Mayor Barnett Speaks at National AARP Conference

Shares the Future of Mobility and Autonomous Vehicles Last month, Mayor Bryan K. Barnett joined Nancy LeaMond, AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer, in a keynote discussion about the issues that affect the older citizens in our community the most, including mobility, aging in place, changing technology, affordable housing and quality of life. This timely and relevant discussion took place at the 6th Annual Livable … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Dear Crabby, Where Can I Find Out About Events Around Town?

Dear Crabby, Is there an event calendar anywhere that lists all the events happening in the Rochester/Rochester Hills, Michigan community? Of course, it probably won’t have everything, but as many as possible? Thanks! Arlene B. Dear Arlene, Well, we certainly live in a great area where there never seems to be a shortage of things to do. And there’s nothing worse than FOMO. That’s cool kids slang which means, ‘Fear of Missing Out.’ My grandkids once asked me how we found out about … [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...]