Guelph Wellington Seniors Association offering free courses this winter

The Guelph Wellington Seniors Association invites the community to come in from the cold and take part in its ongoing free winter education series.

On Feb. 22, registered dietician Holly Reimer will offer healthy eating guidelines for seniors, to ensure people understand the balance of choices necessary to maintain or improve their health. Reimer will share online resources to provide a convenient nutrition checkups.

Carolyn Lewis of Service Canada is hosting “Federal and Financial Benefits for Seniors” on Feb. 29.  Learn more about pension benefits. Eligible seniors are entitled to receive federal benefits which provide ongoing financial assistance and services.

Constable Tina Ryan of the Guelph Police Service Fraud Unit will host “Fraud Against Older Adults: Recognize it, report it. Stop it from happening.” This course is back by popular demand, to be held on March 14. Constable Ryan will update participants on identity theft, fraud scams and what people need to be aware of to prevent these issues.

Barb Wahl, senior manager of Waterloo Wellington Community Care Access Centre features “What will happen when you can no longer cope at home by yourself?” Join Wahl on March 21 as she discusses the difference between retirement homes and long-term care facilities, the application process and how to  know which is the best choice and when.

Each of these courses are free to the community and offered at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre at 683 Woolwich Street in Guelph. The sessions will  begin at 1pm.

For more information or to register, please contact Pat Gage at 519-837-5696.