Summer Soiree to Benefit Meals on Wheels was a Magical Evening

On a sunny summer evening in August, 176 guests came together in the gardens at the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) to celebrate and raise critical funds for the organization’s Meals on Wheels program. The Soiree is the signature fundraising event for the Meals on Wheels program, and the night was a tremendous success, raising $50,000 in support of local home-bound seniors. Members of the OPC, the local community, corporate partners, and elected officials all enjoyed a sunset … [Read more...]

Celebrate Summer with a Soiree to Support Meals on Wheels

To celebrate summer and the Meals on Wheels program, the Older Persons' Commission (OPC) hosts their annual Summer Soiree. The event will be held in the lovely gardens at the OPC on Friday, August 20. This year’s Soiree will be a special celebration including a champagne reception, a delicious strolling dinner catered by Kruse & Muer, live music, a raffle, games, and magical moments created throughout the evening. The festivities begin on Friday, August 20 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Daffodils for Dinosaurs

Celebrates 30 Years With New Focus on Community Seniors The 30th annual Daffodils for Dinosaurs Sale will go on again this year but with a new twist in response to the current health situation we are confronting together. "We want to give community members a way to participate in this fundraising by bringing joy to home-bound seniors and nursing home residents at this challenging time," according to Lynne Vettraino, event coordinator. "It is important that we protect our volunteers and … [Read more...]

Summer Solstice Soiree: An Evening Garden Affair to Celebrate Summer’s Arrival

Starry nights, warm breezes, and fragrant garden blooms create the perfect ambiance for the Older Persons’ Commission’s (OPC) Annual Meals on Wheels Fundraising Soiree. On June 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m. the community is invited to an elegant evening in the curated gardens of OPC to support Meals on Wheels in northeastern Oakland County. The Summer Solstice Soiree will begin with a cocktail hour strolling through the lower gardens and stone cottage of OPC. Live musicians will serenade … [Read more...]