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...]

Don G. Pixley Memorial Scholarship Announced

Rochester Rotary Announces Don G. Pixley Memorial Scholarship in Honor of Family’s Donation to Rotary International Polio Fund In honor of lifelong Rochester area resident, Don Pixley, Rochester Rotary announces the Rochester Rotary Don G. Pixley Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship will be available to graduating seniors from Rochester area high schools who have overcome significant challenges or disabilities. The former director of the Pixley Funeral Home, Pixley contributed … [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...]

Tribute 2 The Stars: Fall Variety Show at OPC

The 650 Players presents "Tribute 2 the Stars" The Older Persons' Commission (OPC) is bringing down the house with its latest show- Tribute to the Stars. The 650 Players will sing, dance and perform skits that will pay homage to their favorite entertainers including Lucille Ball, Olivia Newton John, Stevie Wonder and Patsy Cline. Lunch and Performance shows are October 29, 30 and 31 for $15 per ticket. Performance only shows are November 1 at 7:00 p.m. and a matinee on November 3 at 2:00 … [Read more...]

Third Annual Senior Expo at the OPC

The Rochester Older Persons' Commission (OPC) is offering the 50+ Expo on Wednesday, October 2, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at their building, 650 Letica Drive, in Rochester. No pre-registration is required, and admission and parking are free. Shuttle service is available from St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. The event’s guest speaker will be ‘America’s Heart Healthy Doc,’ Joel Kahn, MD. Dr. Kahn is one of the world’s top cardiologists whose mission is to prevent heart attacks through … [Read more...]

Scrapbooking Fundraiser for the OPC

The Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) is hosting its 2nd Annual Scrapbooking/Crop on Saturday, September 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. This marathon event will feature meals, vendors, door prizes, individual workspaces, and more. This fundraiser will benefit the Act of Kindness program and is open to the public. The OPC is located at 650 Letica Drive in Rochester. Participants will be assigned a table at which they can scrapbook from morning until night. They are encouraged to be bring … [Read more...]

Who Will Be Crowned Top Chef 2019 at the Older Persons Commission?

On August 15, ten Senior Living Community chefs will be competing to be crowned Top Chef 2019 in the categories of; appetizer, entrée, and dessert at Older Persons' Commission (OPC). The culinary skills of these individuals will be judged by local executive chefs and professionals with an award ceremony emceed by Jennifer Kincer and sponsor Ascension Providence Rochester (Crittenton Hospital) presenting the trophies. The 10 Senior Living Communities who will be competing to be crowned Top … [Read more...]