Upcoming Day Trips From the OPC

Senior Trip to the Detroit Auto Show Experience an automotive event unlike any other on January 17 with an Older Persons’ Commission trip to the Detroit Auto Show from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. At the Detroit Auto Show individuals will have the opportunity to see up-close the vehicles and technologies that will shape the future automotive landscape. From muscle and electric cars to high-performance supercars and trucks, the Auto Show has something for  everyone. Lunch is on your own from plenty … [Read more...]

December at the Older Person’s Commission

Shop Till You Drop at OPC $6 Sale Start your holiday shopping early at OPC during the annual $6 Sale. This year’s sale will be held Thursday and Friday, November 17 & 18 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 19 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Everything is new featuring jewelry, gadgets, small gift items and more. Everything is just $6 (excludes select show specials). This event is brought to OPC by HCI Fundraising. Proceeds support the Enrichment and Art Department. Stop and shop … [Read more...]

Registration is Now Open for the 2017 Winter Games

Registration for the 2017 Michigan Senior Olympic Winter Games is now open.  The events will take place at various locations throughout Southeast Michigan February 8-13, 2017. Events include: badminton, billiards, bocce ball, basketball skills competition, dancesport, ice hockey, pickleball, powerlifting, racquetball, table tennis, and co-ed volleyball (NEW). In addition to the Winter Games we have partnered with the Krazy Klassic Cross Country Ski Race presented by Epic Racing on Sunday, … [Read more...]

Precinct 5 Voters Voting at the OPC

Notice of Room Change at the OPC Precinct 5 Voters Voting at the Older Persons' Commission Building, 650 Letica, Rochester, MI Voting at the OPC for Precinct 5 will be held in the Auditorium on the northeast corner of the building. Voters will now use the north parking lot. Precinct 5 is everyone east of the Stony Creek to the eastern City limit and north of Parkdale to the northern City limit. If you have any questions, please contact the City Clerk's Office at … [Read more...]

Get Ready to Rewire not Retire with Chuck Gaidica

Chuck Gaidica, WDIV “Live in the D” cohost, will share the many opportunities available to retirees as they prepare for this new chapter in their life at the launching of the Older Persons' Commission Rewired not Retired program on October 6 at 7:00 pm. Gaidica has reinvented his life and wants to share with fellow Baby Boomers his story and what some experts call an “encore career.” There are nearly 10,000 Baby Boomers retiring each day in America according to the Pew Research Center and … [Read more...]

Put Your Best Brain Forward with Mind Aerobics at the OPC

Mind Aerobics is an innovative, evidence-based program that helps adults maintain or strengthen their brain function. In a recent 10 year trial involving nearly 3,000 older adults the Alzheimer’s Association announced that specific types of brain training games that test mental quickness decreased the onset of dementias by 48 percent. Mind Aerobics classes are organized by cognitive level and participants are grouped into classes based on their cognitive function. Each level has 24 one hour … [Read more...]

The Women’s Fund is Looking for Grant Recipients

The Women’s Fund is looking for non-profit organizations that are in need of assistance and can benefit from their grants. The Women’s Fund provides focused grants to local non-profit organizations throughout Oakland County that support women. Grants are awarded once a year and applications must be submitted by October 14 to be considered. Requests for funding must be submitted on a Women’s Fund Grant Application. For grant requests of $1000 or less, use the Short Form Application and for … [Read more...]

Church Works to Benefit Local Area

Abiding Presence Lutheran Church is one of nearly 10,000 congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) participating in “God’s work. Our hands.” on Sunday, September 11. Across the country, thousands of ELCA members are engaging in service work to make a positive change in their communities, build and deepen relationships and share God’s love. Members of Abiding Presence will be making and taking thank you cards to local fire and police stations for helping to keep us … [Read more...]

Upcoming Events at the OPC

Upcoming senior and community events held at the Older Persons’ Commission in Rochester. For more information on any of these events, visit www.orpseniorcenter.org. The OPC is located at 650 Lettica Drive in Rochester. Zentangle Intro Class will be held September 7 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Zentangle is an easy to learn and relaxing method of drawing beautiful images from structured patterns. Experience the benefits of tranquil focus while creating beautiful art. For more information, visit … [Read more...]

The Women’s Fund Grant to the OPC

The Women’s Fund likes writing checks . However, even better is getting to see how the funds change lives. Last year the Women’s Fund provided the Older Person’s Commission (OPC) with a $500 grant for their Act of Kindness Program which helps low-income seniors cover the cost of unexpected home repairs, specifically to assist elderly women with home repairs. With the grant funding, and the help of Faith Works, the group of volunteer men who assist seniors and disabled people with … [Read more...]