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.
6 session group program for people living with diabetes. Topics include meal planning, label reading, blood sugar monitoring, exercise and much more. Caregivers also welcome to attend. Group will meet weekly on Wednesdays October 17th through November 21st and classes will be offered at Victory Lutheran Church in Sawyer. There is no cost to attend. A workbook that accompanies that program will be available to purchase for $20 or to borrow.
Pre registration is required. Call Cindy Dulany at 372-3268 to register or for more information.
Turning 65 soon? Need help understanding Medicare? This event is sponsored by UPCAP’s MI Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) and includes our Medicare 101 presentation, workbook & materials, question & answer session, refreshments and more! We provide unbiased Medicare information and options. MMAP does not sell insurance or endorse any insurance products.
No cost to attend, but you must register.
The 2018 Fall Conference will be held at the Island Resort & Casino in Harris, MI. The conference will have informational speakers on various topics of interest to the commissioners of the Upper Peninsula.
October 18th @ 1:00 p.m EST
6 week class designed to help non-professional informal family caregivers who are helping a parent, spouse, friend or someone living in the community, a nursing home or across the country.
This class will help you reduce stress, take care of yourself, make tough decisions and problem solve.
Class meets weekly on Mondays starting October 22nd through December 3, 2018 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. **There will be NO class on November 12th.
There is NO cost to attend, however you must register.
REST is a unique, interactive training program where you will receive the tools and education needed to be confident and successful in providing respite care to adults and children.
This 2 day training meets on Tuesday, October 23rd and Wednesday, October 24th.
There is NO cost to attend, however registration is required.