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.


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:

Come From Away - ROAC - May 22nd ,2018

Homegrown Art Show

Grand Opening Celebration Thursday May 31st from 5pm to 7pm

Rockwood Library and Older Adult Centre

We are excited to announce that we will be partnering with the Rockwood Library once again to hold the 2nd annual Homegrown Art Show in June!

The show is open to local seniors of all abilities. SPACE IS LIMITED so register early! This event is meant to celebrate the talent of the seniors in our community whether they are professional or just starting out!

Registrations must be submitted by May 9th. Art may be submitted to the Municipal office or Rockwood Library between May 22nd and May 28th.

Poster - Homegrown Art Show 2018

Homegrown Application - 2018

Music in the Garden 

Featuring: James Gordon, http://www.jamesgordon.ca/

When: Thursday, June 21 at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Rockmosa Enabling Garden

In his forty-year career as a solo singer-songwriter and with the ground-breaking trio Tamarack, James Gordon has released forty albums and toured relentlessly around the world. He has penned over 1500 songs, some of which have been famously played by Cowboy Junkies, James Keelaghan, and choirs across Canada. In addition to compositions for sympthony orchestras, musical theatre, dance, and film scores, James was heard on CBC radio for over ten years as a songwriter-in-residence for the Basic Black and Ontario Morning programs.

Featuring: Tragedy Ann, https://www.tragedyannmusic.com/

When: Thursday, August 16 at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Rockmosa Enabling Garden

Rooted in passionate vocal harmony, the music of Guelph folk duo Tragedy Ann inspires chills, provokes smiles, and reminds you to breathe. With the occassional nod to alternative blues and handshake contemporary folk-rock, Liv Cazzola and local Braden Phelan interwine the storytelling power of Tom Waits with the musical nuance of Mandolin Orange, crafting something simultaneously familiar and fresh.


Drop In programs

Monday

Chess

 

Older Adult Centre

10am – 12pm

Monday Pickleball Rockmosa Community Centre

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

* CANCELED HOLIDAY MONDAYS

Tuesday

Shuffleboard

Rockmosa Community Centre

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday

Hand-Stitching

Older Adult Centre

1pm - 3pm

* May 15th, June 19th, July 17th, August 21st

Wednesday

Pickleball

Rockmosa

Community

Centre

1pm - 3pm

Wednesday

Darts

Older Adults Centre

1pm - 3pm

Thursday

Euchre

Older Adult Centre

1pm - 3pm

Friday

Senior Social

Older Adult Centre

11:30am – 1pm

Friday

Pickleball

 

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

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

*Gym Closed*   March 16 & 30 April 27 June 8 & 29


WORKSHOPS

Spring Wildflower Walk

Thursday, May 24th, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

COST: $5, Please register in advance

Where: Rockwood Conservation Area, Meet in the Mini Putt parking lot

Join a GRCA naturalist for a wander through the forest at the Rockwood Conservation Area. We will search out early spring wildflowers and learn about their habits and importance in the forest. There will also be an opportunity to learn about the unique geology of the park and to observe other spring inhabitants of the forest like salamanders and birds. The walk is along stone dust paths and there are some small hills.

Get Grilling with Emily Richards

Tuesday June 12, 2018 11am Older Adult Centre

COST: $30 Members, $40 Non Members

Let Emily show you how to get things ready ahead of time so little work needs to be done while your guests arrive. Sun-dried Tomato and Beef Pasta Salad, Caprese Salad with Grilled Vegetables, Grilled Pork Tenderloin Medallions and Chocolate Panna Cotta with Fresh Strawberry Sauce.

PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE by emailing mbiffis@get.on.ca or by calling 519-856-9596 ext. 139.


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.