The Rochester Community Runs and Walks for Meals

2016 Meals On Wheels

On Saturday, June 4, runners and walkers will take to the starting line at 8:00 a.m. at the Older Person’s Commission (OPC) and travel down the serene Clinton River Trail. The 5K course is flat with only one hill making it the perfect course for any athlete. There is a reduced entry fee for pre-registered participants before June 1: $15 for ages 12 and under and $20 all other participants. Race day entry fee is $25. All pre-registered participants will be guaranteed a t-shirt. Awards will be … [Read more...]

May Events at the OPC


May Events at Older Person's Commission Senior Center Join the OPC for upcoming classes and fitness events during the month of April. Come see why OPC is a great place to be 50+ To register for classes, 248-656-1403 and press “0”. 650 Players Spring Musical The community is invited to the 650 Players 2016 Musical, an original musical choreographed and directed by Francine Hachem. Songs including ‘Take a Chance on Me’ and come along to usher in the fresh breeze of spring with … [Read more...]

Coffee with Mayor Daldin at 4 pm on April 21 at the OPC

Coffee with Mayor Daldin

Coffee with Mayor Daldin at 4 p.m. on April 21 at the OPC All Rochester residents and business owners are welcome for Coffee with Mayor Daldin every third Thursday of the month at 4 pm at the Older Persons' Commission located at 650 Letica Road. Please note: If the Mayor is unable to attend, a representative from the City Manager's Office will attend. We look forward to seeing you there.   … [Read more...]

Reconnect Your Mind, Body, and Spirit at the OPC

Wu Style Tai 1 Chi Chuan - Brush Knee and Push form - photo by Michael Dwyer

Restore your mind, body and spirit with a day of wellness at the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) on Saturday, May 21. Beginning at 8:00am, Mind-Body-Spirit Day is a special community event featuring health and wellness activities such as tai chi, yoga, and breathing and relaxation techniques. OPC will be offering four classes that highlight the way in which mind, body and spirit can come together as one. Each session will feature a different type of health and wellness activity which … [Read more...]

Upcoming Classes and Events for Residents 50+ at the OPC

Older Person's Commission

Join the OPC for upcoming classes and fitness events during the month of April. Come see why OPC is a great place to be 50+ To register for classes, 248-656-1403 and press “0”. MEN’S BREAKFAST Mr. Maibauer, retired orthopedic doctor, will share his knowledge and expertise with Men's Breakfast guests on April 5 from 8-9am in classroom 2 & 3. The doctor also will bring several items to show that are used in orthopedic surgery. Cost is $5. To register for any or all breakfasts … [Read more...]

Personal Best Athlete Profile

Michigan Senior Olympics

The Sense of Success: Marika Vorosmarty-Blumerick While all Senior Games athletes strive to perform at their best, the reasons vary as to what motivates them. Some still have the burning desire to win and earn medals, while others seek to maintain health and vitality, to set goals, to measure and compete against themselves over time, or simply to enjoy participating in sport and the camaraderie found in The Games. In truth, the motivation is usually a combination of these and other … [Read more...]

Seeking Artists for Outdoor Art Sale

Outdoor Art Sale to Benefit the OPC needs donated items

The Older Persons’ Commission is looking for hand-made outdoor art, created by anyone, to be donated. If you make birdbaths, stepping stones, benches, garden chairs, wind chimes, trellises, totems, fence and wall art, plant stakes, yard sculpture, planters, lanterns, gazing balls or more - they want your donations. Proceeds go to the OPC Enrichment & Art Department   Deadline: June 1, 2016   Contact Paula: or … [Read more...]

Sample a Class or Activity at the OPC in March

SameAddress from Area Agency on Aging

Spring Into Action This March at the OPC Spring Into Action this March with free classes and programs designed to introduce the community to the OPC, the place to be for adults 50 and older. From March 17 through March 23 all residents of Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township are invited to come and sample a variety of classes and activities held at the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) in Rochester. Spring Into Action is sponsored by SameAddress, a program of the Area Agency on … [Read more...]

Film Explores Love and Intimacy at Age 70 and Older

Critically Acclaimed Documentary, The Age of Love, Screening at OPC March 22

Critically Acclaimed Documentary, The Age of Love, Screening at OPC March 22 The critically acclaimed documentary, The Age of Love, poses the question of love and the search for intimacy as individuals age. The documentary follows couples who take part in an unprecedented speed dating event for 70-90-year-olds. Join the OPC for a one-night-only screening of The Age of Love on March 22 at 6:00 p.m. followed by an exclusive Q&A with film director, Steven Loring. The film follows 30 … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Offers First Ever Free Older Adult Safety Program

Fire Department and Meijer Partner to Provide Fire and Fall Prevention Education The City of Rochester Hills will be offering free personalized home visits for older adults to check for fire and fall hazards. Earlier this year, Rochester Hills was one of only 25 cities selected to attend the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) conference on older adult fire and fall prevention. Nancy Butty, Rochester Hills Fire and Life Safety Educator, will now be able to facilitate this training … [Read more...]