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What can I expect?

As a client of Stepping Stones Palliative

Concierge Services, you will have a variety of

options available to you. We can help you set

up a comfortable and safe space at home

where you will be supported by our team,

which consists of nurses, PSWs and a

palliative physician, so that you can focus your remaining time on your loved ones. Or, if

you prefer to be cared for in a facility, we can assist you with available options and navigate

the referral process.

Our Services

Our list of services are tailored to all stages of your Palliative Care journey:

• PSW and Nursing Care

• Navigating the Health Care System

• Consulting Services

• End of Life Doula Services

• Liaising with Your Health Care Team

• Advanced Care Planning

• Legacy Planning & Projects

• Physician Consultation

• Respite Care

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info@SteppingStonesPCS.com

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The Guelph/Wellington Seniors Association

A non-profit organization based at the

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

http://www.gwsa-guelph.ca

Directors & Officers

Linda Jeffrey — Executive Director

Pat Gage — President

Donna Keating — Vice-President

TBA — Treasurer

Brooke Gibbons — Secretary

(City Recreational Co-ordinator)

Directors

Ken Fugler

Charlie Bishop

Wenda King

Sam Montoya

Janice Robertson

Elizabeth Steggles

Yvonne Thomas

Adam Rutherford (City Program Manager)

The Sentinel Team

Carol Croft — Adminstrator, Printer

Linda Green — Editor, Printer

George Hughes — Printer

Bill Shephard, Ray Miller — Part-time

Assistants

All of the above GWSA members

are Volunteers.

City Staff

Adam Rutherford — Program

Manager

Jill Hunt — Customer Service Clerk

Brooke Gibbons — Recreation Program

Director — Senior Services

Becky MacDonald — Recreation

Co-ordinator — Volunteers

TBA — Chef

TBA — Facility Maintainer

Lynne Briggs — Manager of Recreation

Services

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

A City of Guelph Recreation Facility run in

partnership with the Community Services Department

of the City of Guelph and the Guelph/

Wellington Seniors Association

683 Woolwich St., Guelph, ON, N1H 3Y8

Tel.: 519-823-1291 / Fax: 519-823-8972

Hours: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm M-F

(closed Statutory Holidays)

Read The Sentinel on our website,

www.gwsa-guelph.ca

ISSN: 0383 817X

A MESSAGE FROM THE GWSA

BOARD

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

I love a fresh New Year! New 2023 Calendars - fresh pages - new

goals for the year! Well, maybe new goals, or a second attempt at last

year’s goals!!!

January also starts a new year of activities at GWSA!!

A reminder to read all the way through the Sentinel so you don’t

miss anything! The GWSA Monthly Update email and our GWSA

website https://gwsa-guelph.ca are additional informative options to

help keep you updated!

Your message from the GWSA Board this month is one of safety

and has a focus relating to increasing your awareness in the area of

Fraud Prevention. Included in this message, you will find clarity to

terms commonly used, some tips to help you avoid being a victim,

what to do if you have lost money, and some major frauds to be

aware of. It is important for you to note that I have taken the

information from the Guelph Police Services website where I

encourage you to visit and further educate yourself on this important

topic.

PART 1

I wanted to start out with some key points from the Canadian Anti-

Fraud Centre (CAFC) which I have copied from the Guelph Police

Services website. When you think of Fraud, it isn’t just in reference

to emails but could be a telephone call or a visitor at the door. Here

are some quick things to keep in mind before we talk about the

RECOGNIZE, REJECT and REPORT process.

Fraud Prevention Checklist:

• Is the call unsolicited? Was it expected or out of the blue?

• Are they asking you to confirm personal information such as

name, address or account details?

• Are they looking for a fast or instant response?

• Are they asking for money?

• Is the caller avoiding using the actual name of the company or

financial institution?

• Are they offering you a prize, free gift or trial?

• Are they claiming to be the police or investigating something?

• Does the email have an odd email address?

• Is the formatting strange or are there spelling mistakes?

• Are you being asked to change your password despite not

sending a request to do so?

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NOTE: Disclaimer—The Sentinel and the GWSA do not necessarily agree

with or support statements in the Sentinel made by advertisers, or submissions

by writers (no political or religious topics please).

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FRAUD: Recognize, Reject, Report

Recognize:

Many frauds today are designed to play on potential

victims’ emotions and get them to respond without

thinking. They attempt to illicit responses based on

panic, fear, desperation, elation, or love, which are

often escalated by presenting urgent situations

requiring immediate action. The slogan for fraud

prevention is geared toward citizens in Canada to

slow down and not react to potential fraud

solicitations. We encourage people to Recognize that

fraudsters are using every means at their disposal to

target them (you); telephone, email, text messaging,

social media, Internet and mail. We ask that they

(you) change how they (you) react to unsolicited

offers or demands.

Rejecting:

Rejecting fraud involves protecting your personal

information and money. We want people to slow

down, to think about and assess the situation before

reacting. This can involve saying no, doing due

diligence, researching and confirming information,

and talking to friends and family members.

Reporting:

Reporting fraud means speaking up, even when no

money was lost. Like other crimes, if fraud is not

reported, we don’t know what is happening and can't

warn other people or help disrupt it.

PART 2

Let’s get more specific in relation to Email Safety,

Phishing Scams and tips to avoid them, and finally,

some major frauds to be aware of.

Email Safety - An unsolicited or junk email that’s

not addressed to you and promising some benefit is

likely spam. Usually a link in a spam email or fake

website installs a virus on your device to capture

personal information.

Phishing - Phishing tricks you into revealing

personal or banking information. An email or

message can look legitimate; however, organizations

like banks or the government often do not request

personal information by email.

You should contact the financial institution

immediately and report your suspicions and never

reply to an email that requests your personal

information.

Tips on how to spot and avoid phishing scams:

• Be skeptical if an email asks you to update your

information

• Protect your computer with antivirus software,

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spyware filters, email filters, and a firewall

• Look for misspelled words

***If you’ve lost money to a scam or you’ve been

the victim of identity theft, please call Guelph Police

Service at 519-824-1212 to book an appointment.

4 MAJOR FRAUDS TO BE AWARE OF:

1) ROMANCE SCAMS:

- Never wire or transfer money to someone you have

not met

- Beware of sad stories, plans to visit Canada, or tales

of family emergencies

- Be wary of people who say they are out of the

country or can never meet

2) EMPLOYMENT SCAMS

- Do your research on a company before accepting a

job

- Watch for poor grammar or unrealistic salary

- A legitimate company will not ask you to forward

money for any reason or pay admin fees

3) HOME IMPROVEMENT SCAMS

- Say no to cash only deals, high-pressure sales

tactics or high upfront payments

- Work with local businesses that have proper

identification, licensing and insurance

- Always get a written contract with price, materials,

timeline and details about a person’s responsibilities

4) RENTAL SCAMS – refer to website link as

response information is lengthy.

https://www.guelphpolice.ca/en/crime-preventionand-community-safety/scams-and-fraud.aspx#Rental

-Scams

Part 3

The Guelph Police Services website has a wealth of

information about Crime Prevention and Community

Safety. I encourage you to visit the site and look

around! If you would be interested in a session

relating to any of the topics mentioned above, I

would be pleased to reach out to the Guelph Police

Services to see what they have available. Let me

know!

Enjoy your January and Stay Safe!!!

Donna Keating

Vice Chair/Vice President

Guelph Wellington Seniors Association (GWSA)

donna.keating@gwsa-guelph.ca


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THE EDITOR’S PAGE

by Linda Green

THE MONTH OF JANUARY

January was named for the Roman god Janus,

known as the protector of gates and doorways who

symbolize beginnings and endings. Janus is

depicted with two faces, one looking into the past,

the other with the ability to see into the future.

What a fitting symbol for this first day of the year;

this month is our door into the new

year.

The Romans often made promises

to Janus and exchanged good wishes.

The months of January and also

February were not originally in

the ancient Roman calendar as the

winter months were considered

dormant, both in terms of agriculture

but also in terms of making war.

This was a time of peace. Until

450 BCE, the Roman calendar was

10 months, beginning in March (Martius), due to

the March Equinox.

January’s birthstone, the garnet, is thought to

keep the wearer safe during travel. January’s birth

flowers are the carnation and snowdrop.

January 1 is New Year’s Day.

January 5 brings Twelfth Night, an English

folk custom that marked the end of Christmas

merrymaking, and in ancient Celtic tradition, the

end of the 12-day winter solstice celebration. On

Twelfth Night, it was customary for the assembled

company to toast each other from

the wassail bowl.

In the Northern Hemisphere,

January is the coldest month of the

year in most regions.

January 6 - Full Moon. The

Moon will be located on the opposite

side of the Earth as the Sun and its

face will be fully illuminated. This

full moon was known by early

Native American tribes as the Wolf

Moon because this was the time of

year when hungry wolf packs howled outside their

camps. This moon has also been know as the Old

Moon and the Moon After Yule.

Special Printing For Members

Do you have a need for printing (i.e., bookmarks, booklets, calendars,

dinner menus/programs, club bylaws, annual reports), large or small

quantities, black & white print (10¢ per page) or colour (30¢ per page)?

If so, please contact Carol Croft or Linda Green, either in the Sentinel

office (we’re not here all the time, though) or by email at sentinel@gwsaguelph.ca,

or leave a message at the front desk. You must be a GWSA

member to take advantage of this.

We will try to accommodate you with your project as much as we can.

DONATIONS

To donate easily, with a credit

card, visit our website

www.gwsa-guelph.ca and click

on the ‘Donate’ button or call:

519-823-1291

January 6, 2023, is the deadline for

submissions for the

February 2023 Sentinel.

Email submissions to: sentinel@gwsa-guelph.ca

or drop yours off at the Evergreen Front Desk.

Distribution of the February issue

is on January 26, 2023.

Editor is not responsible for quality of submitted photos

(but we’ll do our best).

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Volunteer Corner from Becky MacDonald

Happy New Year!

Welcome 2023! A New Year to new

beginnings. I hope everyone had a nice

holiday season and I am looking forward to

continuing to work with everyone.

Upcoming Volunteer Awards

Senior of the Year Award

This award is given by a municipality to

recognize an outstanding senior who, after

age 65, enriches the social, cultural or civic

life of the community.

Deadline: April 30 th

If you are interested in nominating a fellow

volunteer, please speak to Becky in the main

office on Mondays or Wednesdays, or email

becky.macdonald@guelph.ca

Orientation and Training

All volunteers will be required to complete

the mandatory Orientation & Training. The

trainings can be completed from the comfort

of your home online. For those who do not

have access to a computer, training dates will

be set up for you to attend in the near future.

Please contact Becky MacDonald:

becky.macdonald@guelph.ca for more

information and if you have any questions.

committees (Travel and Governance

Succession) are in need of a secretary to

record minutes during the monthly meetings.

Welcoming & Information Desk

Looking for energetic, friendly, outgoing

individuals to assist with greeting, providing

tours and answering questions about the

centre during the week, Monday to Friday.

Two shifts available, morning and afternoon

in the main lobby.

Bistro 683

Cash Volunteer: If you like working with

people providing customer service and

handling cash, Monday and Tuesday

afternoons are open for a weekly or biweekly

shift on the cash register from 12:00-

3:15.

How to get involved?

First, complete an online application form:

https://gwsa-guelph.ca/1749-2/

No computer? Pick up a paper application at

the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

front desk.

Second, you will be contacted to set up an

interview followed with training.

If you are a current volunteer, you are more

than welcome to take on more than one

position. Follow up with Becky for more

details.

For more information about a particular

position or about volunteering in general,

contact Becky MacDonald by phone 519-822

-1260 X 2096 or email:

becky.macdonald@guelph.ca

GWSA COMMITTEES

Openings for a Secretary

If you like to take minutes and looking to

give back to your seniors association in the

morning once or twice a month, two

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GWSA NEW MEMBER RECEPTION

MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2023

EVERGREEN SENIORS COMMUNITY CENTRE – ROOM 4

3:00 – 5:00 pm

The Membership & Marketing Committee extends an invitation

for new members to attend a Reception at the Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre, 683 Woolwich Street, Guelph.

This is an opportunity to meet new members, members of the

Board, and activity leaders who will be available to provide

information about their activities.

Please reply to wenda.king@gwsa-guelph.ca if you will be

attending.

Be Active Get Involved Make Friends

The Book Nook — “A Lending Library”

We are open

Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

****

Here is another great book — “Oath of

Loyalty” by Vince Flynn. In a truce with

President Cook, Mitch Rapp agrees to leave

the country but stay in plain sight whilst

Cook is in office.

However, when one of Cook’s advisors

leaks the true identity of Rapp’s wife,

Claudia, they send teams to kill her. Mitch

will do everything to protect her and, with the

help of his team, he kills one of her enemies.

However, another team, Legion, is hired to

kill her so Rapp needs to find this team and

stop them.

A VIEW FROM THE BOOK NOOK

Chris Fraser

There are a lot of twists and turns in this

book which I hope you will enjoy reading as

much as I did.

Happy Reading,

Your bookworm and Librarian,

Chris Fraser

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Wellness Matters workshops are presented by the

Guelph Family Health Team.

Guelph FHT's main office is moving

to a new location!

What does this mean for Wellness Matters workshops?

Starting January 2023, all IN-PERSON workshops will now take place at:

649 Scottsdale Drive, Guelph, ON

Suite 500 (5th floor)

Wellness Workshop participants will take the elevator to the 5th floor and follow signs to the workshop

room entrance. Free parking available in the parking lot.

The Guelph Family Health Team’s NEW January - June 2023 Wellness Workshop schedule is here!

You can print and view the NEW schedule by visiting our webpage:

www.guelphfht.com/wellness-workshops-and-programs/ OR by clicking HERE

*Please note: the dates/times/locations may change. Keep checking website/email for any updates.

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First in a series of three talks by the Alzheimer’s Society.

The first talk will be on Tuesday, January 31

from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Room 4

RED FLAGS OF DEMENTIA

This talk looks at 10 Warning Signs and possible red flags for dementia.

What to look for in daily life, if you are concerned about

someone’s function or memory, and what next steps might be. There

will be time for questions and handouts will be provided.

GWSA Email Updates

Each month, approximately mid-month, the

Membership and Marketing Committee at the

GWSA sends out the GWSA Email Update. It

highlights a few of the exciting things happening at

the GWSA and important communications from

the Board.

You can subscribe to receive the GWSA Email

Update by completing the steps below:

1. To begin, please send an email to:

subscribe@gwsa-guelph.ca. You can enter

Subscribe in the Subject line, or just skip that

part, it will work either way. In just a few

minutes, you will receive a message with a link.

2. Click on the link you received, fill in the

appropriate fields, and click “Subscribe to List”.

3. To ensure you really want to receive GWSA

Email Updates – and to make sure all emails are

error-free – we’ll send a message asking you to

confirm.

4. Once you respond to the confirmation message,

your registration is complete and you’ll receive

our Welcome Letter.

You can also subscribe using the Email Update

input form at the bottom of any page on the

GWSA website at gwsa-guelph.ca.

You can expect to receive your first GWSA Email

Update approximately mid-month after you sign

up.

You can unsubscribe from the GWSA Email

Updates at any time by clicking on the

“unsubscribe” link that is displayed at the bottom

of every update.

Membership &

Marketing Committee

This graphic by Unknown Author is

licensed under CC BY-ND

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GWSA Group & Activity Reports

ALL Activity Groups require that you MUST have an up-to-date GWSA Membership to participate.

Art in the Hall

Art in the Hall will return! I personally

want to thank Ted Pritchard, who

set high standards when it came to

putting together shows for this venue.

I am not sure I will be able to keep up

those standards, but I will try!

All of the art groups and artisans

will have an opportunity to show off

their wares and offer items for sale if

they wish. A portion of the cost will

go towards the GWSA, and staff at

the cash will be familiar with how to

process these payments and ensure

artists receive their funds, again, if

they wish to sell their creations.

A contract (very similar to the one

Ted used) will be sent out to all

groups to review; it outlines how the

shows will run. I intend to change up

the art monthly and to be present the

second Monday of each month to put

up a new show. Some shows will run

longer and we may have special

presentations, for example, the recent

one I co-ordinated of our late Gloria

Mifsud, an artist who passed away in

March of this year. Her artwork was

showcased and all funds donated to

the GWSA. The show was a huge

success!

I plan on going through the list of

groups alphabetically as presented in

the Sentinel. Please start to think

about the piece you would like to

hang, present and showcase.

Further information will be forwarded

to all groups.

I am truly looking forward to seeing

the hall light up again with wonderful

artistic creations!

Badminton

We are a large club of approximately

100 members playing on a 3-court

gym with beautifully sprung hardwood

floors.

We play at both the Evergreen and

the West End Community Centres up

to 6 days a week, except during July

and August when the WECC is not

available. Please check “GWSA

Group & Activity Contact Information”

or the GWSA online calendar

for times and locations.

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Our skill level can be from beginner

to experienced so you may wish to

plan a visit to watch us play before

you apply to join. Application can be

made through the City of Guelph directly

at the Evergreen or WECC or

online at guelph.ca by using the RecEnroll

program to apply.

We typically hold several coaching

clinics as well as some fun tournaments

during our season. We also encourage

folks to stay late on Wednesdays

for smaller group coaching and

practice.

All you need are dedicated indoor

court shoes, proper gym attire, a racket

and a smile to participate. We do

have a few loaner racquets available

and free equipment advice to help you

decide. Please feel free to call me,

Jeff Millard, 519-993-1362.

Book Club 1

Our group meets in the Board Room

on the last Friday of each month from

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. For January,

our selection is “A Gentleman in

Moscow” by Amor Towles. Our February

selection is “Sunrise by the

Sea” by Jenny Colgan. Monthly fee

is $3.00. At present, we have a waiting

list.

Bridge

GWSA welcomes all Bridge players

with a basic knowledge of the game

to enjoy playing bridge in a friendly

and comfortable environment. We

offer both Recreational and Duplicate

Bridge. No partner? No problem! We

mix and mingle with a room full of

eager players so that everyone has a

partner for any of our regularly scheduled

games.

Bridge-Recreational

Join us for recreational bridge in the

afternoon or evening.

Tuesdays 6:30-9:00 pm Evergreen

Room 3

Thursdays 12:30-3:30 pm Evergreen

Room 3

Bridge-Duplicate

This group is for individuals who

have already taken bridge lessons and

would like to work on improving their

game. Volunteers are on hand to

coach you.

We request you know the Bidding

Basics. We will make you comfortable

playing Duplicate Bridge with

Duplicate Boards and using Bidding

Boxes.

Fridays 9:00-11:30 am, Evergreen

Room 3.

Bunka

Bunka embroidery is created by using

a unique combination of punch needle

and special silk-like rayon thread.

When completed, many pictures resemble

delicately shaded paintings. In

fact, the needle is held and operates in

much the same manner as an artist’s

brush or pencil. We do not teach classes

or have an instructor, so you

should have some experience in the

craft, and members are required to

purchase their own supplies. Every

Wednesday from 9:15 a.m. to noon in

Room 3. Currently there is a wait list.

See Bunkawithflair.com.

Canasta

Come out and join our friendly group

for a game of Canasta. We welcome

all levels of players. If you are new to

the game, we will be glad to teach

you. Join us on Fridays from 9:00 to

11:30 a.m. in Room 3. Contact

canastagwsa@gmail.com for more

information.

Craft Group

The ladies of the Craft Club are very

busy making beautiful articles for our

store. We started in September to

make hats, mitts and scarves to donate

to the needy in December. We have

had a few of the GWSA members

also donating these items so we can

reach as many as possible.

Guelph Wood Carving Club

est. Circa 1986

A well-established wood carving club

of mostly seniors (both men and

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women) has operated in the Guelph

area for decades.

We do carving in the round, like

cartoon characters, birds and wildlife,

spoons, bowls, etc.

Other carving techniques include

relief carving, marquetry, and pyrography.

Training available.

Meets Monday evening 6:00 pm-

9:00 pm in Evergreen Room 2.

Cribbage

Come on out on a Tuesday afternoon

for a friendly game of Cribbage in

Room 3 of the Evergreen Centre. The

room is open at 12:30 pm and we start

playing at 1:00 pm. Everyone is welcome

and we play 8 games, with prizes

at the end of the afternoon. If you

are not sure of how to play, we have

instructors to help.

Line Dancing

Evergreen Auditorium

Phyllis Carnochan

(519-836-9415)

Donna Holmes (519-831-0943)

Monday Classes

9:15 to 9:30 am - Line Dance Step

Tutorial (brief review of steps)

9:30 to 10:30 am – Beginners

(Beyond the Basics)

10:45 to 11:45 am - Intermediate

(Are you up for a challenge?)

Thursday Classes

1:00 to 2:00 pm - Introduction to Line

Dancing (No experience needed)

2:15 to 3:15 pm – Beginners

(Beyond the Basics)

The cost is $2.00 each time you

come. Sign up for line dancing at 519-

822-1260 ext. 2694.

Mah Jongg

Mah Jongg has started up again in

Room 4 on Mondays from 2:30-4:30

p.m. except the last Monday of the

month when it will be in the Dining

Room. It is a game played with tiles,

similar to dominoes. Instruction is

available for those who don’t know

how to play.

Into Focus Photography

We are a friendly group of amateur

photographers with equipment ranging

from mobile phones and point-and

-shoot cameras to fancy DSLR models.

We share a common interest in

photography as a hobby and we learn

from each other. New members are

always welcome. Our regular meetings

are on the last Monday of every

month in Room 4.

If you are interested in joining, contact

Stu McCannell

(smccannell@rogers.com).

Pickleball

Pickleball is a sport in which four

players use solid paddles made of

wood or composite materials to hit a

perforated polymer ball over a net.

The sport shares features of other racquet

sports: the dimensions and layout

of a badminton court and a net and

rules similar to tennis, with a few

modifications.

This sport is for people of all

ages who are looking for some fun,

laughter, socialization and exercise.

It’s easy to learn, but can be challenging

for those with a competitive nature.

All levels of skill invited. Pickleball

equipment is provided.

Shuffleboard

Come on out and join our group. Enjoy

some gentle exercise, friendship

and fun. Membership is available to

all paid-up GWSA members for a $10

fee every six months. Register the

first time you play. Beginners are

welcome and instruction is available.

The group plays Tuesdays and

Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m.

Silver Strummers

The ukulele orchestra is an unqualified

success story! There are now

30 individuals who have joined the

Silver Strummers. We welcome ALL

skill levels, beginner through advanced!

We will provide you with all

the information you will need to get

started. If you would like to try the

universally accessible and friendly

instrument of the ukulele, please contact

Eva Quan 519-820-1032.

Silvertones

The Silvertones members practice

weekly in Room 3 on Fridays from 2

to 3 p.m.. We do have a few openings

so please contact Doreen Muir @ 519

-831-8323 if you would like to join

our choir or would like more information.

Rug Hooking

We have been gathering as a group of

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rug hookers at the Evergreen Centre

since February 2022. Traditional rug

hooking is both art and a craft. Many

beautiful and unique items are made

by pulling loops of fabric or yarn

through a stiff, woven base such as

burlap or linen. It is enjoyable, fun

and a very social hobby. Beginners

are welcome and we will help you get

started. The Rug Hooking Group

meets on Tuesday afternoon, 12-4, in

Room 2.

CONTACT: Kathy McCallum, 226

-821-1331. Email:

kamccallum28@gmail.com

Skiing

For the 2023 ski season, it costs

$10.00 plus HST to join the Ski Club.

You register and pay for the Downhill

Ski Club at the front desk of the Evergreen

Centre. It helps to own a 5-7

Pass purchased from Blue Mountain

well before the start of the ski season.

Every Monday, we carpool by meeting

at the lower Evergreen Parking

Lot by the Enabling Garden at 8:00

am, drive to Blue Mountain, and return

to Guelph by 6:00 pm. Contact

Bob Shearer 519-831-4093 for Ski

Club information.

Evergreen Snooker Club

The Evergreen Snooker Club is composed

of a group of active, friendly

players with skill levels covering the

full spectrum from learner/beginner to

accomplished player. If you are interested

in learning the game, or have

played in the past and want to get

back into it, please drop by the

Snooker Room. You will be assured a

warm welcome and a place to try your

hand at one of our three tables. The

Snooker Room is open weekdays between

9:00 am and 4:00 pm and any

other time the Evergreen Centre may

be open.

The primary focus of the club is to

have fun, build friendships and socialize.

Your snooker skill level is irrelevant,

so don’t feel intimidated if you

are a beginner. Prospective members

may visit the club room up to three

times without charge to help with

their decision on whether to join.

While most of the current members

are men, there is a small group of

women who play regularly (typically

on Tuesday mornings), so ladies,

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don’t be shy, give it a try.

Membership is available to all paidup

members of the GWSA on payment

of the prescribed annual snooker

activity fee. The current fee of $70

(plus tax) buys you access to the

Snooker Room any time it is open and

to all the snooker you care to play.

Texas Hold ’Em

Why not come out and have fun with

us? We are averaging about 16 players

a week. We are situated in the

Dining Room. We charge $2 per week

and pretty well all of that goes back to

the GWSA. We play Tuesdays from

6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Each player starts off with $500 in

real casino chips, and, as we do not

play for money, we work on a point

system. The one with the most points

each week is the winner. We play until

there is only one player left or 8:30

pm comes, whichever is first.

We will gladly teach anyone who is

interested in playing. Just follow the

laughter to find us. We welcome everyone

who wants to play and enjoys

company.

We have quite a few ladies playing

at present and would always welcome

more. We do not want to become a

men’s club! Remember, you have to

be a member of the GWSA to play.

Walking Club (Indoors)

A Pilot Project has been set up between

the GWSA and the City to allow

GWSA members to walk indoors

this winter at the Guelph Sports Dome

on College Avenue.

You can register for the Walking

Club’s 2022-2023 winter walking season

online through RecEnroll or at the

front desk of the Evergreen Centre.

There is no fee for this pilot project

but you must be an active member of

the GWSA.

We will be walking Wednesday

mornings from 10:45 am to 11:45 am

at the Guelph Sports Dome (375 College

Ave West). We recommend that

you be there around 10:30, to hang up

your coat and change to indoor shoes.

No outdoor shoes are allowed on the

turf surface.

If you are interested in helping with

this group or would like any additional

information, please contact

walkingclubgwsa@gmail.com.

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Watercolour Painters

The Evergreen Watercolour Painters

provides an opportunity for watercolour

painters to practise their hobby

along with others sharing the same

interest, while encouraging one another

and receiving information, ideas

and inspiration. While we do not offer

classes or lessons, we welcome accomplished

watercolour painters.

There is a small annual membership

fee and membership with the GWSA

is required. We meet in Room 2 from

12:30 to 4 p.m. on the 1st and 5th

Wednesday of the month, and from 9

a.m. to 4 p.m. on the third Wednesday.

Woven Words

“If you wait for inspiration before you

write, you’re not a writer, you’re a

waiter”- Dan Poynter

Using the book “Your Story, Well

Told” by Corey Rosen (available

through Amazon) as a foundation, we

will explore numerous aspects of storytelling

through discussion examples

and exercises.

We will weave our own stories

based on a technique we choose,

share, rehearse, and finally present

during the last class of each month.

Using the Goldilocks approach, not

too much, not too little, but just right,

we will learn to water ‘n’ weed, as our

project captures a blossom which truly

represents the story we wish to

share. The only suggested equipment

is a journal to jot notes and ideas.

Once we feel comfortable with traditional

storytelling, we will discuss

expansion to Storytelling Plus. This

involves storytelling with props, draw

and tell, feltboard, cut and tell, music,

movement, puppets, etc. We are only

limited by our imagination! Mondays

10-11 a.m. in Room 4.

Writers Club

If you enjoy the power of the pen,

come join the Writers Club. We can

toss around ideas and topics to get the

creative juices flowing. Then let’s

share the resulting written shape for

constructive comments, while enjoying

the company of others. Please feel

welcome to join the journey. We will

meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of

the month in the Board Room, from 1

-3 p.m. There is a weekly fee of $2 for

the GWSA. Contact Susan Jackson

519-265-3246.

Writing Your Life Story

This new Activity Group has gotten

off to a good start with 12+ members.

All are conscientiously following the

suggestions of the facilitator, as steps

towards producing a document that

can be shared with children, grandchildren

and other interested people.

Each week there is an assignment to

create a story relating to your life experience.

The story is then shared

with others in the group. We have

already learned that no one’s life is

“boring”! Space is limited due to

room size, but we can accept a few

more members. We meet on Thursdays

at 1:30 pm in the Board Room. If

you are interested, come and check us

out! Contact Jennifer Blackie at 519-

824-7204 or

jblackie@bell.net for more information.

Seniors Mixed Volleyball

Thursday mornings at the West End

from 10:30 a.m. - noon.

$60 for the season, September to

June.

Must have some mobility and hand/

eye co-ordination.

Any questions or concerns, please

contact: Co-ordinator

Johanna van Boxtel, 416-579-7143

Johannavanboxtel60@gmail.com.


GWSA Groups & Activities Contact Information

You may be required to show your up-to-date GWSA membership card at any activity.

Art In The Hall

Kim Taylor

(kdillonrose@gmail.com)

Art Studio In 2

Evergreen Room 2

Nora Kelly norakelly1@hotmail.com

Every 2 nd & 4 th Wed. 1-4 pm

Badminton

Evergreen Auditorium

Jeff Millard (519-993-1362)

Tues. 7-9:30 pm

Thurs. & Fri. 10:30 am-1 pm,

Sun. 1:30-3:30 pm

Mon. & Wed. 1-4 pm (WECC)

No play at WECC July & August

Casual Bicycling

Various Locations in and

around Guelph

John Ness jolyness4952@gmail.com

Wed. - May 1-Oct. 31 - 9:00 am-noon

Bunka Art Group

Evergreen Room 3

Diane Barber (519-763-2996)

designbunny@rogers.com

Wednesdays - 9:15 am-noon

Canoe Club

John Ness (519-994-8611)

canoeclubmembership@gmail.com

Thursdays 9 am-noon

Chess Club

Board Room

Bruce Hurst (519-831-4340)

bfhurst80@hotmail.com

2nd & 4th Fridays – 10 am-12 pm

Computer Club

Evergreen Room 3

Ross Knechtel (226-706-4058)

Ken Chupa (519-829-2476)

January, March, May

2nd Monday - 7:00-9:00 pm

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Bid Euchre on Thursdays

Evergreen Room 2

Phyllis Goodhew

(phyllisgoodhew@gmail.com)

Thursdays 1 pm-4 pm

Book Club 1

Board Room

Veronica Sanche (519-767-9991)

Last Friday of month - 1-2:30 pm

Book Club 2

Board Room

Christine Trimble (519-823-2086)

2nd Friday of month - 1-3:30 pm

Bridge - Recreational

Evergreen Room 3

gwsa.bridge@gmail.com

Tuesdays - 6:30-9:00 pm

Thursdays - 12:30-3:30 pm

Bridge - Duplicate

Evergreen Room 3

2paulinesmith@gmail.com

Fridays - 9:00-11:30 am

Computer Mentoring

Ken Chupa (519-829-2476)

Computer Lab

Computer mentoring is a drop-in program.

No appointment necessary.

Computer mentoring is offered every Monday

(except when the Centre is closed)

from 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Canasta

Evergreen Room 3

canastagwsa@gmail.com

Fridays - 9:00-11:30 am

Craft Club

Evergreen Room 2

Judy Montgomery (519-824-8047)

Fridays - 8:30 am-1:30 pm

Cribbage

Evergreen Room 3

Elaine Miller (ermiller35@gmail.com)

Tuesdays 12:30 pm-4 pm

Diabetes Support Group

Room 3

2nd Tuesday – 11 am -12 pm

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4th Tuesday – 10 am -12 pm

Bill MacDonald (519-400-0950)

cbmacdonald@rogers.com

Euchre on Monday

Evergreen Room 3

Earl Mead (lemead41@outlook.com)

Mondays - 1:00-3:00 pm

Euchre on Friday

Evergreen Room 4

Peter Smith (519-217-8986)

Fridays - 1:00-4:00 pm

Golf

Tom Kane (519-827-1475)

Mondays, May to September

Into Focus Photography

Evergreen Room 4

Stu McCannell (smccannell@rogers.com)

last Monday of every month—2:30-5 pm

$24.00 a year

Line Dancing

Evergreen Auditorium

Phyllis (519-836-9415)

Donna (519-831-0943)

Mondays – 9:15 to noon

Thursdays – 1:00 to 3:15 p.m.

Mah Jongg

Evergreen Room 4

Gladys Robson 519-993-5398

Mondays - 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Last Mon. of the month Dining Rm.

Peer Learning

Barb McLeod (519-823-2531)

Andrew Webb (226-500-4755)

Sessions in September 2022

Pickleball

Rudy Simon

gwsapickleball@gmail.com

Evergreen Auditorium

Monday 12:15 – 3 p.m.

Tuesday 8:30 am – 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday 8:30 – 10:00 am

Thursday 8:30 - 10:30 am

Friday 8:30 – 10:30 am and 1 – 4 pm

Sunday 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

West End Comm. Centre

Tues. - noon-4:00 pm (advanced play)

Thurs. - 1:00-5:00 pm (advanced play)

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Quilting

Evergreen Room 2

Beryl Drohan (519-827-0120)

Mondays - 12:30-4:00 pm

Rug Hooking

Evergreen Room 2

Kathy McCallum

kamccallum28@gmail.com

Tuesdays 12-4 pm

Shuffleboard

Evergreen Auditorium

Elaine Bigam (519-824-6498)

elainebigam@gmail.com

Tuesdays & Wednesdays - 1-3 pm

Silver Strummers

Room 3

Eva Quan 519-820-1032

Fridays - Beginners 12-1 pm

Experienced 1-2 pm

Silvertones Choir

Room 3

President: Sandy Rea

Membership Enquiries:

Doreen Muir (519-831-8323)

Co-Director/Accompanist: Andrea LeBlanc

Co-Director/Accompanist: Joanna Wegman

Fridays 2-3 pm

Ski Club

Evergreen Parking Lot by

The Enabling Garden

Bob Shearer 519-831-4093

bob.shearer@xplornet.ca

Mondays from January to the end of March

8:00 am car pool at Evergreen to Blue Mountain

6:00 pm return to Evergreen

Evergreen Snooker Club

Evergreen Snooker Room

Nick Harris (519-836-4547)

Daily - 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Table Tennis

Evergreen Auditorium

Petr Vales (ttguelph@outlook.com)

Evergreen:

Monday - 3-6:15 pm

Wednesday - 10 am-1 pm

Saturday - 9:00 am-12:00 noon

West End: Friday - 1:00-4:00 pm

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Texas Hold ’Em Poker

Bistro 683

Paul Phillips (416-996-2112)

Bruno Szafran (519-823-2317)

Tuesdays - 6:30-8:30 pm

Walking Club

Meeting day: Wednesdays, November to March

Time: arrive at 10:30 am,

walking from 10:45 am to 11:45 am

Location: Guelph Sports Dome

(375 College Ave West)

Club Contacts: walkingclubgwsa@gmail.com

FREE for GWSA members

(pilot project 2022-2023 season)

Watercolour Painters Club

Evergreen Room 2

Mary Mulholland (519-836-4889)

watercolourclub@gwsa-guelph.ca

1st and 5th Wednesday of the month - 12:30-4 pm

Third Wednesday - 9 am to 4 pm

Membership $30/yr + hst

West End Art Group

Rm 2 West End Comm. Centre

Nancy Baker (519-822-6653)

Tuesdays - 12:30-4:00 pm

September – June

Membership $10/yr + hst

West Hills Art Group

Rm 2 West End Comm. Centre

Dale Vardy (519-823-5746)

bdvardy@rogers.com

September - June

Thursdays - noon-4:00 pm

Membership $25.00 + hst

Wood Carving Group

Evergreen Room 2

Ken Fugler (fugler@rogers.com)

Monday – 6-9 pm

Woven Words

Room 4

Ellen & Gordon Webb (519.835.7153)

ellenandgordon@yahoo.ca

Mondays – 10-11 am

Writers Club

Board Room

Susan Jackson (519-265-3246)

susan.guelph@yahoo.ca

1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 1-3 p.m.

Writing Your Life Story

Board Room

Jennifer Blackie

519-824-7204

jblackie@bell.net

Thursdays 1:30-3:30 pm

Seniors Mixed Volleyball

West End

Johanna van Boxtel, 416-579-7143

Johannavanboxtel60@gmail.com

Thursday 10:30 a.m. - noon

$60 for the season, September to June

LEARN

TO CURL!!!

Canasta is Back!

Come out and join our friendly group

for a game of Canasta. We welcome all

levels of players. If you are new to the

game, we will be glad to teach you.

Join us on Fridays from

9:00 to 11:30 a.m. in Room 3.

Contact canastagwsa@gmail.com for

more information.

GWSA has partnered

with the Guelph Curling

Club (just up the street)

to provide our members

with an opportunity to

learn this fabulous game. Come on out!!

WHEN: Every Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m.

beginning January 5, 2023.

COST: $10 for 2 hours of fun and friendships.

Seasoned curlers provide lessons, Club provides

equipment.

This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-SA-NC

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SPECIAL BIRTHDAYS

OF NOTE

“Our Young Seniors”

‘We’re not over the hill; we’re just

gaining speed!’

Carol Kelly - November 29 (80)

Charmaine Nolte - January 30 (87)

SPECIAL WEDDING

ANNIVERSARIES

If you have a birthday or anniversary

that you would like to include in the

Sentinel, please let us know the month

before.

This column is NOT done automatically.

We DON’T have access to your

personal information.

“Passages”

We would like to convey our condolences

to Association Members and their Families

Webb, Eileen passed away on Sunday, November

20, 2022, at the age of 93. She was a long-time

GWSA member and volunteer.

Crane, Audrey passed away on Friday, November

18, 2022, in her 98th year. She was a long-time

GWSA member.

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Clubs and Drop-In Activities JANUARY 2023

R Register W West End Community Centre P Riverside Park Picnic Shelter

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

CLOSED

Happy

New Year

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9:15-9:30a Line Dance Tuto.

9:30-10:30a Beginners Line

Dancing

10-11a Woven Words

10:45-11:45a Intermediate

Line Dancing

12:15-3p Pickleball

12:30-4p Quilting

1-3p Euchre

1-4p Badminton W

2:30-4:30p Mah Jongg

3-6:15p Table Tennis

6-9p Carving Club

16

9:15-9:30a Line Dance Tuto.

9:30-10:30a Beginners Line

Dancing

10-11a Woven Words

10:45-11:45a Intermediate

Line Dancing

3

8:30a-12:30p Pickleball

12-4p Pickleball W

12-4p Rug Hooking

12:30-4p Cribbage

12:30-4p West End Arts W

1-3p Shuffleboard

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold

‘Em Poker

6:30-9p Rec. Bridge

7-9:30p Badminton

10

8:30a-12:30p Pickleball

12-4p Pickleball W

12-4p Rug Hooking

12:30-4p Cribbage

12:30-4p West End Arts W

1-3p Shuffleboard

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold

‘Em Poker

6:30-9p Rec. Bridge

7-9:30p Badminton

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8:30a-12:30p Pickleball

11a-12p Diabetes Support

12-4p Pickleball W

12-4p Rug Hooking

12:30-4p Cribbage

12:30-4p West End Arts W

1-3p Shuffleboard

4

8:30-10a Pickleball

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-1p Table Tennis

10:45-11:45a Walking Club

-Guelph Sports Dome

12:30-4p Watercolour Painters

1-3p Shuffleboard

1-3p Writers Club

1-4p Badminton W

2p BINGO

11

8:30-10a Pickleball

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-1p Table Tennis

10:45-11:45a Walking Club

-Guelph Sports Dome

1-3p Shuffleboard

1-3p Writers Club

1-4p Art Studio in 2

1-4p Badminton W

2p BINGO

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8:30-10a Pickleball

9a-4p Watercolour Painters

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-1p Table Tennis

10:45-11:45a Walking Club

-Guelph Sports Dome

5

8:30-10:30a Pickleball

10:30a-12p Volleyball W

10:30a-1p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

12:30-3:30p Rec. Bridge

1-2p Intro to Line Dancing

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-5p Pickleball (advanced) W

1:30-3:30p Writing Your Life

Story

2:15-3:15p Beginners Line

Dancing

12

8:30-10:30a Pickleball

10:30a-12p Volleyball W

10:30a-1p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

12:30-3:30p Rec. Bridge

1-2p Intro to Line Dancing

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-5p Pickleball (advanced) W

1:30-3:30p Writing Your Life

Story

2:15-3:15p Beginners Line

Dancing

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8:30-10:30a Pickleball

10:30a-12p Volleyball W

10:30a-1p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

12:30-3:30p Rec. Bridge

1-2p Intro to Line Dancing

6

8:30-10:30a Pickleball

8:30a-1:30p Crafts

9-11:30a Canasta

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge

10:30a-1p Badminton

12-1p Silver Strummers Beg.

1-2p Silver Strummers Exp.

1-4p Euchre

1-4p Pickleball

1-4p Table Tennis W

2-3p Silvertones

13

8:30-10:30a Pickleball

8:30a-1:30p Crafts

9-11:30a Canasta

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge

10a-12p Chess

10:30a-1p Badminton

12-1p Silver Strummers Beg.

1-2p Silver Strummers Exp.

1-3:30p Book Club 2

1-4p Euchre

1-4p Pickleball

1-4p Table Tennis W

2-3p Silvertones

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8:30-10:30a Pickleball

8:30a-1:30p Crafts

9-11:30a Canasta

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge

10:30a-1p Badminton

12-1p Silver Strummers Beg.

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12:15-3p Pickleball

12:30-4p Quilting

1-3p Euchre

1-4p Badminton W

2:30-4:30p Mah Jongg

3-6:15p Table Tennis

6-9p Carving Club

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9:15-9:30a Line Dance Tuto.

9:30-10:30a Beginners Line

Dancing

10-11a Woven Words

10:45-11:45a Intermediate

Line Dancing

12:15-3p Pickleball

12:30-4p Quilting

1-3p Euchre

1-4p Badminton W

2:30-4:30p Mah Jongg

3-6:15p Table Tennis

6-9p Carving Club

30

9:15-9:30a Line Dance Tuto.

9:30-10:30a Begin. Line Dance

10-11a Woven Words

10:45-11:45a Intermediate

Line Dancing

12:15-3p Pickleball

12:30-4p Quilting

1-3p Euchre

1-4p Badminton W

2:30-4:30p Mah Jongg

2:30-5p Into Focus Photog.

3-6:15p Table Tennis

6-9p Carving Club

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold

‘Em Poker

6:30-9p Rec. Bridge

7-9:30p Badminton

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8:30a-12:30p Pickleball

12-4p Pickleball W

12-4p Rug Hooking

12:30-4p Cribbage

12:30-4p West End Arts W

1-3p Shuffleboard

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold

‘Em Poker

6:30-9p Rec. Bridge

7-9:30p Badminton

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8:30a-12:30p Pickleball

10a-12p Diabetes Support

12-4p Pickleball W

12-4p Rug Hooking

12:30-4p Cribbage

12:30-4p West End Arts W

1-3p Shuffleboard

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold

‘Em Poker

6:30-9p Rec. Bridge

7-9:30p Badminton

1-3p Shuffleboard

1-4p Badminton W

2p BINGO

25

8:30-10a Pickleball

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-1p Table Tennis

10:45-11:45a Walking Club

-Guelph Sports Dome

1-3p Shuffleboard

1-3p Writers Club

1-4p Art Studio in 2

1-4p Badminton W

2p BINGO

Weekend Activities

Saturday

9a-12p Table Tennis

Sunday

8:30a-1:30p Pickleball

1:30-3:30p Badminton

DANCE JAN. 28

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-5p Pickleball (advanced) W

1:30-3:30p Writing Your Life

Story

2:15-3:15p Beginners Line

Dancing

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8:30-10:30a Pickleball

10:30a-12p Volleyball W

10:30a-1p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

12:30-3:30p Rec. Bridge

1-2p Intro to Line Dancing

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-5p Pickleball (advanced) W

1:30-3:30p Writing Your Life

Story

2:15-3:15p Beginners Line

Dancing

Everyday Activities

Snooker—9a-4p

Book Nook—

Mon-Fri – 10a-4p

1-2p Silver Strummers Exp.

1-4p Euchre

1-4p Pickleball

1-4p Table Tennis W

2-3p Silvertones

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8:30-10:30a Pickleball

8:30a-1:30p Crafts

9-11:30a Canasta

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge

10a-12p Chess

10:30a-1p Badminton

12-1p Silver Strummers Beg.

1-2p Silver Strummers Exp.

1-2:30p Book Club 1

1-4p Euchre

1-4p Pickleball

1-4p Table Tennis W

2-3p Silvertones

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PHONE, TEXT, AND EMAIL

SCAM TACTICS ARE GETTING

MORE AGGRESSIVE

high they’ll have no idea what you are talking about

because the call you received was from a scammer

trying to gain access to your computer — and your

personal information.

Scammers are calling peoples’ home phones and

smart phones (even using text messages) and they

are getting increasingly aggressive.

Among the common ruses are claims of being with

the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA). Callers

request personal information such as a social

insurance number or credit card number in order to

process a refund. A disturbing trend has been callers

who use threats and stern language, claiming that

their victim owes money to the government and must

pay immediately or they will be arrested.

In some cases, the scammers are even able to spoof

phone numbers so it appears as though they are

calling from a legitimate number. Be skeptical!

The CRA doesn’t call and demand Canadians

withdraw money immediately to pay off tax

assessments (the agency suggests contacting them

directly if you receive a call of this nature).

Real companies and government agencies don’t

demand payment in gift cards

Scammers can run into issues where banks and

credit card companies stop payments on their

extortion attempts if the victim catches on quickly

enough. So some have turned to demanding payment

via gift cards or crypto currency instead. That in

itself is a huge warning sign that you are dealing

with a scammer: no retailer, support company, or

government agency is going to call you up and ask

you to pay a fee using gift cards or Bitcoin.

Tech support won’t call you out of the blue

If you get a call from someone claiming to be from

technical support — Apple, Microsoft, Geek Squad,

your cellular provider, or whatever — this is almost

undoubtedly a scammer. Unless you previously

placed a call looking for help and follow-up was

promised, you are not going to get a call out of the

blue from any tech support staff. These companies

do not randomly need remote access to your

computer to scan it for viruses, and they do not need

to check to see if it needs a system upgrade, so don’t

give them access. Admittedly, the scammers can be

convincing, often leading with questions that ring of

truth. For example, they might ask if you’ve noticed

a recent slowdown in your internet performance —

don’t fall for it.

If you think for some reason that the call might be

legitimate, hang up, then call the company back at its

official phone number listed on their website and ask

if there is an open ticket for your name. Odds are

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E-mail extortion

Another recent tactic used by scammers is a con

that takes advantage of several trends: celebrity

smartphone hacking and a general distrust of smart

or connected devices. The ruse usually goes along

the lines of the scammer claiming to have hacked a

computer webcam to record compromising video of

the victim. Perhaps instead, they claim to have

access to records showing visits to questionable

websites. The victim is told to make a payment

(often in Bitcoin) immediately or the embarrassing

info will be released to the public, or to their

family.

In the vast majority of cases, the claims are false.

Without compromising a computer via malware,

gaining access to its webcam or browsing history is

rare. If you are concerned, make sure your devices

are protected with security software, and consider

a webcam cover that physically blocks the lens

when not in use.

Protect yourself and your family from phishing

Phishing is one of the biggest security issues, and

the criminals running these schemes are getting more

sophisticated. Phishing is an attempt to trick you into

revealing confidential information, to download

malware, or to visit a website where your computer

will be attacked.

To protect yourself and your family from phishing

attacks, there are several key strategies to follow.

The first is to take a deep breath and take your time.

One of the primary methods used is to give a sense

of urgency. Your account is about to be shut down!

That is designed to trick you into acting quickly,

without thinking. However, if there is something

truly urgent, your bank, ISP or the CRA are not

going to send you an e-mail directing you to take

immediate action.

Make sure that you don’t act right away on any

e-mail and make sure your family members know

not to do so.

Once that moment of panic passes, a close

examination of the e-mail will almost always reveal

hints of its sinister purpose. For example, the sender

is often a clearly unofficial account. The e-mail will

address you in a general term, such as “dear

customer.” There are often typos (although they have

been improving on this front). There is always a link

to click or an attachment to download. Don’t do it.

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If you have any concern the e-mail might be

legitimate, call the company or agency who

supposedly sent it.

A recent e-mail I received from “Apple”:

• It was in my SPAM folder. Your e-mail client’s

SPAM filtering capabilities are far from perfect,

but they are a first line of defense. Finding this

seemingly important e-mail in my SPAM folder

is an immediate red flag to use caution.

• The subject is “important message” which is

pushing the fear button. A legitimate e-mail from

Apple Support will have an actual, specific issue

in that subject, such as “Your Apple ID was used

to sign into iCloud via a new computer.”

• The e-mail is addressed to “Recipients” instead

of to the e-mail address registered to my Apple

account. This is a big clue that this is a mass

mailing, not something sent specifically to me.

• The sender is identified as “Apple Support” but

look at their e-mail address. This is probably the

single biggest giveaway. Do you suppose Apple

is sending official e-mails using the account

teg@inv.com?

• The greeting starts with “Dear Customer” instead

of my name. Apple includes customer names to

add a personal touch, but also to show it’s not a

phishing e-mail.

• The text has no spelling errors, but the e-mail is

rambling, lacks punctuation and repeatedly uses

the word “Apple” in an attempt to sound more

official.

• The final big giveaway - and the point of this

entire phishing e-mail - is the instruction to click

on a link to “restore the account.” Blindly click

that link and the trouble begins.

Apple will sometimes send legitimate e-mails with

instructions to go to a website; however, Apple will

spell the link out so you can see exactly where you’re

being directed. The last such e-mail I received from

them directed me to go to https://appleid.apple.com,

a destination that is clearly going to Apple’s domain.

This example of a phishing e-mail is disguised to

look as though it came from Apple, but there are

many variations on the theme. You’ll likely receive

similar e-mails allegedly sent by other companies,

your ISP, your bank, and government agencies. Use

extreme caution to avoid being scammed.

Be prepared for text message scams and other

new tactics

Scammers are constantly changing their tactics. As

people become more aware of the risks of email

phishing, criminals change their approach. Recent

developments include sending fraudulent text

messages; for example, you might receive a text

message claiming there is a billing problem with

your Netflix account or other service, asking you to

click on a link to fix the problem immediately or else

the service will discontinue. Obviously, the goal is to

get some personal information from you, especially

payment information. Don’t be fooled!

The key to staying safe is to watch for the warning

flags (the sense of urgency will almost always be

there), and use scepticism. Don’t click a link that a

stranger sends to you; google the actual service to get

the real e-mail or customer support phone number.

Resources are available to help

The common factor in almost all of these scams is

fear. Fear of consequences, fear of losing money,

fear of embarrassment, and - rather ironically - fear

of being the victim of a scam. To the point where the

victim is so worried that they will either give

someone remote access to their computer in order to

“secure” it, or pay them money outright for fear they

are going to be investigated, audited or even arrested.

You should be cautious whenever an agency

reaches out to you for personal information or a

payment of any kind. If you’re suspicious of a phone

call, ordinary mail, or e-mail, take some time to think

it through. You can find the customer service contact

information of any agency or business using the

internet. Also, you can check with the Canadian

Anti-Fraud Centre, an excellent resource from the

government of Canada. If you’re worried your

computer may have been hacked or infected, scan it

with anti-virus software, or bring it to a computer

service shop like Staples or Best Buy for an

examination.

Above all, stay informed, be wary, protect your

devices, and don’t panic. When you act calmly and

without panic, the scammers almost always lose -

and you stay safe!

This article was provided by Best Buy’s Geek Squad

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BINGO - WEDNESDAYS STARTING AT 2 P.M.

Come out and join the fun - win prizes!

$15.00 per book. First Come, First Served - Room 4

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JANUARY 28

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

683 Woolwich St., Guelph

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2023

(Upcoming Dances: February 18, March 18 & April 29)

7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Dance to the music of DJ Rob Martine

Tickets are $15.00 each (non-refundable)

Tickets may be purchased at the door. Tickets may also be purchased in advance

by phoning 519-837-5699 or in person at any City of Guelph Recreational

Facility, such as: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre, Victoria Road

Recreational Centre, West End Community Centre.

To reserve a group table, call Margaret Waldron at 519-836-8534

Or email me at dances@gwsa-guelph.ca

See website: https://gwsa-guelph.ca/Saturday-social-dances/

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INCOME TAX CLINIC

I will be back in 2023 doing income

taxes clinics at the Evergreen. Dates to

be determine. For more details see the

February 2023 Sentinel.

Cost: $55 for seniors.

Sharon Lamers

Do your houseplants need help? Going on vacation

and need your plants to be watered by a reliable

person?

Overwhelmed with the thought of repotting and don’t

know where to start?

I will come to your home and instruct you on how to

rejuvenate and manage your plant collection. Too

much work and no time? Then have me do it for you.

Set up a consultation date and time.

$25 for initial visit.

Got questions? I will do my best to assist you.

Colleen Simmons, 519-429-4634

upinatree123@gmail.com

The Wood Carving Club had their Christmas Party on December 5th and showed off

some of their creative carving projects.

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NIGHT NOISE

by Susan Jackson, Writers’ Club

There was a sharp beep, and then another. The sound

awakened her. What was that noise? Was it really the

smoke alarm? It was. Why? Why? She pulled back the

covers, and sat upright into the cool of the room. It was

2:30 a.m., and the smoke alarm was beeping. She got

up, went out to the hall, and stood under the alarm,

while it beeped at her.

Maybe she better check the hall. She gingerly opened

the apartment door, stuck her face out, and sniffed the

air. No cause for concern there. She closed the door,

and thought about the choices. If there was no danger,

she had to silence that alarm until the morning. There

was no way out. She needed to reach that alarm and see

if she could undo the contact. It was wired into an

electrical line.

She turned the light on in the hall, and had a serious

look upwards. It beeped again. Someone had to get up

there, and she was the only one available. There was no

alternative.

She would have to climb on a chair, or be kept awake

by that beep for the rest of the night. Neither choice was

a good one.

She pulled over a dining room chair, positioned it

against a wall, and got the foot stool for the step up to

the chair. Her left leg was always a problem. If it wasn’t

her ankle being difficult, then it was her knee being iffy.

She needed to be very careful. There could be no

missteps. The number one problem that put old people

in the hospital was falls in the home. There could be

none of that. She climbed up, bracing one hand against

the wall, and the other on the back of the chair. She

lifted her arms above her head, and twisted the alarm off

the ceiling. The insides were a jumble of wires. She

tugged at a possible plug, but it did not release. There

was no way she could deal with this alarm. She twisted

it back into place on the ceiling, and then began the very

careful descent from the chair, to step stool, to floor

once more. Somehow the beeping had stopped. What a

relief.

An hour later she was once again awakened by the

shrill beep. Nothing for it then, but the second option.

She was to live with the sharp beep until morning. For a

start she searched for her ear plugs. Ear plugs are very

useful things. When she was in Taiwan, the nights were

often punctuated by the sound of firecrackers.

Firecrackers were a great favorite for religious

celebrations, and there seemed to be quite a few of

those. She complained to Jennifer, one of her students,

that it was ridiculous that people were allowed to set off

firecrackers in the middle of the night. She laughed and

said “people would just say that person was very

religious”. There you have it. She suggested ear plugs,

which were conveniently found in the bookstore the

very next day. They were a godsend.

With the orange foam earplugs in place, there was a

satisfying muffling of the beep. Then she shut the

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bedroom door. The sound was muffled even more. She

climbed back under the warm covers, and pulled them

over her ear. The result was going to have to be

acceptable.

Around 6:30 a.m. she awoke to the muffled beep. She

at least had some sleep.

The first thing she did when she got up was look in

the desk for her receipt for the alarm. It was installed

three years previously. She found the company’s phone

number in the corner of the invoice, and called. They

were electricians.

“Hello, you installed a fire alarm in my apartment

three years ago. It is a wired-in type. It is beeping, and I

need it fixed.”

“Okay, can you tell me what it looks like? Is it

mushroom shaped or square?”

“It is mushroom shaped.”

“Is the beeping a single beep, or three beeps in a

row?”

“It is a single beep.”

“It sounds like it needs a new battery.”

“It doesn’t have a battery. It is wired in electrically. I

had it off the ceiling. There was no battery inside, just

wires. The smoke detector that I had previously for 10

years never needed a battery.”

“Yes, but the new smoke detector now has a 9 volt

battery as a backup. It should be replaced once a year.”

“What? No one ever told me there was a battery in it.

Well, whatever, if that is the problem, I don't know

where the battery goes, and I am not climbing on a chair

again. I am 75, and it is not wise for old ladies to climb

on chairs.”

“I'm sorry, I don’t have anyone in the area this

morning to do a quick stop in. I would have to charge

you for a service call.”

“So is that like $50 or something?”

“It is $105. Do you have anyone who can change it for

you?”

“Jeez. No, I need you to send someone.”

“Okay then. Do you have a 9 volt battery on hand?”

“No. How much will that cost?”

“Only $3.50.”

“Okay, bring a battery please.”

“Do you have anyone who can look at it?”

“No, I don’t, and I need the beeping to stop.”

When she got off the phone, she put her earplugs back

in, and made her breakfast. The repairman could not

come until after 1 o’clock.

He turned out to be a very pleasant man. She told him

she needed to watch carefully to see where this battery

was installed. It was so easy. It was an outside hidden

clip that swung open to reveal the battery. He even

marked the clip with his pen. Furthermore, he left her

the instruction note that was in another battery package

that he had with him. The beeping stopped.

Three weeks passed, and there was still no invoice in

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with this ad

Please call 519-821-6683

A volunteer snow removal service for eligible

seniors and those living with physical disabilities

519-822-1155.

The winter season is almost upon us. In partnership

with the City of Guelph, PIN –The People and

Information Network - offers a volunteer snow

removal service for eligible seniors and persons with

physical disabilities. During a significant snow event,

after the residential streets are plowed, volunteers

visit their match within 24 hours to clear the windrow

(the accumulation of snow left at the end of a

driveway).

Last year, 111 Snow Angels contributed 1,375 hours

of snow shovelling service. In total, 145 residents

were helped during the winter season. The support

from this program is evident from feedback from one

resident, “This service is not only helpful in a practise

sense, but it also engenders a feeling of being

connected to the community. Knowing that others

care about my well-being is immensely important. My

Snow Angel lending a helping hand when I most

needed it makes all the difference in the world.

For those volunteering for the service, it contributes a

tremendous amount to the overall well-being of our

community. Volunteering with the program is truly

‘the neighbourly thing to do’ and is a great way for

families to volunteer together, or high school

students.

For the residents of the Snow Angels program, it’s a

vital service that allows them to stay connected to

their community while living in their own spaces.

In order to be eligible for this service, residents

must:

• Reside in the City of Guelph in a single dwelling

or semi-detached house with private driveway.

• Be unable to remove their own snow and cannot

afford to pay for snow removal.

• Have no able-bodied person living in the

household to shovel snow.

• Be a senior citizen (aged 65 years or older) and/or

have a physical disability.

Please note that the People and Information Network

(PIN) reserves the right to ask for documentation

verifying proof of disability and/or inability to pay for

private snow removal services in order to ensure

services are provided to those in our community who

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RECREATION & LEISURE PROGRAMS for SENIORS 55+

held at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre unless otherwise indicated — call 519-823-1291.

Please register in person at our recreation facilities, over the phone by calling 519-837-5699, or online at

recenroll.ca. Registration opened on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, for Winter 2023 programs (running January-

March 2023). PLEASE NOTE: Programs may be cancelled if there is low registration, so be sure to register.

Fees do not include HST.

DROP IN PROGRAMS

Drop In Pickleball

Drop in and join us for a fun and active game of

pickleball. Whether you have played racquet sports or

not, the game is easy to learn and is facilitated by staff.

Paddles and balls are provided, but feel free to bring

your own if you wish.

Location:

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre (Auditorium)

(Wednesday)

West End Community Centre (Gym) (Monday, Tuesday)

Course ID: Monday (32023)

Tuesday (32024)

Wednesday (32022)

Class Length: Monday: 1 hour (11 a.m.-12 p.m.)

Tuesday: 1 hour (10-11 a.m.)

Wednesday: 2 hours (7:15-9:15 p.m.)

Dates: Monday: January 9-March 27

Tuesday: January 10-March 28

Wednesday: January 4-March 29

Fees: Adult: $7.04, Senior: $5.63

DANCE

Cardio Dance

This innovative, fun and exciting dance fitness class is

guaranteed to get you moving into shape. This safe and

effective total body workout is specifically designed for

beginners and seniors.

Location: Victoria Road Rec Centre (Maple Room)

Course ID: 31342

Class Length: 1 hour (11 a.m.-12 p.m.)

Dates: January 11-March 29

Fees: Member: $85.32, Non-Member: $98.16

FITNESS

Cardio and Strength (Level 1)

This beginner strength training class focuses on

functional exercises that include balance, flexibility and

cardiovascular movements. Exercises are performed both

sitting and standing. Hand weights are used for

strengthening and toning muscles. Join us to keep your

body fit!

Location: Victoria Road Rec Centre (Maple Room)

Course ID: 31337

Class Length: 1 hour (9:30-10:30 a.m.)

Dates: January 11-March 29 (Wednesday)

Fees: Member: $85.32, Non-Member: $98.16

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Cardio and Strength (Level 2)

This intermediate/advance strength training class focuses

on a low impact cardio warmup. This class performs

functional exercises that include balance, flexibility and

cardiovascular movements. Exercises are performed

sitting and standing. A variety of equipment is used

throughout the classes which may include bands,

stability balls and weights of your choice. Join us to keep

your body fit!

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre (Room

4)

Course ID: Monday: 31339

Friday: 31338

Class Length: 1 hour (9-10 a.m.)

Dates: Monday: January 9-March 27

Friday: January 13-March 31

Fees: Member: $78.21, Non-Member: $89.98

Cardio and Strength (Level 3)

Come and challenge your fitness level in this advanced

strength training class. Focusing on a low impact cardio

warmup, this class performs functional exercises that

include balance, flexibility and cardiovascular

movements. A variety of equipment is used throughout

the classes which may include bands, stability balls and

weights of your choice. Join us to keep your body fit!

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre (Room

4)

Course ID: Monday: 31341

Friday: 31340

Class Length: 1 hour (8-9 a.m.)

Dates: Monday: January 9-March 27

Friday: January 13-March 31

Fees: Member: $78.21, Non-Member: $89.98

Total Body Conditioning

This total body conditioning class will challenge the

active individual. A cardio warmup will prepare you for

a resistance training, balance, flexibility, and core

strength and floor workout. The benefits of regular

exercise consisting of these major components will

improve your mental, physical and emotional health.

Increase your energy level to be able to carry out daily

tasks and reduce your chances of osteoporosis.

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre (Room

4)

Course ID: 31358

Class Length: 1 hour (8-9 a.m.)

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Dates: January 11-March 29

Fees: Member: $85.32, Non-Member: $98.16

Introduction to Strength Training (Jan.-Feb.)

What is strength training all about? How do you get

started? Which exercises are the best ones? What about

form? Let us show you the answers! You will go from

learning the theory behind the importance of strength

training to mastering the technique behind bodyweight,

free weight and barbell training. Our qualified

instructors will take you through a progressive training

program that will help you gain a better understanding of

exercise and program design, help you increase your

strength and, most importantly, your confidence in and

out of the gym.

Location: West End Community Centre (Fitness Room)

Course ID: 9-10 a.m.: 32245

10-11 a.m.: 32247

Class Length: 1 hour (9-10 a.m.); 1 hour (10-11 a.m.)

Dates: January 11-February 15 (Wednesday)

Fees: Member: Free, Non-Member: Free

Introduction to Strength Training (Feb.-March)

Location: West End Community Centre (Fitness Room)

Course ID: 9-10 a.m.: 32246

10-11 a.m.: 32248

Class Length: 1 hour (9-10 a.m.); 1 hour (10-11 a.m.)

Dates: February 22-March 29 (Wednesday)

Fees: Member: Free, Non-Member: Free

Drum and Jump

Good for the brain and great for the body; Drum and

Jump is a high-fun, high-energy fitness program that

combines music, dance and rhythm. Using a stability

ball and drumsticks you will drum to the beat of the

music. No experience required - just drum to your own

beat!

Location: Victoria Road Rec. Centre (Maple Room)

Course ID: 31345

Class Length: 1 hour (4-5 p.m.)

Dates: January 11-March 29 (Wednesday)

Fees: Member: $85.32, Non-Member: $98.16

Falling Prevention and Navigation

In this program, participants will learn practical

exercises for preventing falls in day-to-day life, as well

as tools to aid in negotiating a fall, should it occur. We

will focus on building knowledge of the body to increase

confidence in movement. It will include: exercises for

increasing proprioception (for the feet, eyes, and spine) –

study of walking mechanics to invite mindful movement

– practice of ramping and spiralling pathways for

support in falling – explorations of how to use the limbs

and body for counterbalance

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre (Room

4)

Course ID: 31347

Class Length: 1 hour (1:30-2:30 p.m.)

Dates: February 6-March 27 (Monday)

Fees: Member: $49.77, Non-Member: $57.26

Strength and Balance

This beginner class will focus on fall prevention, whole

body movements and balance. It is designed to improve

general mobility and overall strength to make everyday

tasks easier. You can expect to see improvement in

posture. The class presents an excellent opportunity for

beginners to start exercising with an aerobic, strength

and flexibility component.

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre (Room

4)

Course ID: 31355

Class Length: 1 hour (12-1 p.m.)

Dates: January 11-March 29

Fees: Member: $85.32, Non-Member: $98.16

Meditation and Relaxation

Learn to develop skills to cultivate a different

relationship to stress, including stress that can result

from managing a variety of chronic health conditions.

Sessions include: variety of meditation practices, gentle

mindful movement practices, reflective and practical

exercises, and discussions on stress. Examples of

mindfulness training: Deep breathing, Meditation,

Gentle movement.

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

(Room 4)

Course ID: 31351

Class Length: 1 hour (8:30-9:30 a.m.)

Dates: January 12-March 30 (Thursday)

Fees: Member: Free, Non-Member: Free

OUTDOOR FITNESS

Snowshoeing

Join us for a leisurely, instructor-led, winter walk

through the Guelph trails. Snowshoes are provided and

the instructor can assist you in getting geared up. We

will meet in the Evergreen lobby and hit the trails from

there!

Location: Riverside Park

Course ID: 31362

Class Length: 1.5 hours (11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

Dates: January 13-March 3

Fees: Member: $56.88, Non-Member: $65.44

LIFESTYLE

Lunch and Learn – January: John Galt and Guelph’s

early years

Stay connected with peers in your community and make

new friends. Our Lunch and Learn Program is a great

way to take part in social activities in a friendly and

inclusive environment.

Discover more about John Galt and the early years of

Guelph’s history. Hear some fun and interesting stories

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about our first buildings, industry and influences that

helped shape the cities growth and development.

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre (Room

4)

Date: January 26 (Thursday)

Course ID: 31382

Class Length: 1.5 hours (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)

Fees: Member: $10.00, Non-Member: $10.00

Lunch and Learn – February: University of Guelph

Anatomy Program Information Session

Stay connected with peers in your community and make

new friends. Our Lunch and Learn Program is a great

way to take part in social activities in a friendly and

inclusive environment.

Please join us as we share information about the Human

Anatomy Program at the University of Guelph. We look

forwarding to talking with you about our program, our

students, and the gift of whole-body donation. After the

presentation, we look forward to having an open

discussion, and answering any questions about the

Human Anatomy Program.

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

(Room 4)

Date: February 23 (Thursday)

Course ID: 31383

Class Length: 1.5 hours (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)

Fees: Member: $10.00, Non-Member: $10.00

Lunch and Learn – March

Stay connected with peers in your community and make

new friends. Our Lunch and Learn Program is a great

way to take part in social activities in a friendly and

inclusive environment.

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre (Room

4)

Date: March 30 (Thursday)

Course ID: 31384

Class Length: 1.5 hours (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)

Fees: Member: $10.00, Non-Member: $10.00

Spanish

Learn Spanish by enjoying basic conversations and

hands-on activities, with which you will connect and

communicate in a free way, using this language from the

beginning. Starting with basic grammar and vocabulary,

this program will help you to acquire a practical use of

language on context and for specific purposes. Also, you

will know and appreciate some cultural aspects of

Spanish speaking countries. Whether you are just

starting out or brushing up your Spanish skills, you are

welcome to join us.

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre (Board

Room)

Course ID: 31354

Class Length: 1 hour (3:30-4:30 p.m.)

Dates: January 24-March 28 (Tuesday)

Fees: Member: $159.28, Non-Member: $183.15

QI GONG

Qi Gong 1

Discover this ancient healing practice that has been a

part of Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. Qi

Gong includes a variety of exercises, including slow

meditative movements, shaking and tapping, and

acupressure and self-massage. This program will guide

participants through a series of gentle movements along

with supplementary meditations, exercises, and selfmassage

techniques to boost immunity and enhance

overall well-being.

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

(Room 4)

Course ID: Monday (31353)

Tuesday (32439)

Class Length: 1.5 hours; 1 hour

Monday (12-1:30 p.m.)

Tuesday (11 a.m.-12 p.m.)

Dates: Monday: February 6-March 27

Tuesday: February 7-March 28

Fees: Monday: Member: $49.77, Non-Member: $57.26

Tuesday: Member: $56.88, Non-Member: $65.44

TAI CHI

Tai Chi – Beginner

This program welcomes those who are new to Tai Chi as

well as those who are wishing to reinforce the

foundations. Focusing on the basic vocabulary of the

stances and co-ordination of the postures, this meditative

movement practice is accessible to all.

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre (Room

4)

Course ID: 31356

Class Length: 1 hour (9-10 a.m.)

Dates: February 7-March 28 (Tuesday)

Fees: Member: $56.88, Non-Member: $65.44

Tai Chi – Intermediate

Learn the meditative movement practice of Tai Chi

Chuan. This session focuses on the Yang Style 37-

Posture Form. It is advised to have previous experience

with Tai Chi Chuan movements and foundations for this

class.

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre (Room

4)

Course ID: 31357

Class Length: 1 hour (10-11 a.m.)

Dates: February 7-March 28 (Tuesday)

Fees: Member: $56.88, Non-Member: $65.44

PILATES

Pilates

Learn the principles of Pilates. Begin to strengthen and

lengthen muscles, as well as gaining many other benefits

to your body! Up to 10 minutes of standing exercises for

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balance.

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

(Room 4)

Course ID: 31352

Class Length: 1 hour (11 a.m.-12 p.m.)

Dates: January 11-March 29 (Wednesday)

Fees: Member: $85.32, Non-Member: $98.16

VISUAL ARTS

Acrylic Painting

Join us for informative lessons in painting with acrylics.

Stroke types, techniques and form will be the focus of

this hands-on class. Be inspired, have an open mind, and

create your masterpiece with this form of art.

Location: Victoria Road Rec Centre (Cedar Room)

Course ID: 32025

Class Length: 3 hours (9 a.m.-12 p.m.)

Dates: February 9-March 30 (Thursday)

Fees: Member: $115.84, Non-Member: $133.20

Sketching

Sketching is a good way to learn or improve your

drawing skills. This course suits all levels of students

who want to know how to draw quick and accurate

sketches. Whether you want to prepare for a big project

or draw the world around us, sketching is a great way to

express yourself.

Location: Victoria Road Rec Centre (Cedar Room)

Course ID: 32026

Class Length: 3 hours (9 a.m.-12 p.m.)

Dates: February 7-March 28

Fees: Member: $115.84, Non-Member: $133.20

Latin American Cinema

Join us as we view and analyze Latin American film

directors, from the 1980s to the present. We will

socialize interpretations and comments about the films

through discussion and activities.

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre (Board

Room)

Course ID: 32300

Class Length: 1 hour (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

Dates: February 9-March 30 (Thursday)

Fees: Member: $115.84, Non-Member: $133.20

Watercolours

This watercolours class is for all levels of painters. The

instructor will work with participants on an individual

basis or in small groups of similar interest or skill.

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre (Room

2)

Course ID: 31359

Class Length: 3 hours (9 a.m.-12 p.m.)

Dates: January 9-March 27 (Monday)

Fees: Member: $159.28, Non-Member: $183.15

YOGA

Breathe Well, Move Better

Come and learn ways to improve breathing, mobility,

blood flow and posture - all of which affect how we feel

and move every day! Take home some short routines

that are easy to incorporate into your daily life that will

enhance your well being!

Location: Victoria Road Rec Centre (Maple Room)

Course ID: 32253

Class Length: 1 hour (2-3 p.m.)

Dates: January 11-March 29 (Wednesday

Fees: Member: $85.32, Non-Member: $98.16

Chair Yoga

Chair yoga offers the same benefits as other yoga

practices, such as increased flexibility, strengthening,

proper breathing and increasing range of motion in the

joints. Simply use a chair to assist with postures. Chair

yoga is for everyone, especially those who may have

limited mobility and/or are unable to get up and down

on a yoga mat. Postures can be modified to meet

students' needs.

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

(Room 4)

Course ID: Monday: 31343

Wednesday: 31344

Class Length: 1 hour

Monday (11 a.m.-12 p.m.)

Wednesday (9:15-10:15 a.m.)

Dates: Monday: January 9-March 27

Wednesday: January 11-March 29

Fees: Member: $85.32, Non-Member: $98.16

Gentle Yoga

This program is open to everyone. We will explore this

centuries old discipline which brings health and vitality

to the body, peace to the mind and joy to the spirit.

Participants must have the mobility to move from

standing positions to lying/sitting on a mat on the floor.

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre (Room

4) (Thursday, Friday)

Victoria Road Rec Centre (Maple Room) (Tuesday)

Course ID: Tuesday: 31349

Thursday: 31348

Friday: 31360

Class Length: 1 hour

Tuesday, Thursday (2-3 p.m.)

Friday (10:15-11:15 a.m.)

Dates: Tuesday: January 10-March 28

Thursday: January 12-March 30

Friday: January 13-March 31

Fees: Member: $78.21 (Friday) $85.32 (Tuesday,

Thursday) Non-Member: $89.98 (Friday), $98.16

(Tuesday, Thursday)

Stem from the Brain Yoga

This course brings together ancient Indian yogic

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practices of movement, breath and meditation, along

with new pain research, the latest strength and mobility

training, and best practices in yoga for Traumatic Brain

Injury (TBI) and trauma. It uses repetition of concepts

and actions. The pace, format and tone of this course is

especially designed for people with mild brain injuries,

those living with Post Concussion Syndrome and stroke

survivors.

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

(Room 4)

Course ID: 31398

Class Length: 1 hour (8-9 a.m.)

Dates: January 10-March 28 (Tuesday)

Fees: Member: $85.32, Non-Member: $98.16

Yoga Nidra

Nidra actually means sleep. This class will promote

restorative relaxation by using deep breathing methods,

guided visualization and progressive relaxation using

very specific techniques involving 4 senses. Feel rested

and renewed!

Location: Victoria Road Rec Centre (Maple Room)

Course ID: 32252

Class Length: 1 hour (1-2 p.m.)

Dates: January 11-March 29 (Wednesday)

Fees: Member: $85.32, Non-Member: $98.16

Course ID: 32140

Class Length: 1 hour (2-3 p.m.)

Dates: January 10-March 28

Fees: Member: $85.32, Non-Member: $98.16

SPECIAL EVENTS

Retire in Style

Visit this FREE one-day event at the Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre and connect with community

services and businesses about: Housing; travel; health

services; education; volunteer opportunities; recreation

activities

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

Date: Friday, January 27 (11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.)

Fees: Member: FREE Non-Member: FREE

Valentine’s Day Art Workshop

LOVE! Together in this workshop we will create

beautiful Valentine’s Day artwork.

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre (Room

2)

Date: Tuesday, February 14 (10-11:30 a.m.)

Course ID: 31346

Fees: Member: $20.00 Non-Member: $20.00

Kum Nye

Pronounced “koom nay,” this gentle massage and

movement system heals body and mind by replenishing

energy. Kum Nye promotes deep relaxation, so that

students can ease naturally into meditative concentration.

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

(Room 4)

EVERGREEN MARKET

‘For Sale’ ads will be left in for 3 issues from first insertion

(i.e., in Sept. issue - removed from Dec. issue); if you wish

it to remain in longer, please contact The Sentinel office

and/or leave us a message. If your item sells, please let us

know so that we can remove it. NO ‘Accommodation’ or

‘Vehicle’ ads will be included in the Evergreen Market.

Such ads will be treated as advertising inserted within these

pages at the current Sentinel advertising rates plus HST.

Thank you, Sentinel Administrator.

FOR SALE

Epson C88+ Colour Printer. Used. Asking

$35. Call Frank at 519-826-0174.

1 Exercise bicycle, new, $50 OBO. Treadmill,

10 years old, good condition, $200

OBO. Two pretty bedroom lamps, good condition,

need new lamp shades, $20 OBO. Call

Sandy at 519-265-8963.

WANTED

Looking to hire someone to blow snow on a

small shared driveway on Starwood Drive,

close to Grange. Please call 519-780-0462.

Free advertising for GWSA members

ONLY.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO INCLUDE

YOUR NAME AND PHONE NUMBER

WITH YOUR ITEM(S).

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Sunday February 12, 2023

Elmira Theatre — Salt-Water Moon

Total cost: Members only - $45.00 (nonrefundable) Code - 32947

Registration starts on Mon. Jan. 2, 2023 - Booking deadline is Wed. Feb. 1, 2023

Depart: Evergreen Centre: 12:20 p.m. Carousel: 12:30 p.m. Return: 4:45 p.m.

Come with us to see a dramatic comedy at the Elmira

Theatre - Salt-Water Moon is a play written by David

French and takes place on a moonlit night in August

1926 (warning: fog machine will be used in this

production).

Price of $45.00 per person includes transportation -

by school bus, show ticket, and tip for the driver.

Refund Policy: This trip is NON-REFUNDABLE; doctor’s certificates will not be accepted.

Should there be a mandatory provincial shutdown due to COVID-19 or GWSA cancels the trip

due to lack of participation, all participants will receive a full refund to their method of

payment. Don’t Wait! That means booking your trip before the trip must be cancelled due to

low participation. It takes time to put these trips together and we need your commitment to

make these trips happen!

The Travel Committee must give the number of bookings by Wednesday, February 1, 2023,

and, if there are not enough reservations at that time, the trip will be cancelled!

Parking: Please do NOT park your vehicles in the Evergreen parking lot while you are on a

day trip. Vehicles must be left at the Carousel parking area in Riverside Park where you will

board the bus. This allows for other members to have a place to park when they come

throughout the day.

Accessibility: Unfortunately there will be no wheelchair accessibility on this trip as we are

going by school bus.

PROCEDURES FOR BOOKING THIS TRIP:

All participants will be required to have a current GWSA membership. If your membership

needs renewal, please see the front desk staff at the Centre. The contact list is available on the

GWSA website located on the Trips, Travel and Tours page. If you are unable to print this

form, copies will be available from a Travel Committee member the day of the trip. Please see

the Trip, Travel and Tours page on the GWSA website for specific instructions. Registration

will be available until the trip is fully booked, or booking is closed on Wednesday, February 1,

2023.

Register online (preferred): Sign up for a RecEnroll account with the City of Guelph:

https://cityofguelph.perfectmind.com/SocialSite/MemberRegistration/MemberSignIn

Register by telephone: By contacting Customer Service at the Evergreen Seniors Centre at

519-823-1291. MasterCard, Visa, Amex or Visa Debit can be accepted for online (as long as

your mastercard or visa are registered on your account).

Register at the front desk at the Evergreen: Until the trip is fully booked, or booking is

closed on Wednesday, February 1, 2023.

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Bistro 683 - January 2023

The Evergreen Restaurant is open to the public

and serves a large variety of menu items that are

available from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, Monday to

Friday (except holidays):

Breakfast Foods

Homemade Soups

Bakery Items

Sandwiches

Salads

Beverages

Breakfast is served from 9:30 am to 11 am. The

daily featured Lunch is served from 11 am to 1 pm

Monday to Friday and the menu is below.

Take-out is available for your convenience.

Our goal is to provide balanced, nutritious meals.

We provide great quality, while keeping costs

reasonable. The tremendous support of volunteers

in the restaurant helps us achieve this goal.

Featured Hot Lunch

$7.50 + tax

Each hot lunch is served with 2 sides to ensure a

balanced, nutritional meal.

Catering

Catering is available by special order: Hot/cold

drinks, sweet trays, sandwiches, etc. Please have

your order to the customer service clerk in the

office at least 48 hours prior to your event. This

allows staff to ensure that your catering needs will

be met. Thank you for your co-operation in this

matter.

FRESHLY BAKED TEA BISCUITS ARE

AVAILABLE ON MONDAYS & THURSDAYS

Home-made pickles, relishes, chili sauce and preserves

are available for purchase.

BREAKFAST served 9:30 am to 11 am

FEATURED LUNCH served 11 am to 1:00 pm

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

2

3

4

5

6

CLOSED

Cabbage & Beef

Casserole

Liver & Onions

BBQ Pork Ribs

Pasta with

Bolognese Sauce

(ground beef sauce)

9

10

11

12

13

Mac and Cheese

16

17

Beef Stew with

Vegetables

18

Roast Chicken

Dinner OR Dahl

Stew with Rice

Vegetarian Cauliflower

Potato Pea

Stew (add Chicken)

19

20

Chicken Pot Pie

Rainbow Trout

with Dill Sauce

Liver & Onions

Minced Meat Pies

Roast Beef Dinner

Vegetarian Eggplant

Parm (add

ground beef sauce)

23

Chicken Caesar

Wraps with

Tomato Soup

24

BBQ Pork Ribs

25

West African

Peanut Stew with

Chicken

26

Turkey Dinner

27

Crisp Pork Bites

with Tomato &

Black Bean Stew

30

Chicken Alfredo

Pasta with Side

Salad

31

Hamburger with

Lattice Fries & Side

Salad

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