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...]

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...]

Dear Crabby, Are Retirement Communities Really That Great?

Dear Crabby, As spring (finally) starts blooming, I start thinking of all the yard work that will take up my precious weekends. Sometimes, I think I should just sell my house, downsize, and move to one of those swanky retirement communities I see popping up everywhere. What do you think? Would you ever move to one of those places? Thanks!Lee Zure Dear Lee Zure, Retirement can be a tricky thing. A lot of people, wives especially, worry that they’ll have to keep their husbands … [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...]