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 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...]

Annual Pie Sale Kicks Off Fall Season in Rochester

OPC Annual Pie Sale Kicks Off Fall Season Fall in Michigan means it is apple season. What better way to celebrate the season than by participating in the annual Older Person's Commission (OPC) Apple Pie Fundraiser. This year 1800 pies will be available for curbside purchase at the OPC on Wednesday, September 7 through Friday, September 9 from 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Back again this year, pies will also be available from 9:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m. at the Art & Apples Festival in Rochester Municipal … [Read more...]

Henry Ford Big Band Concert Benefits OPC

Henry Ford Big Band Concert Benefits Adult Day Care and Act of Kindness Programs at OPC The community is invited to experience the sounds of the Henry Ford Big Band on August 18 at 6:00 p.m. The concert takes place at the Older Persons Commission in Rochester and benefits the OPC Adult Day Program and the Act of Kindness Program.  Sponsored by Wellbridge of Rochester, tickets are just $20 in advance or $30 at the door with all proceeds going to benefit these two essential community … [Read more...]

OPC Events and Programs

Events and programs happening late summer and this fall at the Older Person's Commission in Rochester Women's Luncheon Women’s Luncheon on August 25, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. in the Cattell Auditorium.  Carson’s from the Village at Rochester Hills will be here to share with us some of the hot new trends for the fall. Delicious luncheon served to you by the OPC Men Waiters will be enjoyed by all.  Ticket price $12, advance sales only. For more information, visit  Drop-In … [Read more...]

Lobster Boil Tradition Continues

The 18th Annual Lobster Boil – You Plan the Party, The Rochester Junior Woman’s Club Will Cook The Rochester Junior Woman’s Club is preparing for its 18th annual Lobster Boil on Saturday, September 24th. Live New England lobsters are flown in fresh early Saturday morning. Each Lobster is between 1 and 1 ¼ pounds each. Members of RJWC will cook the lobsters on-site at the Older Persons’ Commission located at 650 Letica in Rochester. Proceeds from this years’ Lobster Boil will benefit … [Read more...]