Volunteer Your Creativity for OPC’s “Be Seated Auction”


Calling all artists! The Older Persons Commission (OPC) is looking for artistic people of all ages, young or old, to design and decorate chairs for their “Be Seated Auction” which will be held in conjunction with their ever-popular Used Art Sale on Thursday, September 25. All you need is a chair (old or new) and a little creativity. Chairs can be painted or bejeweled, embellished with mosaics or pottery pieces, Zentangled, stenciled, word-burned… the sky is the limit. Make a chair for … [Read more...]

Annual OPC Used Jewelry Fundraiser Sale happening in July

Volunteer Kathy Huizdos with an array of accessories and jewelry at the OPC's annual fundraising event

Jazz up your wardrobe at the Annual Used Jewelry Fundraiser Sale, Wednesday, July 16 and Thursday, July 17 at the Older Persons' Commission (OPC). Find that new piece of jewelry or perfect accessory to update the look of your outfits at unheard of prices! You'll find one-of-a-kind, second generation bracelets, necklaces, rings, earrings, pins, rings, and cufflinks. Some vintage and fine jewelry will also be available. And with other accessories such as scarves and purses, you can walk out … [Read more...]

Sign-up for the 5K Run/Walk for OPC Meals Fundraiser

The OPC needs your help! On Saturday, June 7, they will be having a 5K Run/Walk. Every $5 raised will provide one meal for a home-bound senior. This is a community opportunity to give back and have some fun. Here is how you can help raise funds: Run in the 5K Fun Run Walk one mile Give a tax-deductible donation for a great cause The flat course runs along the Clinton River Trail and there’s one hill. Runners please note that this is a chip-timed event with full awards in 10-year … [Read more...]

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...]