Seniors’ programs

group of seniors

Seniors are living longer, healthier lives and the City of Guelph is proud to offer friendly, inclusive and vibrant programs for all of Guelph’s older adults. Recreation facilities like the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre play an important role in making Guelph a great place where people of all ages thrive and age well.


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Older Adult Strategy

The City of Guelph is committed to achieving a community that embraces the evolving needs of an Age Friendly City. Guelph City Council approved the goal, vision and guiding principles of Guelph’s Older Adult Strategy.

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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)

To help with financial impact, the City of Guelph has designed the Fee Assistance in Recreation Program (FAIR). The program helps subsidize the cost of recreation programs, swim passes or other memberships. People who qualify can receive a discount on registration fees.

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre and Bistro 683

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
  • Bistro 683

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!