History of the OPC in Rochester

History of the OPC in Rochester will be the Featured Presentation of the Rochester-Avon Historical Society’s June Brown Bag Meeting on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 12 noon, held at the Rochester Community House. The final brown bag meeting of the season will feature Marye Miller, founder and retired executive director of the Older Persons Commission (OPC), who will discuss the dynamic history of this nationally known senior center from the days when she began driving seniors for the Rochester … [Read more...]

May Events at the OPC

May Events at Older Person's Commission Senior Center Join the OPC for upcoming classes and fitness events during the month of April. Come see why OPC is a great place to be 50+ To register for classes, 248-656-1403 and press “0”. 650 Players Spring Musical The community is invited to the 650 Players 2016 Musical, an original musical choreographed and directed by Francine Hachem. Songs including ‘Take a Chance on Me’ and come along to usher in the fresh breeze of spring with … [Read more...]

Reconnect Your Mind, Body, and Spirit at the OPC

Restore your mind, body and spirit with a day of wellness at the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) on Saturday, May 21. Beginning at 8:00am, Mind-Body-Spirit Day is a special community event featuring health and wellness activities such as tai chi, yoga, and breathing and relaxation techniques. OPC will be offering four classes that highlight the way in which mind, body and spirit can come together as one. Each session will feature a different type of health and wellness activity which are … [Read more...]

Ho Ho Ho! Swim with Santa at the OPC

Ho Ho Ho! Once again, Santa will be making his appearance at the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC)! Open to the public, Swim with Santa will be held on Saturday, December 5 at the OPC with two offered sessions, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 2 p.m. An annual holiday tradition at the OPC, families will have the opportunity to swim together and meet Santa in the pool. Santa’s helpers will also be on hand to distribute fun toys to the girls and boys. Both lap and therapy pools will be open to families. … [Read more...]

‘Advanced Style’ Comes to the Older Persons’ Commission

On Tuesday, December 1, the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) will show a fashion documentary in the afternoon, and again in the evening. The 2014 film, Advanced Style: The Documentary features the fashion muses of New York street style fashion blogger Ari Seth Cohen, who photographs women of a “certain age,” and one of the women in the film, Debra Rapoport, a visual and textile artist from NYC, will be appear at the OPC for Q&A after the two film viewings. Come see this exciting … [Read more...]

OPC’s ‘Dash Down the Clinton River Trail’ to Benefit Meals on Wheels

Lace up your running shoes and get ready to ‘Dash Down the Clinton River Trail’ in support of Meals on Wheels on Saturday, June 6. The 5K Run/Walk race will begin at 8 a.m. at the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) in Rochester, MI and all proceeds will benefit Meals on Wheels of Northern Oakland County, which provides daily meals for homebound senior seven days a week. According to the press release, the need to support the Meals on Wheels program in our community is great because of the … [Read more...]

Enjoy the Elegance of St. Sabba’s Monastery with the OPC

Join the Older Persons' Commission as they take off on another adventure on Tuesday, August 18, 2015! Travel comfortably via motor coach and experience the relaxed elegance of the Russian High Tea Luncheon at St. Sabba’s Monastery, followed by a tour. Over 60 teas are offered, along with soup, finger sandwiches, chicken skewer and dessert. Plus, there will time set aside to explore the gardens and gift shop after the tour. All OPC trips can be found online at www.OPCSeniorCenter.org. … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: Public Transportation in Rochester Hills

Please Note: Ravi Yalamanchi is a candidate for Rochester Hills Mayor. The views expressed are his and in no way constitutes an endorsement by Rochester Media. Do we need Public Transportation? Simple answer “YES.” Public Transportation provides the opportunity for mobility to go to places. It is beneficial to all regardless of the income levels. A well-developed Public Transportation System has contributed to significant economic growth and job opportunities. The Eastern States have been … [Read more...]

Exciting New Fall Classes Coming to the OPC

If you're 50 years or older and would like to shake up your fitness routine, then you'll want to check out the exciting new classes being offered at the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) state-of-the-art Health & Wellness Center located in Rochester, MI. Beginning Wednesday, October 1, the OPC will be rolling out a variety of new classes (programmed with the working class in mind) to try including QiGong (an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing … [Read more...]

‘A’ is for apple pies at annual OPC Fundraiser!

As it gets closer to September, thoughts turn to cooler weather, colorful leaves, and all things apple. And the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) is doing their part by continuing their tradition of offering curbside pickup of fresh, homemade apple pies. All pies are baked by OPC members to sell as a fundraiser for their Nutrition and Programs & Activities Departments.   Apple pies and Apple Tea Bread will be delivered to your car at our “drive up” tent located in the upper parking lot of … [Read more...]