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 OPC is resuming many regular activities on a limited and thoughtfully scheduled basis. Blessed with an expansive facility, the OPC is able to provide appropriate physical distancing among participants and adhere to occupancy limits and other necessary safety protocols. Hard work and creativity from the entire OPC team will once again deliver the physical, entertaining and enriching programs that the OPC is known for.    

Many members have eagerly awaited the return of indoor activities, including the woodshop, lap and therapy pools, weight & cardio rooms and walking track, all of which will be operational by the end of October. Members are being welcomed back to a facility which has been not only thoroughly cleaned and sanitized, but in many instances, refreshed and refurbished.

Donna McMinn has long enjoyed the OPC’s pool, and was among the very first members to return to her swimming routine when the pool reopened. “I’m thrilled to be back at the OPC, and the locker rooms look terrific. It was just so good to get into the pool again.”

Both the men’s and women’s locker rooms were retiled during the facility closure, and the pools were flushed and tiles cleaned. Floors throughout the building were stripped and polished, and necessary plexiglass dividers are in place. Touch points have been eliminated, hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the building, and directional signage is clearly displayed.

Registration is key.  All member site visits must be scheduled in advance for the time being. While many may want to return with no restriction, it is important to recognize that the OPC must control capacity by area and cannot yet open with unrestricted admission. Members must register in advance. This will help to ensure that activity sizes are controlled.  Members are encouraged to read the entire facility usage guidelines which can be found on the OPC Senior Center website home page. You can be sure that the OPC is excited to deliver in person and virtual programs and services that keep the seniors active, engaged, learning and smiling.

For a complete listing of upcoming programs and activities, and facility updates, refer to www.opcseniorcenter.org, or call 248-659-1029.

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