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 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.
Providing affordable housing options to qualified individuals and families. UPCAP manages and develops a number of multi-family and elderly apartment projects across the Upper Peninsula.
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.
Respite Support Training for Caregivers
NO Cost to Attend – Registration Required!
This is an 8 session group class for people with fear of falling or past history of falls. Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award-winning program designed to manage falls, reduce the fear of falling and provides strategies for people to stay active and independent. Class will taught by local volunteer coaches.
Classes held Tuesdays October 1, 2019 – November 15, 2019 from 2pm – 4pm.
Class size is limited and interested folks must pre-register. Please call Tracie at 235-2985 for more information or to register
The “Linking Quality of Life & Quality of Care” Conference is designed to be interactive and informal. Administrators, directors of nurses, social workers, activity directors, and facility medical directors/physicians are encouraged to attend along with any other staff members you feel could benefit.
We are pleased to announce the following list of presenters have agreed to share their knowledge on current long term care issues:
Renee Koski, Professor of Pharmacy
Ferris State University
Pain Management in the Nursing Homes
Psychotropic Medication Reduction for Nursing Home Resident Safety
Lisa McDowell, Dietitian
Detroit Red Wings & USA Olympic National Development Team
Nutrition Strategies for Feeling Your Best at Any Age
Stacey Hernandez De Leon
Lighthouse at Ishpeming
Utilization of Biopatches for Central Lines Preventing BSI
Sara Gusler, Long Term Care Ombudsman
Recognition and Reducing Biases
Gogebic County Medical Care Facility