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 staffed 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:


Drop In programs

Monday

Chess and Cribbage

 

Older Adult Centre

10am – 12pm

Monday Pickleball Rockmosa Community Centre

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

Tuesday

Shuffleboard

Rockmosa Community Centre

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

Tuesday

Hand-Stitching

Older Adult Centre

1pm - 3pm

 November 20
December 18

 

Wednesday

Pickleball

Rockmosa

Community

Centre

1pm - 3pm

Wednesday

Darts

 

Older Adults Centre

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

Wednesday

Walking Group

 

Meet at the entrance of the Rockwood Conservation Area Meet up between 9:30 am and 10:00 am

Thursday

Euchre

Older Adult Centre

1pm - 4pm

Thursday Board Game Meet Older Adult Centre 10:00 am - 11:30 am (First and Third Thursday of every month)
Thursday Pickleball Rockwood Centennial School (137 Pasmore Street, Rockwood) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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.

Rockmosa Older Adult Centre Christmas Decorating!
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 10:00 am
Free
Get in the holiday spirit and help us create simple & beautiful Christmas crafts for the Rockmosa Older Adult Centre.  Please bring a copy of your favourite Christmas recipe to share with the group.  All supplies provided by the centre. Christmas cheer, music and refreshments provided! 

Navigating the Health Care System

Tuesday, January 8th 10am to 11am Older Adult Centre

Presented by Laura Greenway-Balnar from Right at Home Canada

FREE – Join Laura, Registered Nurse and owner of Right At Home as she takes you through the steps of understanding our health care system.  Find out how to navigate your way through hospitalization, retirement homes, long term care and in home care.  Laura will speak about the LHIN and how they serve your community.


A Trip to Greece with Dora Tsagias

Tuesday, January 29th 11am to 12pm Older Adult Centre

FREE - Join Dora as she takes us on a trip to Greece!  Enjoy the scenery, history and beauty of Greece without leaving home!


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).


Tea Time with Royal Botanical Gardens

Tuesday, February 12th 10am to 11am Older Adult Centre

$30 Members $35 Non Members

Join Nancy Lee-Colibaba from the Royal Botanical Gardens for a workshop focused on herbal teas.

People have used herbal teas for centuries, first for medicinal uses and later for enjoyment as tasty refreshing beverages.  Make different types of tea with various dried herbs and then savour the flavor of your hard work!


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.