In 1974, The Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress (UPCAP) was designated as the Region XI Upper Peninsula Area Agency on Aging, whose purpose is to advocate for and provide services to the residents of the Upper Peninsula.
Providing information, resources, support and programs to caregivers throughout the U.P.
Providing easy accessible, responsive, and professional information and assistance to Upper Peninsula citizens and families in need, 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week.
Offering classes across the Upper Peninsula for disease prevention, management, and wellness.
Facilitating in home service options to avoid or delay nursing home placement to help individual’s live independently.
MMAP (pronounced map) is a free counseling service for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries and their caregivers to help them in making informed health benefit decisions.
Assisting older persons in leading independent, meaningful, and dignified lives in their own homes and communities for as long as possible.
January 18: The Dementia Overview for Family and Friends online class provides information about dementia as a disease, how the disease affects more than just memory, the role of confusion, and communication skills as well as providing strategies and techniques useful for daily interaction with individuals living with dementia.
January 25: Planning Activities for Persons with Dementia online class provides information on engaging activities and assisting individuals with dementia in a way that promotes contented involvement, as well as strategies and techniques useful for planning daily activities.
February 1: Understanding Behavior and Support Needs of Persons with Dementia online class provides information on certain behaviors, potential triggers and strategies useful for dementia caregivers, as well as techniques useful for providing daily support and identifying triggers leading to potentially challenging behaviors.