Christmas & Cocktails Holiday Shopping at the OPC

The Christmas and Cocktails Shopping event on December 6 aims to relieve the annual hassle of holiday gifts. From 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., the community is invited to browse a variety of vendors all under one roof. Grab a friend and spend an evening at Older Persons' Commission (OPC). For just $5, attendees can shop unique local merchants, sip a holiday-themed drink, and be entered to win raffle prizes. Reserve tickets by phone, 248-608-0251, or purchase them at the door. Complimentary light … [Read more...]

Mayor Barnett Hosts Discussion on Autonomous Vehicles

City Partners with AARP and Dataspeed for Vehicle Tech Panel Discussion Mayor Bryan K. Barnett will host a panel discussion about autonomous vehicles and new vehicle technology on Monday, November 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The event will be held in the cafeteria of the Older Persons' Commission (OPC), located at 650 Letica Drive, Rochester, MI. “Autonomous vehicles may drastically change how our residents get around,” states Barnett. “We look forward to discussing how this new … [Read more...]

Archery Demo and Tour

Older Person's Commission Members Archery Demo and Tour Thursday, October 18, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Meet at the sports desk at Older Person Commission, 650 Letica Dr, Rochester, MI 48307 or call for more information 248-656-1403. Transportation included. Archery may not come to mind when you think of senior-friendly sports, but archery provides a variety of health benefits for seniors. Come join USA Archery certified instructors for a tour and an opportunity to shoot at Oakland … [Read more...]

Inaugural Scrapbooking Fundraiser for Adult Day Services

The Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) is hosting its Inaugural Scrapbook Crop on Saturday, October 20 from 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. This marathon event features meals, vendors, door prizes, individual workspaces, and more. The fundraiser will benefit the Adult Day Services Department and is open to the public. The OPC is located at 650 Letica Dr., Rochester. Participants will be assigned a table where they can scrapbook from morning until night. They are encouraged to be bring basic supplies, … [Read more...]

Unique Crafts at the OPC Artisan Market

Shop unique and trendy hand-crafted items at the Artisan Market on Saturday, November 3,  from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Older Person's Commission (OPC). Entry is $1 which benefits the Enrichment & Arts Department. The public is welcome to attend this boutique style sale which will be located in the gym at 650 Letica Dr., in Rochester. There will be over 75 talented vendors selling a wide variety of art and crafts including custom jewelry, hand-thrown pottery, artisan cards, Christmas … [Read more...]

Vendor Registration Open for Artisan Market at OPC

Participate in the Artisan Market on November 3, at the Older Persons Commission (OPC) which is currently accepting vendors to sell their handmade and uniquely crafted items. The Market will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and is open to the public. This Artisan Market is located at 650 Letica Dr., Rochester, draws a large attendance from the community with vendors selling pottery, knitted items, original cards, jewelry, paintings, photography and more.  Tables at the Artisan Market … [Read more...]

Second Annual Senior Expo at the OPC

The Older Persons Commission (OPC) is excited to announce its Second Annual Senior 50+ Expo on Wednesday, October 3, from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Organizations from all over Metro Detroit will share interactive information and resources for older adults, caregivers, friends and family in the Rochester Area. This event is open to the public and free to all attendees. Over 70 exhibitors are slated to participate and exhibits include travel, fitness, and senior living information, financial … [Read more...]

Riverstrings Musicians to Hold Benefit Concert at OPC

Enjoy an entertaining performance with Riverstings on September 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the Older Persons Commission (OPC) and hear 27 musicians, playing a combination of dulcimers, violin, guitar, penny whistle, and even kazoos to create an exciting sound. Tickets are $10 per person with proceeds benefiting the Acts of Kindness program at the OPC. This program provides low-income seniors with minor home repairs. The concert is open to the public and perfect for the whole family. Tickets can … [Read more...]

Rochester Cider Mill Tasting and Tour

Rochester Cider Mill Tasting and Tour Day Trip with the OPC Join cider aficionado, Michael Dwyer, as the Older Persons Commission (OPC) visits three local cider mills with the OPC bus. Attendees will enjoy plenty of delicious samplings as they learn about cider and the mills. Items will be available for purchase so attendees can take some additional autumn delights home with them. Cider Mills include Rochester Cider Mill, Middleton Cider Mill, and Yates Cider Mill. Reservations by phone … [Read more...]

Former NFL Player Lomas Brown to Speak at Rochester OPC

The Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) Rewired Not Retired program will host Lomas Brown, former National Football League (NFL) player, Detroit Lions Radio Broadcaster, business entrepreneur, and mentor on September 19 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Lomas Brown had a successful career as an NFL player and explored a variety of paths after he retired from the game in 2002. For the past decade Lomas has been helping start-ups, not only become successful, but thrive. Event attendees will enjoy stories … [Read more...]