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 Licensed Social Worker/Registered Nurse for our Sault Ste. Marie, MI Office.  Click here for more information.
    • Full-time Accountant in Escanaba.  Click here for more information.
    • Part-time Clerical Support in Escanaba.  Click here for more information.
  • Click “here” for job application
  • Falls Prevention Awareness Day 2019
  • 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!

Upcoming Events

Nov 02

U.P. Type 1 Diabetes Summit – Marquette

3rd Annual Type 1 Diabetes Summit in
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Marquette Seni


3rd Annual Type 1 Diabetes Summit in


Saturday, November 2, 2019

Marquette Senior High School

1203 West Fair Avenue in Marquette, MI

Registration for this event starts in September and can be found at: http://www.diabetesinmichigan.org and on Eventbrite.

Questions? Ask Kristen Cambensy at cambensyk@upcap.org or call 906-273-1120 for more information.

10:00AM–10:30AM Registration and Vendor Exhibits

10:30AM–10:45AM Welcome Kristen Cambensy

10:45AM–11:30AM My Life with T1D Former Olympic Swimmer, Gary Hall Jr.

11:30AM–12:30PM Lunch and Vendor Exhibits

12:30PM–1:30PM Breakout Sessions:

You can do ANYTHING with T1D, Martial Arts demonstration
Chris Plourde, RN, PWD

1:35PM–2:35PM Breakout Sessions TBA

2:40PM-3:15PM Closing Keynote Presentation Michael Wood, MD
Pediatric Endocrinlogist

3:15PM Adjourn

Cost of the event is $5. This will include lunch and an event shirt for all participants.

We have set aside a block of rooms at the Marquette Holiday Inn for anyone interested. The rooms are $95 per night plus taxes. If you are interested, please call 906-225-1351 and ask for the UPDON block. Rooms will be held until 10/20/19.

Sign Up

Nov 12

PATH Workshop-Escanaba, MI

6 session group program that meets once a week for anyone wishing to improve their health. Spouses, partners, caregivers, and friends are al

6 Weeks – 15 Hours

A Lifetime of NEW Options for a Healthier You!

Get on the PATH

A PATH to Better Health Workshop is being offered at UPCAP in Escanaba starting in November!

Managing your health starts with taking care of yourself. A PATH workshop offers you a hands-on opportunity to discover solutions that work with your life and your health concerns.

If a chronic health problem or condition such as arthritis, diabetes, lupus, fibromyalgia or heart or lung disease has kept you from doing the things you want to do, you are not alone. As many as 80% of older adults are living with at least one chronic condition. With mutual support from others in a PATH workshop, you can build confidence to make new choices and feel better. Set your own goals and put new problem-solving skills to work in your life, you are in charge. It’s about doing what’s important to you – and not just living, but learning to live well!

PATH is a six-week evidence based workshop for adults of all ages or the partner, spouse or caregiver of someone who has a chronic health problem or condition. It is led by trained leaders-many who have a chronic health condition themselves – and focuses on helping participants feel better, have more control, and do the things they want to do.

This FREE workshop will meet once a week on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the UPCAP office located at 2501 14th Ave South in Escanaba, MI – starting November 12th and ending on December 17th, 2019. There is no cost to attend this workshop and all materials and a snack are provided.

Class sizes are limited and pre-registration is required. To register, call UPCAP by dialing 2-1-1 or register online at http://www.upcap.org/events . This program is being sponsored by UPCAP with support from the Lions Clubs of Michigan, a grant from the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan and community volunteers.

For complete information on this and other events, please visit us at http://www.upcap.org/events or on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/upcapservices/


Sign Up

Contact UPCAP