Rockmosa Older Adult Centre

Conveniently located at the Rockwood Library, the Rockmosa Older Adult Centre hopes to offer a wide range of social, recreational and educational activities and programs geared towards our 55+ community.

We recognize that our population is aging, the number of seniors in Ontario will more than double by 2036 and it is our goal to encourage active, healthy and informed aging within our community.

The Rockmosa Older Adult Centre features a kitchenette, social gathering area with a television and gas fireplace, and ample folding tables and chairs.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Members with key fobs will have access to the Centre between the following hours:

Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

The room will be open to non-members during drop-in programs, workshops and special events.

The Centre will be closed on Statutory Holidays.


What's Happening?

Toronto Distillery District "Christmas Market" - Wednesday November 22, 2017

October 2017 Newsletter


Drop in Programs

  • Monday

    Chess

     

    Older Adult Centre

    10am – 12pm

     

     

     

    Monday

    Rummikub

    Start date TBA

    Older Adult Centre 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm

    Tuesday

    Shuffleboard

    Rockmosa Community Centre

    1 pm - 3 pm

    Tuesday

    Hand-Stitching

    Older Adult Centre

    1pm - 3pm

    * Third Tuesday of each month

    Wednesday

    Pickleball

    Rockmosa

    Community

    Centre

    1pm - 3pm

    Wednesday

    Darts

    Older Adults Centre

    1pm - 3pm

    Wednesday Tone Chime Choir Older Adults Centre 3pm - 4pm

    Thursday

    Euchre

    Older Adult Centre

    1pm - 3pm

    Friday

    Senior Social

    Older Adult Centre

    11:30am – 1pm

    Friday

    Pickleball

    *Starts October 13th, 2017

    Harris Mill (Ecole) Public School (207 MacLennan Street, Rockwood, ON)

    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

     

    If you are interested in being a Convenor for a program please contact the community programs coordinator at 519-856-9596 ext. 139 or mbiffis@get.on.ca


COOKING CLASSES

Simply Indian
Presented by Chitra Saravanan
 
In this class learn the basics of Indian spices and some of your favourite mouth water Indian dishes like:
Vegetable pakoras - appetizer made with chickpea flour, spices and vegetables.
Roti - Indian bread made with durum flour.
Butter chicken - Roti will be accompanied by the delicious butter chicken curry.
We will finish off the class with masala chai (chai tea). A spicy tea made with ginger, green cardamom, and cinnamon.
Classes include hands on experience, recipe handout and meal to share.
 
Date: Wednesday October 11, 2017 11:00 AM Rockmosa Community Centre
Cost: $20 for members, $30 for non members includes samples of each recipe! Please register before Friday September 29, 2017.
 
Traditional Mexican Party Food
Presented by Hendrik Varju
 
Mexican-Hungarian cooking instructor, Hendrik Varju, learned to cook from a very young age, spending countless hours in the kitchen with his Mexican born mother. Hendrik believes that food ties generations together and that nothing else is more important than preserving family traditions and cultures. Join Hendrik as he teaches us how to make: The Best Guacamole You've Ever Had, served with freshly fried tortilla chips, Sprimp Cerviche with shallots, jalapenos, green olives and avocado, and finally Enchiladas Rojos con Pollo (Chicken enchiladas with red sauce) featuring red sauce with ancho and guajillo chiles.
 
Date: Wednesday November 1, 2017 12:00 PM
Cost: $20 for members, $30 for non members includes samples of each recipe! Please register before Friday October 20, 2017.
 
Hands-On Holiday Cookies
Presented by Emily Richards
 
CLASS IS FULL (Ask to join our waiting list)
 
Here is your chance to make some cookies with friends and share! Get ready for the holidays by making, baking and creating some tasty holiday cookies that you will take home to enjoy for the holiday season. You will go home with baked cookies and some dough to bake later and enjoy. This class has limited space so sign up early! Some of the cookies wil be Italian Amaretti, Shortbread, Fruitcake Munchies, Gingerbread Cut Outs, Peanut Butter Rum Balls, Deluxe Hazelnut Rasberry Bars. Bring your empty containers and aprons for this class!
 
Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 11:00 AM Rockmosa Community Centre
Cost: $20 for members, $30 for non members includes samples of each recipe! Please register before Friday November 24, 2017.

WORKSHOPS

Geology Hike at Rockwood Conservation Area
Presented by Guelph Lake Nature Centre
 
Our walk will start at the 150 year old Harris Woolen Mill. We will explore the trails along the river and view 400 million year old limestone cliffs and explore the world's largest grouping of pothold formations. Along the way, we will discuss Rockwood's history and enjoy whatever else mother nature offers.
 
Date: Wednesday October 18, 2017 10:00 AM FREE
Please register before October 6, 2017
 
Dementia: The Elephant in the Room
Presented by the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington
 
Talking about Demetia can be a troublesome task. Let's talk about the elephant in the room. Handout provided and questions invited.
 
Date: Tuesday October 24, 2017 1:00 PM FREE
Please register before October 13, 2017 
 
Wild Ontario
 
Wild Ontario is an enviromental education program based at the University of Guelph. They use non-releasable, live birds-of-prey to teach about science and help people make connections to nature. Wild Ontario travels all over Ontario and wherever they go, they aim to educate, enlighten and entertain. They teach biology, ecology, ornithology, conservation and stewardship in a manner that everyone can understand and appreciate. Wild Ontario believes that learning about nature is fun, and they want you to have fun with them!
 
Date: Wednesday November 8 2017 10:00 AM FREE
Please register before October 27, 2017.

FITNESS CLASSES

Please visit our Active 55+ page for more information.


MEMBERSHIP

You do not need to be a member of the Rockmosa Older Adult Centre to enjoy what it has to offer. However, there are benefits to being a member!

What are the benefits of being a member at the Rockmosa Older Adult Centre?

  • Access to drop-in activities and social events
  • Regular information about upcoming events
  • Discounts for some of our workshops and special events
  • Sense of belonging
  • A voice – have a say on what is happening at the Centre!

For 2017 you can enjoy all the benefits of membership in the Rockmosa Older Adult Centre, including a key fob to access the room during regular hours, for just $25. If you are renewing your membership, the cost is only $15. Visit us at the Guelph/Eramosa Municipal Office to sign up.

VOLUNTEERS

Interested in volunteering at our centre?

There are a multitude of opportunities to volunteer within the GET Older Adult Association and the Rockmosa Older Adult Centre:

  • Become a club/group convenor
  • Help coordinate special events
  • Assist in the kitchen

For more information on volunteering please contact the community programs coordinator at 519-856-9596 ext. 139 or mbiffis@get.on.ca

Rockmosa Older Adult Centre is located at 85 Christie Street, Rockwood.