Adventure Awaits You in Beautiful Amish Country!

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Join the Older Persons’ Commission for two days and one night of food, flowers, and fun Tuesday, July 28 and Wednesday, July 29 in Shipshewana. The trip cost is based on occupancy. All OPC trips can be found online at Please note, travelers do not have to be OPC members, but they must be 50+ to travel on these trips and all non-members pay a $10 fee.   … [Read more...]

OPC’s ‘Dash Down the Clinton River Trail’ to Benefit Meals on Wheels

Lace up your running shoes and get ready to ‘Dash Down the Clinton River Trail’ in support of Meals on Wheels on Saturday, June 6. The 5K Run/Walk race will begin at 8 a.m. at the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) in Rochester, MI and all proceeds will benefit Meals on Wheels of Northern Oakland County, which provides daily meals for homebound senior seven days a week. According to the press release, the need to support the Meals on Wheels program in our community is great because of the … [Read more...]

“Meals on Wheels” Annual OPC Gala

Sound of Motown to benefit the Meals on Wheels program of the OPC

Older Persons’ Commission hosts annual fundraiser for “Meals on Wheels” featuring The Sound of Motown. At the Royal Park Hotel On Friday, May 8, 2015, the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) will host its 13th Annual Signature Event, the fundraiser for its “Meals on Wheels” program. OPC benefactress Kathy White and Oakland University President Dr. George Hynd are the honorary event co-chairs. Held at the Royal Park Hotel the gala will feature two bands; Detroit-based … [Read more...]

Rep. Webber Invites Rochester Area Residents to April Office Hours

State Rep. Michael Webber will be hosting office hours Monday, April 27, in the OPC dining room, located at 650 Letica Drive in Rochester.  The office hours will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. “I hope to meet with many residents next week,” said Rep. Webber, R- Rochester Hills. “Office hours are a great opportunity for me to hear from residents and I am looking forward to taking their ideas back to Lansing with me.” No appointment is necessary and all residents are welcome to … [Read more...]

Enjoy the Elegance of St. Sabba’s Monastery with the OPC

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Join the Older Persons' Commission as they take off on another adventure on Tuesday, August 18, 2015! Travel comfortably via motor coach and experience the relaxed elegance of the Russian High Tea Luncheon at St. Sabba’s Monastery, followed by a tour. Over 60 teas are offered, along with soup, finger sandwiches, chicken skewer and dessert. Plus, there will time set aside to explore the gardens and gift shop after the tour. All OPC trips can be found online at … [Read more...]

Yoga Day at the OPC

OPC Yoga

Yoga Day at the OPC This Saturday, March 21 is your chance to try yoga, or if you haven’t practiced it in a long time, this is your opportunity to build strength, flexibility, balance, and peace.  Yoga Day is open to the public - all ages welcome.    Session 1 - 11:00 am - 12:15 pm Nancy McCaochan Yoga Basics. Session 2 - 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm Tracy Flynn Gentle Yoga Session 3 - 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Norma Byrne Yoga Blend Bring a mat, water, and a blanket. A light snack will be … [Read more...]

Enjoy the Holidays this Christmas Season

Big, Bright Light Show in Rochester

The holidays are a busy time. Many are working longer hours, shopping more, and finishing the semester at school – the list is long. We all need a break from the action to enjoy the holidays. This time of year offers us a chance to take part in the holiday magic with bright lights, special events, and festive festivals. The Michigan Festivals and Events Association is “Your source for pure Michigan fun!” Here are a few highlights for the holidays: Big, Bright Light Show The … [Read more...]

5th Annual OPC Indoor Triathlon Receives Pure Michigan FITness Endorsement

The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports and the Michigan Fitness Foundation has endorsed the 5th Annual OPC Indoor Triathlon as a quality physical activity event through the Pure Michigan FITness Series endorsement program, it was announced in a recent press release. The 5th Annual OPC Indoor Triathlon will be held on January 17, 2015 at the Older Persons’ Commission in Rochester, MI. The first heat will begin at noon and participants are asked to please check in at … [Read more...]

Exciting New Fall Classes Coming to the OPC

If you're 50 years or older and would like to shake up your fitness routine, then you'll want to check out the exciting new classes being offered at the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) state-of-the-art Health & Wellness Center located in Rochester, MI. Beginning Wednesday, October 1, the OPC will be rolling out a variety of new classes (programmed with the working class in mind) to try including QiGong (an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing … [Read more...]

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

OPC Be Seated Auction

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 chair (old or new) and a little creativity. Chairs can be painted, stenciled, bejeweled, embellished with mosaics or pottery pieces, Zentangled, word-burned, yarn bombed... the sky is the limit! Make a chair for indoors, … [Read more...]