OPC Artisan Holiday Market Returns November 13

The Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) will host its annual Artisan Holiday Market on Saturday, November 13, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The market, which is open to the public, will feature unique and hand-crafted goods all made by local artists. A $2 entry fee at the door benefits the OPC’s Enrichment & Arts Department, which provides a full spectrum of educational, entertaining and creative classes and outlets for seniors. The market will be held at the OPC, located at 650 Letica Drive, … [Read more...]

100 Women Who Care Support Seniors in Need

The Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) has a new tool to help them deliver meals to homebound seniors. Thanks to a generous $20,000 donation from 100 Women Who Care – Greater Rochester Area, the OPC was able to purchase a new ‘hotshot’ vehicle, used to transport Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors throughout northeast Oakland County. The specialized food delivery vehicle carries 300 meals at a time and features heated and refrigerated compartments, which maintain the temperature of both … [Read more...]

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...]

American Made Music Party

The Older Persons' Commission (OPC) 650 Players Fall Show, an American Made Music Party, is entertainment designed to tug at heartstrings and tickle funny bones. This event is open to the public and tickets are $12/$15. Lunch show runs Tuesday and Wednesday, October 5-6, at 12 noon and 3:00 p.m. Root Beer Float Shows run Thursday, October 7, at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 9, at 1:00 p.m. All shows runs two hours. Tickets available by calling 248-659-1029. The OPC is located at 650 … [Read more...]

State Rep. Mark Tisdel Invites Seniors to Join him at the OPC

UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS MOVED TO JULY 12 AT 6:00 P.M. State Rep. Mark Tisdel invites Greater Rochester senior citizens to join him for a legislative update on Wednesday, June 30, at the Older Persons' Commission (OPC). Residents who are 50 years old or older are welcome to meet with Tisdel, of Rochester Hills, at the OPC, 650 Letica Drive in Rochester. The event will be held in the dining room at 9:00 a.m. Tisdel will discuss his work in the state Capitol, and attendees will have an … [Read more...]

Test Drive the OPC with their Spring into Action Event

A Celebration of Programs for the 50+ Age Group The Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) invites locals to Spring into Action, where prospective members can learn about and experience the extensive fitness, aquatics, enrichment and arts programming available daily at the facility. Those interested in learning more about the benefits of membership are invited to pre-register for a tour during May, when they will have the opportunity to explore the facility, meet other members and join. For … [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 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...]