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Upper Peninsula Commission For Area Progress

About UPCAP

Welcome

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.

Upcoming Events

Mar 19

Dementia Caregiving Series

This three-part online series provides useful information and tools designed for caregivers of people with dementia.

During the three online sessions participants will learn basic information about dementia and its impact on brain function, how to communicate more effectively with someone who has dementia, recognize stages of dementia, how to provide meaningful daily activities based on the interests and abilities of the person with dementia, how to better understand and address dementia related behaviors, learn strategies and benefits of self-care and how to build a support network. Each session is an hour long.

Dementia Caregiving Series will be held on Tuesdays, March 19 & 26, and April 2, 2024, from 10:00 – 11:00 am (Eastern) via Zoom.

Dementia Caregiving Series is offered by Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress (UPCAP). This series is available in part through funding from the Older American’s Act and Michigan Department of Health & Human Services Bureau of Aging, Community Living, and Supports.

Participants must have a device with internet connection and email address to attend.

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Mar 28

Powerful Tools for Caregivers – Online

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a highly effective self-care workshop for family caregivers.

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 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. This online workshop focuses on self-care for the caregiver, not on specific diseases or hands-on caregiving.

Each session meets virtually on Thursdays, March 28 – May 2, 2024, from 2:00 – 3:30 pm EST via Zoom.

Class size is limited! Registration ends March 17 or when class is full.

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May 09

Powerful Tools for Caregivers – In Person

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a highly effective self-care workshop for family caregivers.

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 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 in person at Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice, 914 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette, on Thursdays, May 9 – June 13, 2024, 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Eastern).

Class size is limited! Registration ends April 28 or when class is full.

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