Seniors’ programs

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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

Evergreen Restaurant

The Evergreen Restaurant is open to the public and serves a large variety of menu items that are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday to Friday (except holidays). Menu items include:

  • Breakfast foods
  • Sandwiches
  • Homemade soups
  • Salads
  • Bakery items
  • Beverages

Featured lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Each hot lunch is served with 2 sides to ensure a balanced nutritional meal.

Lunch delivery

We offer free delivery to the following adjacent apartments:

  • Riverside Gardens
  • Riverside Residences on the Park
  • The Driftwood
  • The Diplomat

Orders must be received by 9:30 a.m. the day delivery is required. To order, call (519)-823-1291 extension 2696.


Catering is available by special order. Menu items include:

  • Hot and cold drinks
  • Sweet trays
  • Sandwiches

Orders can be made through the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre customer service clerk. Orders must be received at least 48 hours prior to the event.

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.

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