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 Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Oakland Township residents, there is no charge for membership.

Tour Dates

  • May 5 at 1:00 p.m.
  • May 10 at 6:00 p.m.
  • May 19 at 1:00 p.m.
  • May 24 at 9:00 a.m.
  • May 26 at 1:00 p.m.

Everyone who joins during the month will be entered into their Love Local raffle. Donated prizes will be raffled off for new members who join during Spring into Action. The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has provided a $150 gift certificate to downtown Rochester merchants, and the Royal Park Hotel has offered a free night’s stay with $50 gift card to Park 600, the hotel’s restaurant. Two winners will be selected on May 27.

All those registered by May 19, along with existing members, are invited to register and attend the New Member Celebration at the OPC on May 21 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The complimentary outdoor event will include lunch, music, entertainment, and a celebration of all things OPC. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged.

Spring into Action activities slated for the week of May 24-27 include a wide variety of fitness, aquatics, enrichment, arts programs, classes, demonstrations, and events. There will be special lectures and performances including the inaugural presentation of the yearlong program, ‘Celebrate Living Well with Ascension Providence Rochester,’ fine arts lectures & classes, live musical performances, and the raffle drawing on May 27.

There will be multiple Tai Chi demonstrations throughout the week, providing the opportunity to learn how the soft-style martial art can help boost your mood, alleviate pain, strengthen the immune system, and improve heart health. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America and there are a wide variety of classes, clinics, and introductory sessions planned for those picking up a paddle for the first time. Pre-registration is required for all activities, and interested individuals are reminded to register early.

Spring into Action allows prospective members to experience all that the organization has to offer the 50+ community. The OPC is a resource, providing not just recreational opportunities, but essential services and resources for vulnerable and homebound seniors. Supportive services provided by the OPC allow seniors to age in place, remaining safely in their homes for as long as possible. As the community grows and changes, the OPC aims to be there at every step, helping to provide independence and mobility for all seniors.

All those interested in touring should call 248-656-1403 to register for events and activities. For further information, please visit www.opcsenriorcenter.org.

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