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...]

Dennis White Adult Day Service Program at the OPC

Adult Day Services is a Lifesaver for Participants and their Caregivers “Writing this brings joy to my heart: The professionals at the Older Persons Commission (OPC) Dennis White Adult Day Service Program (ADS) have provided the utmost respect and care to our family member, being very supportive and protective of his well-being, as if he were their own family. OPC’s staff have been so very reliable and accommodating - they have been a lifeline for our family.” These inspiring words are … [Read more...]

Don G. Pixley Memorial Scholarship Announced

Rochester Rotary Announces Don G. Pixley Memorial Scholarship in Honor of Family’s Donation to Rotary International Polio Fund In honor of lifelong Rochester area resident, Don Pixley, Rochester Rotary announces the Rochester Rotary Don G. Pixley Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship will be available to graduating seniors from Rochester area high schools who have overcome significant challenges or disabilities. The former director of the Pixley Funeral Home, Pixley contributed … [Read more...]

Holiday Sip & Shop at OPC

Sip & Shop is the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) annual holiday shopping event. This year, it’s on Thursday, December 5 from 4:30-8:00 p.m. The Sip & Shop offers shoppers a variety of vendors all under one roof, so grab your friends and spend an evening shopping and socializing. For just $5, attendees can peruse items from local merchants, sip a holiday-themed drink, and be entered to win raffle prizes. Complimentary light refreshments will also be available. Each vendor will … [Read more...]

Adult Fitness Park Coming to the OPC

Thanks to a generous $50,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds of the Community Foundation for SE Michigan, the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) has finalized the planning and construction of the outdoor adult fitness park located on the Commission’s grounds. Grants from the Community Foundation support projects and initiatives that reflect the personal passions of the late Mr. Wilson, a Detroit native and founder and longtime owner of the Buffalo Bills. The Design & Access … [Read more...]

Unique Crafts at the OPC Artisan Market

Shop unique and trendy hand-crafted items at the Artisan Market on Saturday, November 9 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Entry is $1 at the door, which benefits the Older Persons' Commission (OPC) Enrichment & Arts Department. The public is welcome to attend this boutique style sale which will be located in the gym at 650 Letica Dr., in Rochester. There will be over 75 talented vendors selling a wide variety of arts and crafts including custom jewelry, hand-thrown pottery, artisan cards, … [Read more...]