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

NEW! The Centre will now be open Tuesday to Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Visit us and see what programming and services are available in your own community.

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.


registration and information

Contact our Community Programs Coordinator at 519-856-9596 ext. 139 or email mbiffis@get.on.ca:

  • TO REGISTER for workshops and classes
  • For more information about drop in programs, membership, volunteering and other general information about the Older Adult Centre.

What's Happening?

Upcoming Events:

Rockmosa Older Adult Centre Open House

Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

TIME EVENT
9:00 AM Try our Gentle Yoga Class for Free @ the Rockmosa Community Centre
10:10 AM Try our Yoga Class for Free @ the Rockmosa Community Centre
11:45 AM FREE light lunch (sandwiches, donated by Rockwood Foodland, soup and cookies) with special entertainment featuring: Our Voices, a local theatre group, that will perform a showcase from their sell-out 2017 show Canada's Seniors: Our Roots, Our Future. Sponsored by Right at Home Canada. The show celebrates the importance of Canada's seniors in our country's past, present and future.
1:00 PM Visit the Rockmosa Older Adult Centre to speak to our activity coordinators and convenors to see ways that you can get involved in programs you can participate in.
1:15 PM Play shuffleboard at the Rockmosa Community Centre.

For more information or to register for our free lunch, please contact the Community Programs Coordinator mbiffis@get.on.ca or call 519-856-9596 ext. 139.


Drop In programs

Monday

Chess

 

Older Adult Centre

10am – 12pm

Monday Pickleball Rockmosa Community Centre

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

* RESUMES IN OCTOBER, 2018

Tuesday

Shuffleboard

Rockmosa Community Centre

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday

Hand-Stitching

Older Adult Centre

1pm - 3pm

 October 16
November 20
December 18

 

Wednesday

Pickleball

Rockmosa

Community

Centre

1pm - 3pm

Wednesday

Darts

*we're currently looking for volunteers, contact mbiffis@get.on.ca

Older Adults Centre

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

RESUMES SEPTEMBER 26, 2018

Thursday

Euchre

Older Adult Centre

1pm - 4pm

Friday

Senior Social

Older Adult Centre

11:30am – 1pm


WORKSHOPS

Please register in advance for all workshops. All workshops are subject to cancellation with insufficient registration. If cancelled due to low enrolment, you will receive a fill refund. Early registration is recommended to avoid cancellation.

Watercolour and More
Session 1 Starting Monday September 24th 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 4 weeks
$50 member $55 non-member
Session 2 Starting Monday November 12th 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 4 weeks
$50 member $55 non-member
 
Whether you are an absolute beginner or have already painted come and explore this beautiful medium. In a relaxed atmosphere and through step by step instruction, learn about different painting techniques, and explore possible media combinations with watercolour.
We will explore working from photos to a finished interpretive painting as well as working from a still life.

Click here to view poster.

 
Drum Circle Cafe
Fall: Starting Wednesday October 10th 3:00 p.m.  – 4:00 p.m. 8 weeks
$73.45
Winter: Starting Wednesday January 16th 3:00 p.m.  – 4:00 p.m. 8 weeks
$73.45
 
Memory is stimulated, warmth returns to the hands, physical limitations become less of a barrier in participation, and a community is formed!
The program will be learning basic group drumming techniques, learning the history of the djembe and certain rhythms we use, and then working as a group to come up with our own rhythms. NO MUSICAL EXPERIENCE OR SKILL NEEDED.
Click here to view poster.
 
Africa, Times Two – Tanzania and Botswana
Tuesday October 9th  1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free admission. Please bring a donation for the local food bank.
 
Wildlife photographer, Tom Jenks, and his wife Ellie will show pictures and tell stories from two different trips to Africa. Elephants, lions, giraffes, hippos and the incredible African Wild Dogs are all part of what you will see, along with many of the birds of Africa. It is a wildlife show you will not soon forget.

Click here to view poster.

 

Getting the Most from your Healthcare Appointment

Tuesday October 16th 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Waterloo Wellington Self-Management Program
Free
 
Communicating well with health care providers is one of the most important parts of getting good care. Join us for a free interactive workshop, focusing on what to do before, during and after an appointment.

Click here to view poster.

Lunch and Learn: Wellington County at War
Tuesday November 6th 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Wellington County Museum and Archives
$10 OAC Members $12 Non-Members
 
From the war of 1812, the Fenian Raids, and the American Civil War to the Great Wars of the 20th Century and the War in Afghanistan, Wellington County has always been touched by conflict.  Join staff and the Museum as they discuss, using historical artifacts, stories and pictures how these far away battlefields have affected the soldiers of Wellington County and those left behind.

Click here to view poster.

Learning About Our Local Wildlife
Wednesday November 21st 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Madeline Austen
Free
 
Come out and learn about our local flora and fauna, with a focus on our rarer species. Madeline Austen, a retired wildlife biologist, will share some conservation success stories from near and afar. Stories will cover a range of wildlife from butterflies to birds and mammals and include species like the Monarch butterfly, Piping Plover, Chimney Swift, Little Brown Myotis (a bat), and Jefferson Salamander.

Click here to view poster.

“10 Warning Signs of Dementia & What to do about them!”
Tuesday, January 22nd 2:00pm
Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington
Free
Join Robin Smart as she looks at the 10 warning signs of dementia and what to do about it.  The presentation includes a film with personal and practical stories of people living with dementia and how they cope each day.  A brief discussion and handouts will be provided.

Click here to view poster. 

 

Another Trip Around the World

Tuesday October 30th 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Hendrik Varju

$30 member $35 non member

Italy - Sicilian Caponata Featuring eggplant, tomatoes, capers, olives and raisins, served with crostini.

Mexico - Posole A Mexican soup/stew combination featuring chicken, pork shoulder, hominy corn and chile peppers, garnished with a "floating salad" of romaine lettuce, white onions, cilantro and lime juice.

France - Chocolate Soufflé Served with a warm pomegranate sauce poured into the centre and a light dusting of powdered sugar.

Simple Indian dishes

Thursday January 24th 11:30 a.m. -2:00 p.m.

Rockmosa Community Centre Kitchen

Chitra Saravanan

$30 member $35 non member

Learn the basics of Indian spices and some of your favourite mouth watering Indian dishes like Minced chicken curry (made with minced chicken, potatoes and peas) and masoor dal (curry made with lentils and spices) these curries will be accompanied by Roti - (Indian bread) and cucumber raita (Indian dip made with yogurt and cucumber).

A Trip to Hungary

Tuesday February 26th 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Hendrik Varju

$30 member $35 non member

Lesco Often called "Hungarian Ratatouille", featuring red and yellow bell peppers, Hungarian wax peppers, onions, tomatoes, paprika and Hungarian kolbassa.

Chicken Paprikash Chicken served with a delicious sauce featuring paprika, celery, carrots and onions, served over a bed of dumplings called "nokedli".

Nokedli These are the Hungarian version of German spaetzle, delicious little dumplings that absorb the paprikash sauce.

Apple Cinnamon Strudel The Hungarians are masters of dessert.  Learn to make delicious apple strudel with phyllo pastry, cinnamon and raisins or walnuts, lightly dusted with powdered sugar.


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.