swim passes, or other memberships. People who qualify can receive a discount on registration fees. Learn more about Fee Assistance in Recreation (FAIR).

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre and restaurant

The Evergreen Seniors Community Centre is operated by the Recreation Department in partnership with the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association, and a member of the Older Adult Centres Association of Ontario (OACAO).

To view the facility, please take our virtual tour.

Facility features include:

  • Meeting rooms
  • Gymnasium
  • Snooker room
  • Lending library
  • Computer lab
  • Restaurant

Guelph Wellington Seniors Association

The Evergreen Seniors Community Centre is home to the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association (GWSA), an Ontario not-for-profit Corporation and registered Canadian charity. The GWSA provides:

  • services to support seniors to remain independent and healthy; and
  • activities, including sports, crafts, games, active wellness, and opportunities to participate in Lifelong Learning. Activities are suitable for everyone, regardless of ability.
  • GWSA memberships are not being sold due to COVID-19

Visit Guelph Wellington Seniors’ Association website to find out how you can be active, get involved and make friends!