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!

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 (may be subject to change if there is a private rental)

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:

Open House

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
FREE Continental Breakfast Provided

Time

Older Adult Centre

Rockmosa Community Centre

9:00 AM

Open Social – Free Continental Breakfast

Fitness Demonstrations (3 instructors – 20 minutes each) Bands and Bells, Gentle Yoga and Total Body Fit

10:30 AM

Art Demonstration (45 mins.)

 

11:30 AM

Cooking Demonstration (1.5 hr.) Free Samples!

 

1:00 PM

 

Pickleball Drop In

1:45 PM

Drumming Demonstration (45 mins.)

 

2:30 PM

Open Social

Shuffleboard Demonstration (45 mins.)

4:00 PM

Thank you for coming!

 

Coffee Break for Alzheimer's

Thursday, September 26, 2019
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
All are welcome! Featuring sweet buns, coffee and tea
Requested $5 donation.

National Senior's Day! Free lunch and learn. Guest speaker Jodi Murray.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Don't let age define who you are! Imagine waking up and being excited about your day. No matter what happens in your day you know it will be a good day. This workshop will explore tools and insight to help you build a life you are excited to live. You will learn new ideas and energy.
Please RSVP - Space is Limited!

Drop In programs

Monday

Chess and Cribbage

 

Older Adult Centre

10am – 12pm

Monday Pickleball Rockmosa Community Centre

Resumes Monday, November 4, 2019

Tuesday Hand-Stitching Older Adult Centre

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

September 17, October 15, November 19, 2019

Tuesday

Shuffleboard

Rockmosa Community Centre

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

SUMMER BREAK. Resumes Tuesday, September 24, 2019 

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

Wednesday

Pickleball

Rockmosa
Community
Centre

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

Resumes September 11, 2019

Wednesday

Darts

 

Older Adults Centre

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

Thursday Games for the Brain! Older Adult Centre 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (First and Third Thursday of every month)
Thursday Friendship Circle Older Adult Centre

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (second and fourth Thursday of every month) 

Thursday

Euchre

Older Adult Centre

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

Resumes September 5, 2019

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

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

Resumes October 3, 2019

Thursday Pickleball Rockmosa Community Centre 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Friday

Senior Social

Older Adult Centre

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


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 full refund. Early registration is recommended to avoid cancellation.

Art Workshops

  • Watercolours and More with Vita
Mondays 1:00pm – 3:30pm
October 21st to November 25th (6 Weekes)
$70 Members, $75 non members
 
  • Printmaking with Vita
Saturday November 9th 9:30am – 3:00pm
Light lunch provided
$60 Members , $65 Non Members
 
  • Drawing Class with Vita
Mondays 1:00pm – 3:30pm
January 20th to March 2nd (no class February 17th) 6 Weeks
$70 Members, $75 non members

Music Workshops

  • Learn to Play the Djembe Drum
Wednesdays 5:45pm – 6:45pm
September 25th to November 27th (10 Weeks)
A casual and fun way to learn to play the Djembe Drum! Drums and provided or bring your own. No musical experience required, all levels welcome!
$80 Members and Non Members

General Interest Workshops

  • Lunch and Learn: John McCrae – Doctor, Soldier, Poet
Tuesday November 12th 10:30am – 12:30pm
Learn about the man who wrote the most famous poem of the First World War.
People know the poem “In Flanders Fields” but know little about the author and what influenced his writing.
$8 Members, $10 non members
 
  • Show and Tell: A Carving Medley by Artist Uta Stralive
Thursday November 21st 10:00am – 11:00am
Since 1981, when she discovered bird carving as an emerging art form, her favourite time is spent in her studio in Eden Mills, Ontario. Here she transforms a block of wood into a biologically correct, artistically conceived sculpture. Her pieces have won first place and best of show at most competitions she has entered including the prestigious World Championship Woodcarving Competition in Ocean City, Maryland.
FREE
 
  • Peace for Today, Peace for your Family Later
Preplanning and what you need to know.
Wednesday November 27th 10:30am – 11:30am
 

Cooking Classes

  • Cooking for one with Chef Kevin!
Do you live alone? Don’t enjoy cooking? Chef Kevin will create delicious and healthy meals for your freezer!
Tuesday October 8th 9:00am – 11:00am $40 (Rockmosa Community Centre Kitchen)
Tuesday October 29th 9:00am – 11:00am $40 (Rockmosa Community Centre Kitchen)
Tuesday November 12th  9:00am – 11:00am $40 (Rockmosa Community Centre Kitchen)
Each date you take home 8 freezer ready meals!
 
  • A Return Trip to Hungary
Tuesday October 22nd 11:30am – 1:30pm
Potato Pancakes with Spicy Stewed Tomato Salsa and Sour Cream
Wiener Schnitzel
Hungarian Style Mashed Potatoes
Hungarian Roasted Pears
$30 Members, $35 Non Members
 
  • Feeding Hungry People – Holiday Theme!
Learn to cook simple and healthy meals with Chef Kevin. This session includes cooking the meal as a group and eating together.
Monday November 18th 9:00am – 12:00pm $20 (Rockmosa Community Centre Kitchen)
Monday November 25th 9:00am – 12:00pm $20 (Rockmosa Community Centre Kitchen)
Monday December 2nd  9:00am – 12:00pm $20 (Rockmosa Community Centre Kitchen)
Monday December 9th  9:00am – 12:00pm $20 (Rockmosa Community Centre Kitchen)
Each date includes a 6 course meal!
 
  • Italian Christmas with Emily Richards
Tuesday November 19th 11:00am – 1:00pm
$30 Members, $35 Non Members
 
  • Greek Christmas with Dora
Traditional Greek Appetizers for Christmas: Pesto Wheel, Mini Meatballs, Onion Tarts, Stuffed Pasta Shells, Vasilopita – New Year’s Cake
$30 Members, $35 Non Members

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 2019 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. Please visit us at the Older Adult Centre for more information.


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