Spring into Action at OPC

March is going to be a busy month at the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) facility, and area residents 50 and older are invited to come in and experience all that the OPC has to offer. For the entire month of March, the OPC will celebrate Spring into Action, where current and new members can experience the multitude of fitness, aquatics, Enrichment and Arts classes, events and programs offered at the facility. Everyone 50+ is encouraged to visit to learn more about the benefits of joining this … [Read more...]

Our Good News Story, by Mayor Barnett

“People still love a good story, and I don't think that will change.” Those are the words of Robert Iger, Executive Chairman of Disney, who retires at the end of 2021. Everyone who knows me knows my love for Disney and my admiration for Mr. Iger as a leader. He’s had a great run.  We share a love for good stories: Telling them, hearing them and experiencing them.  And now, as another year closes, we have an opportunity to add to our own story – to reflect on our immediate … [Read more...]

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...]

Oktoberfest Party with the OPC

The Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) is holding an outdoor Oktoberfest party including a food truck with authentic German food, beer, wine, live music, Bavarian style pretzels, plus inflatables, and games on Thursday, September 16 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. This fun-for-all-ages, family friendly event is open to the public and will take place in the south parking lot of the OPC. The OPC is located at 650 Letica Drive, Rochester. Guests may enjoy live music and dancing with the Eric Neubauer … [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...]

Annual Car Show Returns to the OPC

The Annual Classic Car and Muscle Car Show at the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) in Rochester is Saturday, July 31 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., to see under the hoods of classic cars and hot rods from every decade. The show will take place in the OPC’s  upper lot located at 650 Letica Drive in Rochester. This free event is fun for the whole family and open to the public.  Attendees can tour the cars and enjoy food, fun, music, and more. Participants are encouraged to register cars in … [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...]