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...]

Bringing the Zoo to You at the OPC

The Older Persons' Commission (OPC) is Bringing the Zoo to You on Thursday, February 11, at 10:30 a.m. Tour the Toledo Zoo’s historic Aquarium, containing a 90,000 gallon coral reef, where participants will get the opportunity to see sharks and over 20 species of tropical fish. This unique tour will explore fish of the Great Lakes, Amazon, and Gulf of Mexico. Meet aquatic animals and learn how they care for them. This program is free and open to the public. Register in advance for this … [Read more...]

Indoor Activities Resume at the Older Persons’ Commission

Advanced Registration Necessary The Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) is resuming indoor programs, classes and events during October. In the summer, the OPC modified its schedule by adding a variety of virtual and outdoor fitness and enrichment programming, and it’s time to reintroduce indoor programs and classes while adjusting to the CDC and State health and safety requirements.  Indoor Activities Resume at the OPC – Advanced Registration Necessary With meticulous care and planning, the … [Read more...]

OPC Summer Soiree Update for Meals on Wheels Fundraiser

The Older Persons' Commission (OPC) Summer Soiree - in support of Meals on Wheels planned for August - will be pushed back to June 2021. This annual event is a major fundraiser for OPC’s Meals on Wheels program, which has provided critical support to area seniors throughout this unprecedented health crisis. This essential service supplies daily hot, nutritious meals and wellness checks to area seniors who are unable to shop for or prepare meals on their own, and regardless of income … [Read more...]

Meals on Wheels 5k Run/Walk Goes Virtual

The annual 5k Run/Walk for Meals on Wheels - hosted by the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) - will take place as a virtual event this year. Community members and OPC supporters of all ages and abilities can participate in this 5k at any time and any place during the month of June. Whether participants walk or jog the 5K (3.1 miles) all at once, over several days, or over the course of the entire month, all are welcome to participate and help raise awareness and critical funds for this essential … [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...]

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...]