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.


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!

The Centre is located at 121 Rockmosa Drive, Rockwood, within the same building as the Rockwood Library.

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

  • 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 - Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Join the Rockmosa Older Adult Centre for an exciting trip to Toronto to enjoy shopping at the Distillery District followed by a matinee performance of "Come From Away" at the Elgin Theatre.

$195.00 per person, includes transportation, orchestra seating, taxes, HST and driver's tip.

Departs at 8:30 a.m. at the Rockwood Splash Pad, 8:45 a.m. at the Acton Fairgrounds.  Estimated return to Acton at 5:15 p.m., Rockwood at 5:30 p.m.

For more information and to register, call 519-856-9596 ext. 139 or email 


Drop In programs


Chess and Cribbage


Older Adult Centre

10am – 12pm

Monday Pickleball Rockmosa Community Centre

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

Tuesday Hand-Stitching Older Adult Centre


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

January 15
February 19
March 19 




Rockmosa Community Centre

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday Walking Group Meet at the entrance of the Rockwood Conservation Area 9:30 a.m.




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




Older Adults Centre

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

Thursday Board Game Meet Older Adult Centre 10:00 am - 11:30 am (First and Third Thursday of every month)
Thursday Women's Friendship Circle Older Adult Centre 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (second and fourth Thursday of every month)



Older Adult Centre

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday Pickleball Rockwood Centennial School (137 Pasmore Street, Rockwood)

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Senior Social

Older Adult Centre

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


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 full refund. Early registration is recommended to avoid cancellation.

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!

Cooking for One? Cook with Chef Kevin!

Monday, January 14, 2019 & Monday, January 28, 2019

9:30 a.m. 

Rockmosa Community Centre Kitchen

$35 per person

Join Chef Kevin as he prepares meals to take home and put in your freezer.  Chef Kevin will provide all ingredients! 

Includes:  2 portions of 4 different meals (that's 8 meals!), recipes and nutritional information, take-home containers.

10 Warning Signs of Dementia

Tuesday January 22nd  2:00 —3:00 p.m

Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellingto

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 & practical stories of people living with dementia and how they cope each day.  A brief discussion and handouts will be provided.

Cost: FREE

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).

Tips for Retirement Planning!

Tuesday February 5th 10:00 AM

Presented by Mary Warwick CFP, CIM, MBA Warwick McLaughlin Private Wealth Management

  • Planning for retirement income
  • Maximize your government benefirts
  • Tax reduction tips and strategies
  • Protect yourself from fraud, costs and meeting your needs in retirement

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.


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