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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.

Updates

Accepting applications for part-time and full-time Residential Care Workers to work various shifts at our group home in Escanaba.  Click “here” for more information.

Accepting applications for part-time or full-time Maintenance Worker for its Escanaba operations.  Click “here” for more information.

Accepting applications for part-time Office Support/Receptionist in Escanaba in our Senior Community Service Training Employment Program.  Click “here” for more information.

 

Featured Event
Feb 16

REST Training (Respite, Education and Support Tools) one day training

REST is a unique, interactive training program, where you will receive the education and tools needed to be confident and successful in providing respite care to adults and children.The ultimate goal of this training course is to assist individuals to become effective companions and respite workers by learning the three key steps of support:  Prepare, Care and Connect.There is NO cost to attend this one day training and lunch is included.

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Upcoming Events

Feb 03

PATH Person Action Towards Health – Baraga

Take Charge of your PATH to Living a Health Life with Chronic Conditions.

Program Details:

  • Classes meet once a week for 6 weeks.
  • Each class is 2 1/2 hours long.
  • Each week covers a different subject.
  • Class will help YOU improve your health on step at a time.

Learn to Manage symptoms, Problem Solving, Relaxation, Communication Skills, Medication Usage and more!

Need to register for classes, space is limited.

Call Dawn Kemppainen @ 906-353-4521

Sponsored by KBIC Health System, UPCAP and REACH Journey to Wellness

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Feb 07

REST Training (Respite, Education and Support Tools) one day training

REST is a unique, interactive training program, where you will receive the education and tools needed to be confident and successful in providing respite care to adults and children.

The ultimate goal of this training course is to assist individuals to become effective companions and respite workers by learning the three key steps of support:  Prepare, Care and Connect.

There is NO cost to attend this one day training and lunch is included.

Sign Up

Feb 28

A MATTER OF BALANCE – Watersmeet

Do you have concerns about falling?

Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities.  A MATTER OF BALANCE is a an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.

This program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls.

You will learn to :

  • view falls as controllable
  • set goals for increasing activity
  • make changes to reduce fall risks at home
  • exercise to increase strength and balance

Who should attend?

  • anyone concerned about falls
  • anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength
  • anyone who has fallen in the past
  • anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns

This is a 2 hour class that runs 8 weeks.  Class is held every Tuesday starting February 28th.

Class size is limited, registration is required

Sign up by calling Connie Holt 906-358-4588 ext 6102

No Cost to Attend

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May 18

Save the Date – UP Association of County Commissioners Spring Conference 2017

UPACC Spring Conference ~ May 18th & 19th, 2017 @ Island Resort & Casino, Harris, MI

 

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