OPC Cruise Party to send off Marye Miller


Join the OPC community on Tuesday, April 1, at the Older Persons Commission, as we salute Marye Miller, Executive Director of the OPC, who will be retiring following 30 years on the USS-OPC! Catch the wave of amazing fun when Captain Marye Miller welcomes you aboard our ship as we embark on her final journey with OPC. The unique experiences include docking at Key West, New Orleans & the Red Neck Riviera. Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Bryan K. Barnett, Mayor of Rochester … [Read more...]

See what’s new in November at the OPC

Six-Dollar Fundraising Sale Looking to freshen up your fall wardrobe or perhaps wrap up your holiday shopping? Then you're in luck! The OPC Art Department is having a fundraiser that is open to the public and offers top-quality products, factory direct prices, and values up to 80% below retail. All items are priced the same-only $6: scarves, ties, sunglasses, reading glasses, jewelry, purses, belts, wallets, seasonal accessories. Deals on “show specials” are priced slightly … [Read more...]

Travel with the OPC and DIA

OPC Travel

“Come Wonder Around” the Detroit Institute of Arts with OPC Leisure Travel on Sunday, September 15, 2013. The trip departs OPC at 9:00 a.m. and returns at 3:00 p.m. Upon arrival at the DIA, you will enjoy a reception with baked goods and coffee, then explore the galleries with a self-guided tour, visit the DIA gift shop, and if you wish, treat yourself to lunch at the CaféDIA. If you are 50 years of age or older, and a resident of Rochester, Rochester Hills, or Oakland Township, we … [Read more...]

Poetry in the Park


Poetry in the Park By Michael Dwyer Friday Evening at the Rochester Municipal Park Rochester Poets present this year’s event on Friday, July 19, at 7:00 p.m. (runs until dusk) at the Kiwanis pavilion in the Rochester Municipal Park. Free and open to the public with nearby free parking. Bring chairs or stroll by for few minutes. All poets are from the local writing group, Rochester Poets. From the Organizer “Our readers include Jim Ahearn, current President of the Poetry … [Read more...]

OPC to hold annual used jewelry fundraiser sale

Find one-of-a-kind, second generation bracelets, necklaces, rings, earrings, pins, rings, and cufflinks on Thursday, June 13 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Friday, June 14th from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. In addition to jewelry we also offer accessories such as scarves and purses. All proceeds support the Art Department at OPC. The public is welcome and admission is free The Older Persons’ Commission is located at 650 Letica in Rochester. For more information, visit our website … [Read more...]

The Good Person of Szechwan

Full Impact Theater

By Michael Dwyer The Good Person of Szechwan Bertolt Brecht wrote "The Good Person of Szechwan" between 1939 and 1943 while in exile from Germany during World War II. It made its debut on February 4, 1943, at the Schauspielhaus Zurich, in Zurich, Switzerland. Considered one of the best epic plays by Brecht because of its universal themes and the way it challenges the audience. The first English-language version of the play came to the United States in 1948 and the Brecht parable … [Read more...]

Rochester Area Jaycees 2013 Senior Easter Basket Project

Rochester Area Jaycee President Michael Webber delivers an Easter Basket during the 2013 Easter Basket delivery.

For many years, the Rochester Area Jaycees have worked in conjunction with the Older Persons Commission to deliver Easter Baskets, filled with food, candy and useful household items, to homebound seniors who live in the Greater Rochester area.   Annually the Jaycees budget funds that were raised for this community service project. The group works with the OPC to identify homebound senior citizens who will receive the bags. Once the Jaycees purchase the materials and assemble … [Read more...]

New OPC chairman says problems are over

Oakland Township Supervisor Terry Gonser, OPC Executive Director Marye Miller and OPC board chairman Dr. Pierre Atallah.

The new chairman of the Rochester Older Persons Commission governing board says the difficulties of the past few years are over. Pierre Atallah, a Rochester cardiologist and Oakland Township resident, was recently appointed by the Oakland Township Board of Trustees to serve on the OPC board. He also serves on the Rochester Downtown Development Authority Board and said he was elected OPC chairman as a compromise candidate. Over the last few years, tension has developed between the OPC board … [Read more...]

“Working with Super Stars” Luncheon and Lecture at OPC

Enjoy a delicious luncheon, served to you by the Rochester Junior Woman's Club, and a special presentation by George Piliouras, the Executive Creative Director of Ford Motor advertising campaigns, as well as those of Country Music superstars Toby Keith and Alan Jackson on Wednesday, February 27 from noon to 2:00 p.m. Our popular Learn More Now Program is offered every three months and open to the public. Sponsored by Guardian Angel Cemetery and the Modetz Family Funeral Homes. Limited … [Read more...]

OPC has news, but what is it?


Be among the first to hear some special announcements at the Rochester Older Persons Commission on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at noon. Dr. Pierre Atallah, newly elected Chairman of the OPC Governing Board, will make the announcements and the public is invited to attend. The OPC is located at 650 Letica, Rochester. … [Read more...]