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.
Creating Confident Caregivers is a 6-week evidence-based online program designed to provide family caregivers in Michigan with information and tools for managing daily life, behavior, resources and their own well-being.
Class sessions will be held on Wednesdays, May 25 – June 29, from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. EST, with an optional Zoom orientation on Wednesday, May 18.
A computer or device with internet connection, webcam, microphone and email address is needed to attend. Prior to the first session, participants must complete a pre-class questionnaire, which will be provided by the workshop leader.
Class size is limited. Registration ends on May 15.
The Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease Program is an exercise program
that can reduce pain and improve overall health. If you can be on your feet for
10 minutes without increased pain, you can have success with Walk With
Ease. This is a self-guided walking program with six weeks of on-line class
support to help you stay motivated and build confidence, while you learn to
safely increase physical activity. There will be an opportunity for a group
walking session one time per week at the Escanaba Northern Lights YMCA.