Upper Peninsula Commission For Area Progress



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.


  • ***Immediate openings at various subsidized apartment complexes throughout the Upper Peninsula.  Click “here” for more information.***
  • UPCAP is currently accepting applications for:
    • Full-time Accountant/Housing Specialist in Escanaba.  Click here for more information.
  • Click “here” for job application
  • Your Input is Needed! UPCAP, the U.P. Area Agency on Aging, is conducting a needs assessment to guide important decisions that will affect older adults in the Upper Peninsula for the next several years.  We would like to hear from seniors, caregivers, service providers and other interested individuals in our community about the needs and services most important to older adults, as well as collect information that will help us shape the agency’s program development and advocacy efforts.Completing the survey should take about 15 minutes of your time. If you have any questions, please contact Sherry Whitman, Planner/Program Developer at 906-217-3030.   We appreciate your help!
Featured Event
Aug 22

Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) Workshop – Curtis

This 6 session group program is for anyone wishing to improve their health and well being. Spouses, Partners, Caregivers, and Friends are also welcome to…

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Upcoming Events

Sep 05

Matter of Balance Class – Menominee

8 session group class for people with fear of falling or past history of falls.  The program helps reduce fear of falling and provides strategies for people to stay active and independent.  Class will taught by local coaches.

Classes held Thursdays September 5, 2019 – October 24, 2019 from 10:00am – 12:00pm CST

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Sep 10

Creating Confident Caregivers ~ Houghton

Creating Confident Caregiver is or family caregivers of persons with dementia and/or memory loss. Class meets for 6 weeks.

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Sep 16

Diabetes – PATH Workshop – Negaunee, MI

This 6 week program is designed to provide the skills and tools needed by people living with or caring for someone with Type 2 diabetes to improve their health and manage their symptoms.

Class meets Mondays starting on September 16th and running until October 21st @ the Negaunee Senior Center from 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Three is NO cost to attend, however you must pre-register.  Call the Negaunee Senior Center at 906-475-6266 to register.

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Sep 16

Diabetes – PATH Workshop-Negaunee, MI

A Diabetes Self-Management Workshop is being offered at the Negaunee Senior Center beginning on Monday, September 16th, 2019. The Diabetes –PATH (Personal Action Towards Health) workshop is a six week program designed to provide the skills and tools needed by people living with or caring for someone with Type 2 diabetes to improve their health and manage their symptoms. As a result, participants are better equipped to face the daily challenges of living with diabetes. Two trained leaders conduct the workshop that was developed by Stanford University.  Subjects covered include: symptoms of diabetes, stress, managing fatigue and emotional problems, exercise, healthy eating, medications, and working with health care providers.


This six week workshop will meet on Mondays, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Negaunee Senior Center located at 410 Jackson St., Negaunee, MI 49866 beginning September 16th and ending October 21st, 2019.  Class sizes are limited and pre-registration is required. Family and caregivers of those with diabetes are welcome.  There is NO cost to attend this workshop and materials are provided.   Please call the Negaunee Senior Center at (906)475-6266 to register. This FREE community diabetes program is made possible by the U.P Diabetes Outreach Network, UPCAP and the West End Health Foundation. .

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