Spring into Action at the OPC!

Rochester, MI: Jumpstart your spring at OPC (The Older Persons’ Commission)! March is going to be a busy month at the facility, and area residents 50 and older are invited to come in and experience all that the OPC has to offer.

For the entire month of March, the OPC will celebrate Spring into Action, where current and new members can experience the multitude of fitness, aquatics, Enrichment and Arts classes, events and programs offered at the facility. Everyone 50+ is encouraged to visit to learn more about the benefits of joining this organization whose mission is to enrich the lives of local seniors.

OPC membership, free to all residents 50+ of Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township, provides state of the art fitness amenities, therapy and lap pools, and Enrichment and Arts programming taught and presented by professionals and leaders in their respective fields. OPC presents everything from pickleball to ballet, self-defense, interval training and lane swimming to aqua yoga, fine arts, pottery, lectures, concerts, a woodshop and lapidary. The organization also offers local transportation, an on-site Adult Day Service and provides Meals on Wheels. There truly is something for everyone!

Spring Into Action Kick-off Presentation ‘The Positive Shift’ with Author Stacie Zotkowski

March 7 at 10am

Stacie’s creative strategies and engaging activities are designed to unlock unlimited potential to move people toward their goals. She will explain how to re-energize, re-empower and rediscover your passion for what you want to accomplish. Tickets can be purchased by calling (248)659-1029. Visit opcseniorcenter.org for more information.

Inspirational Art Exhibit & Sale

March 7 – 11

Fine art, pottery, needle arts, woodworking and crafts all created by talented OPC artists and artisans are available for viewing, judging and some for purchase! A People’s Choice Award will be presented at a reception on Friday, March 11 at 2pm.

New Member Coffees

March 10 @ 6pm | March 15 @ 2pm | March 24 @ 10am | March 28 @ 10am

Attend any of our New Member Coffees to learn all about the OPC and our programs, and take a guided tour through the facility. Call (248)608-0280 to register.

Meet the Mayors

Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett | March 7 @ 11am

Rochester Mayor Stuart Bikson | March 22 @ 11am

Stay up to date on happenings in your community.

Terrific Tuesday: Irish Crossings – The Potato Famine & Irish Immigration to America

March 8 | 4pm

Join Terence O’Leary, author of three ‘Irish Crossing’s novels, set during the time of the tragic Irish Potato Famine. Mr. O’Leary has woven his historical research into this presentation on The Great Hunger, which caused over one million people to travel to America. Tickets can be purchased by calling (248)659-1029. Visit opcseniorcenter.org for more information.

650 Nite Club: Concert with The Mick Gavin Band

March 10 | 6pm

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with traditional Irish music performed by The Mick Gavin Band, one of Detroit’s most celebrated authentic Irish bands. Cash bar and appetizers. Tickets can be purchased by calling (248)659-1029. Visit opcseniorcenter.org for more information.

Adult Day Service Open House

March 11 | 10-11:30am

Tour the center and learn more about our safe and secure program for adults with memory loss, cognitive impairment or physical disabilities. Care for the day, home at night! Call (248) 608-0261 or visit opcseniorcenter.org for more information.

Piano Recital with Young Kim & Students

March 12 | 12:30pm

Live music recital. Tickets can be purchased by calling (248)659-1029. Visit opcseniorcenter.org for more information.

Celebrate Living Well with Ascension Providence Rochester - Breakfast & Learn, American Diabetes Alert Day

March 22 | 10am

Lauren Tomasko, RDN will provide diabetes awareness and education: Learn how to prevent and treat prediabetes, diabetes and live healthy! Register by calling (248)659-1029. Visit opcseniorcenter.org for more information.

School of Rock Live Performance

March 26 | 12:30pm

Live performance of Rochester’s own School of Rock! Tickets can be purchased by calling (248)659-1029. Visit opcseniorcenter.org for more information.

Spring into Action Wrap-Up Presentation & Breakfast ‘Laughter is the Best Medicine’ with Walk Stasinski

March 31 | 10am

Learn how to bring the joy hack into your life by laughing so hard you get tears in your eyes. Walt will discuss the science behind the benefits of laughter while dispensing a hearty dose of fun. Humor is a massage for the soul. Discover how to recapture this spirit! Tickets can be purchased by calling (248)659-1029. Visit opcseniorcenter.org for more information.

As with all OPC programming, registration is required for all Spring into Action events. Register by calling (248) 659-1029 or by visiting opcseniorcenter.org.

The month’s calendar is available on the website and in the OPC March newsletter, which is being mailed to all 50+ households in the area – keep an eye out for yours! Spring into Action is proudly sponsored by Presenting Sponsor Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital and Supporting Sponsor Sunnyside Medicare


The Older Persons' Commission (OPC) provides something for everyone 50+ with a wide array of personal enrichment, fitness, aquatic, social and travel offerings. The center also offers supportive senior services such as Meals on Wheels, Adult Day Service, Transportation and more. Residents 50+ of the City of Rochester Hills, City of Rochester and Charter Township of Oakland are invited to register for programs and activities at the 90,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility. Visit the center or call 248-656-1403 for more information


Feb 14, 2022, Rochester.Life Staff
Updated Mar 2, 2022, Rochester.Life Staff

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