The Annual Meals on Wheels 5k Run/Walk Opens Registration

This year the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) offers two ways to participate in the 15th annual 5K Run/Walk for Meals on Wheels. The race will take place as both an in-person event on Saturday, June 5 as well as virtually throughout the entire month of June. Whether participants choose to walk or run in person, or log their miles throughout the month on their own time and at their own pace, everyone is encouraged to participate and help raise awareness and critical funds for this … [Read more...]

Nineteenth Annual March for Meals

Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) Joins in Month-Long March for Meals Celebration with Communities Nationwide - Support Will Help to Fight Senior Hunger and Isolation in Greater Rochester Amid the Pandemic and Beyond The Older Persons’ Commission is participating in the 19th annual March for Meals – a month-long, nationwide celebration of Meals on Wheels and our senior neighbors who rely on this essential service to remain healthy and independent at home. “In the last year, we have … [Read more...]

Resumption of Adult Day Service at Older Persons’ Commission

The Adult Day Service (ADS) at the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) resumed operations on March 1. ADS is an incredibly important service, not only for an individual living with dementia, other memory issues, or disabilities, but also for their caregivers. Participants benefit from time spent in a safe, caring, and enriching environment, and caregivers receive peace of mind and much-needed respite from constant responsibilities and anxiety. Advanced safety and sanitation measures have been … [Read more...]

Successful Aging through Financial Empowerment

The Older Persons' Commission (OPC) presents Successful Aging through Financial Empowerment (SAFE), a free virtual program, to the public on Wednesday, February 17, at 10:00 a.m. The Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University SAFE Program Director LaToya Hall talks about financial scams and identity theft. Learn how to protect yourself, report a possible problem and recover financially and emotionally after being victimized. To register for this program, visit the OPC Website … [Read more...]

Bringing the Zoo to You at the OPC

The Older Persons' Commission (OPC) is Bringing the Zoo to You on Thursday, February 11, at 10:30 a.m. Tour the Toledo Zoo’s historic Aquarium, containing a 90,000 gallon coral reef, where participants will get the opportunity to see sharks and over 20 species of tropical fish. This unique tour will explore fish of the Great Lakes, Amazon, and Gulf of Mexico. Meet aquatic animals and learn how they care for them. This program is free and open to the public. Register in advance for this … [Read more...]

Indoor Activities Resume at the Older Persons’ Commission

Advanced Registration Necessary The Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) is resuming indoor programs, classes and events during October. In the summer, the OPC modified its schedule by adding a variety of virtual and outdoor fitness and enrichment programming, and it’s time to reintroduce indoor programs and classes while adjusting to the CDC and State health and safety requirements.  Indoor Activities Resume at the OPC – Advanced Registration Necessary With meticulous care and planning, the … [Read more...]

OPC Summer Soiree Update for Meals on Wheels Fundraiser

The Older Persons' Commission (OPC) Summer Soiree - in support of Meals on Wheels planned for August - will be pushed back to June 2021. This annual event is a major fundraiser for OPC’s Meals on Wheels program, which has provided critical support to area seniors throughout this unprecedented health crisis. This essential service supplies daily hot, nutritious meals and wellness checks to area seniors who are unable to shop for or prepare meals on their own, and regardless of income … [Read more...]

Meals on Wheels 5k Run/Walk Goes Virtual

The annual 5k Run/Walk for Meals on Wheels - hosted by the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) - will take place as a virtual event this year. Community members and OPC supporters of all ages and abilities can participate in this 5k at any time and any place during the month of June. Whether participants walk or jog the 5K (3.1 miles) all at once, over several days, or over the course of the entire month, all are welcome to participate and help raise awareness and critical funds for this essential … [Read more...]

OPC Essential Services Continue During Covid-19

In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) in Rochester continues to provide essential services to vulnerable, frail, and homebound seniors. While the OPC facility is closed for daily recreational usage, our staff and a handful of dedicated volunteers have significantly increased output of the critical services, which are at the core of OPC’s mission. The OPC continues to prepare and deliver Meals on Wheels five days a week (5 hot + 2 frozen for the weekend), … [Read more...]

Older Persons’ Commission to Continue Essential Services

In the face of the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic, the Rochester Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) continues to provide essential services to the vulnerable senior population in our community. The Letica Drive facility is closed for daily recreational usage, but staff and dedicated volunteers remain committed to providing the life-saving programs and services, which are at the core of OPC’s mission. These services include Meals on Wheels, which provides hot, nutritious meals to seniors 60+ in … [Read more...]