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...]

Michigan Senior Olympics Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony is scheduled to take place Friday, August 10, at Bloomer Park in Rochester Hills from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Bring the family and come join them for this free event. It includes the torch arrival ceremony, music by Captain Fantastic (Elton John Tribute Band), free food from local food trucks including Detroit BBQ Company, The Mean Weenie, Hero & Villain, Buffy’s Mex-Casian Grill, and Treat Dreams. There will also be face painting, kids’ games, vendor tables, giveaways, … [Read more...]

Registration is Now Open for the 2018 Michigan Senior Olympic Summer Games

Michigan Senior Olympics is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 39th Annual Summer Games taking place August 10-19, throughout Oakland and Macomb Counties. Over 1,500 athletes will come from all over Michigan to complete. Athletes will have the opportunity to qualify for the 2019 National Senior Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Michigan Senior Olympics is a non-profit organization that promotes healthy lifestyles by organizing state games, sports competitions and … [Read more...]

Boogie Woogie Kid Benefit Concert

Benefit Concert Featuring Matthew Ball, the Boogie Woogie Kid Matthew Ball, the Boogie Woogie Kid, will perform classic Ragtime, Boogie-woogie and Blues favorites from the 20-40’s era on June 7 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) 650 Letica Drive, Rochester. The tickets for this benefit concert are $10 per person and can be purchased by calling 248-659-1029. The event is open to the public. Matthew Ball, an attorney turned musician, performs as the Boogie … [Read more...]

Music, Madness, and a Mix of Motown

The Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) presents an original variety show – Music, Madness, and a Mix of Motown – running May 9-18. Matinee performances run from May 9-17 from 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m. include lunch and are $17 per person. On May 18, the finale will be performance only beginning at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for this $14 per person. Every show is open to the public. The musical features songs from Motown’s greatest hits and will transport the audience back to the good ol’ days. Created … [Read more...]

Two Exciting Travel Destinations Planned with OPC Leisure Travel

The Older Persons’ Commission is excited to announce two unique travel opportunities, Louisville, KY “Horses, Bourbon, & Museums” trip June 6-9 and Mackinac Island a “Grand Experience” October 8-11. Discover Louisville Horses, Bourbon, & Museums June 6-9 Louisville was selected by Trip Advisor and USA Today as one of the 2018 “Destinations on the Rise” with top notch museums, restaurants, and attractions. This trip includes guided tours of the Louisville Slugger, Frazier … [Read more...]