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

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

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

Special activities and events may happen on weeknights and/or Saturdays

The Centre will be closed on Statutory Holidays


WHAT’S HAPPENING

Monthly Newsletter

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Homegrown Community Art Show

June 1 - June 28, 2017
Opening Reception: June 1, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
 
The Rockwood Branch of the Wellington County Library and the Township of
Guelph/Eramosa are partnering together to host a month long art show for you to showcase your art work! Our opening reception will be Thursday, June 1st from 5:30 – 7:30pm. Attached is the application, should you have any questions or concerns please call me at 519.856.9596 Ext: 139 or send me an email. We are very excited to be bringing this new program to you and we hope you will enjoy it too!
 
Click here for our application form.

Snow Shoes Available - Equipment Loan Program

Starting December 20, 2016, snow shoes will be available for loan for member of the Rockmosa Older Adult Centre and walking track members (membership is free!) of the Royal Distributing Athletic Performance Centre (RDPAC) as part of Guelph/Eramosa's free equipment loan program funded by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.  This initiative is meant to get people out and active during the winter months!  

For more information, contact our Community Program Coordinator at 519-856-9596 ext. 139 or kcoultis@get.on.ca


Drop in Programs 

  • Monday

    Chess

    Older Adult Centre

    10am – 12pm

    Tuesday

    Shuffleboard

    Rockmosa Community Centre

    1 – 3pm

    Wednesday

    Pickleball

    Rockmosa

    Community

    Centre

    1 – 3pm

    Wednesday Darts Older Adults Centre 1-3pm (beginning March 8, 2017)

    Thursday

    Euchre

    Older Adult Centre

    1 – 4pm

    Friday

    Senior Social

    Older Adult Centre

    11:30am – 1pm

     

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


COOKING CLASSES

Wednesday, April 12th
10 to12
Older Adult Centre
 
Easter Brunch

Come and enjoy the flavours of a spring brunch and learn new recipes to share with family and friends on Easter weekend. Recipes will include a delicious ham, potatoes, crepes and an easy lemon cake. 


WORKSHOPS

Creative Writing Workshop

Thursday, April 20, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This workshop is for everyone from beginners who are looking to find a place to start and those with experience who are looking for a creative spark. This 3-hour workshop will cover: Getting Started, Training the Eye, Characterization, Point of View, Setting, Plotting and Shaping, Stepping Back and Revising. Whether you’re writing now, or want to write short stories, novels, creative non-fiction or memoirs, this workshop will cover key points to get you started or unblocked. The cost is $20 and can be paid at the Brucedale office or by calling Kim at 519.856.9596 ext: 139.

Fraud Awareness

Thursday, April 27, 2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
 
Join Marylou and Joshua from the Community Safety division of the OPP and hear about the top 5 frauds that are taking place and what you should be aware of and how to protect yourself and others. Please call Kim to register at 519.856.9596 ext: 139
 

I Remember Better When I Paint

Thursday, May 11, 2017
10am – 11am
 

A 55 minute documentary on treating Alzheimer’s through the creative arts. Learn about dementia, and how to not only support people living with Alzheimer’s, but how to help them to connect to others and their environment through a variety of mediums. This film features both personal stories and initiatives that are bringing people affected by Alzheimer’s disease to art and creative workshops. The results are remarkable. This film is shown in collaboration with the Hilgos Foundation.

 

Please call Kim at 519.856.9596 ext 139 if interested in attending


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 member of the GET Older Adult Association Executive – 2 year term
  • 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 kcoultis@get.on.ca

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