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.
Research studies find high rates of depression and anxiety among caregivers and increased vulnerability to health problems. Caregivers frequently cite restriction of personal activities and social life as problems. In addition, caregivers often feel a lack of control over events and a sense of powerlessness which can have a significant negative impact on their physical and emotional health. The Powerful Tools for Caregivers six-week online program will provide caregivers tools to help reduce stress and increase relaxation, make tough decisions, reduce guilt, anger and depression, communicate effectively, set goals and problem solve, and take better care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. Caregivers will benefit from the class whether they are helping a parent, spouse, or friend living at home, in long-term care or across the country.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers is designed for non-professional informal family caregivers who are helping a parent, spouse or friend living in the community, a nursing home or across the country. This highly effective, self-care program for family caregivers, builds skills that caregivers need to better care for themselves as they provide care for others. Caregiver participants learn to minimize the potentially negative impacts of caregiving emphasizing self-care and empowerment. The workshop focuses on self-care for the caregiver, not on specific diseases or hands-on caregiving.
Each session meets virtually on Wednesdays, March 16 through April 20, 2022 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EST.
Class size is limited! Registration ends March 6th.