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.
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October 2017 Newsletter
Drop in Programs
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.
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 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.
Please visit our Active 55+ page for more information.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rockmosa Older Adult Centre is located at 85 Christie Street, Rockwood.