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.
Based on a prescription for health model, this program is designed to address and improve the food security of individuals at risk for or diagnosed with a chronic health condition.
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.
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.
REST (Respite Education & Support Tools) is an originally designed educational course that provides respite training to individuals who want to offer care to those in need and provide assistance to their caregivers. As a REST-trained companion, you spend one-on-one time with seniors or those in need, giving the gift of your time to provide a valuable service. The ultimate goal of this training course is to assist individuals to become effective companions and respite volunteers.