Rock Painting comes to Macaulay House Aug. 15

It has been a long couple of years managing the challenges of COVID-19 and staying safe.

If you have been taking part in the Community Care for Seniors Active Living programs, you have most likely done so from your own home through events such as Zoom Webinars. The computer has become a great way to stay connected with those in the community and a fun way to learn new things from webinar presenters or to stay active with a movement, or exercise class, and to enjoy some time as a virtual community. We have been very fortunate to have so many different ways to stay connected over this time.

In June we had the opportunity to come together in person outside of Macaulay House to join in on a movement class in person.

This event was brought a small group together in the safety of the open air and summer sun being guided through a mindful motion session led by Carol Anderson of Moonhorse Dance Faculty. It was a great way to start to bring the community back together. Summer is not over yet and there is still plenty of time to take advantage of the nice weather and the ability to see each other outdoors.

On August 15th from 1-2 p.m. we will be offering a fun craft experience of Rock Painting in the Stone Room behind Macaulay House. This space will allow us to come together in the open summer air and enjoy each others company while participating in an activity suitable for anyone. There are a limited number of Rock Painting Kits and space available, so we encourage seniors 60+ to call the Community Care office at 613-476-7493 and register as soon as possible if you are interested in joining.

The kits will have everything you need including polished rocks. You’re also welcome to find and bring some rocks yourself. Each kit has nine polished stones, 12 colours of paint, two brushes, eight googly eyes, one fine liner pen, one sponge, and 30 transfer designs to help get you started. The possibilities are endless and taking time to come together over crafts and conversation while enjoying the warm weather the County provides is always a great way to spend and afternoon.

We hope to hear from you soon and look forward to an event where we come together in a safe and social manner. See you there.

-Written by Nicholas Reynolds, a coordinator with Community Care.