OPC Summer Soiree Update for Meals on Wheels Fundraiser

The Older Persons' Commission (OPC) Summer Soiree - in support of Meals on Wheels planned for August - will be pushed back to June 2021. This annual event is a major fundraiser for OPC’s Meals on Wheels program, which has provided critical support to area seniors throughout this unprecedented health crisis. This essential service supplies daily hot, nutritious meals and wellness checks to area seniors who are unable to shop for or prepare meals on their own, and regardless of income … [Read more...]

Meals on Wheels 5k Run/Walk Goes Virtual

The annual 5k Run/Walk for Meals on Wheels - hosted by the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) - will take place as a virtual event this year. Community members and OPC supporters of all ages and abilities can participate in this 5k at any time and any place during the month of June. Whether participants walk or jog the 5K (3.1 miles) all at once, over several days, or over the course of the entire month, all are welcome to participate and help raise awareness and critical funds for this essential … [Read more...]

OPC Essential Services Continue During Covid-19

In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) in Rochester continues to provide essential services to vulnerable, frail, and homebound seniors. While the OPC facility is closed for daily recreational usage, our staff and a handful of dedicated volunteers have significantly increased output of the critical services, which are at the core of OPC’s mission. The OPC continues to prepare and deliver Meals on Wheels five days a week (5 hot + 2 frozen for the weekend), … [Read more...]

Older Persons’ Commission to Continue Essential Services

In the face of the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic, the Rochester Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) continues to provide essential services to the vulnerable senior population in our community. The Letica Drive facility is closed for daily recreational usage, but staff and dedicated volunteers remain committed to providing the life-saving programs and services, which are at the core of OPC’s mission. These services include Meals on Wheels, which provides hot, nutritious meals to seniors 60+ in … [Read more...]

Dennis White Adult Day Service Program at the OPC

Adult Day Services is a Lifesaver for Participants and their Caregivers “Writing this brings joy to my heart: The professionals at the Older Persons Commission (OPC) Dennis White Adult Day Service Program (ADS) have provided the utmost respect and care to our family member, being very supportive and protective of his well-being, as if he were their own family. OPC’s staff have been so very reliable and accommodating - they have been a lifeline for our family.” These inspiring words are … [Read more...]

10th Annual Indoor Triathlon at OPC

On January 25, the Older Person's Commission (OPC) will hold its 10th Annual Indoor Triathlon. This longstanding event is an absolute favorite among regular and new participants alike. It’s unique in that this typically warm-weather event will take place in winter in the indoor pool and track at the OPC. Compete in 20-minute intervals of running, biking and swimming, with awards given based on age. The triathlon is open to the public for this challenging and fun competition. As a slightly … [Read more...]

Michigan Senior Olympic 2020 Winter Games

Michigan Senior Olympic Winter Games Registration is now OPEN for the 2020 Michigan Senior Olympic Winter Games. The events are beginning on Wednesday, February 5 and will run until Monday, February 16. We have 800 athletes from all over the state participating in the games. The Michigan Senior Olympics are open to anyone age 50+. Athletes compete in 5-year age groups. Schedule of Events Extra Event - Cross Country Skiing – Saturday, January 12 Free Clinic – Platform Tennis at … [Read more...]

Holiday Sip & Shop at OPC

Sip & Shop is the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) annual holiday shopping event. This year, it’s on Thursday, December 5 from 4:30-8:00 p.m. The Sip & Shop offers shoppers a variety of vendors all under one roof, so grab your friends and spend an evening shopping and socializing. For just $5, attendees can peruse items from local merchants, sip a holiday-themed drink, and be entered to win raffle prizes. Complimentary light refreshments will also be available. Each vendor will … [Read more...]

Adult Fitness Park Coming to the OPC

Thanks to a generous $50,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds of the Community Foundation for SE Michigan, the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) has finalized the planning and construction of the outdoor adult fitness park located on the Commission’s grounds. Grants from the Community Foundation support projects and initiatives that reflect the personal passions of the late Mr. Wilson, a Detroit native and founder and longtime owner of the Buffalo Bills. The Design & Access … [Read more...]

Unique Crafts at the OPC Artisan Market

Shop unique and trendy hand-crafted items at the Artisan Market on Saturday, November 9 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Entry is $1 at the door, which benefits the Older Persons' Commission (OPC) 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 arts and crafts including custom jewelry, hand-thrown pottery, artisan cards, … [Read more...]