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.


  • UPCAP is accepting applications for the following positions.  Click “here” for job descriptions and application.
    • Full-time Licensed Social Worker position in Sault Ste. Marie, MI
    • Part-time Maintenance position for Pleasant Acres Apartments in Powers, MI 
    • 2 – Part-time Homemaker Aides.  Positions located in Escanaba and Alger County, MI.
  • ***Immediate openings at various subsidized apartment complexes throughout the Upper Peninsula.  Click “here” for more information.***
Featured Event
Nov 03

2nd Annual Type 1 Diabetes Summit – Marquette

Free event open to parents and children/adults who are living with type 1 diabetes. 10:00AM–10:30AM Registration and Vendor Exhibits   10:30AM–10:45AM Welcome Kristen Cambensy 10:45AM–11:30AM…

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Upcoming Events

Sep 25

PATH Workshop ~ Newberry

6 session group program for people living with health concerns.  PATH helps to provide the skills and tools needed by people living with chronic health conditions to improve their health and manage their symptoms.  Spouses, partners, caregivers and friends are also welcome to attend.
Classes meet once a week for 6 weeks on Tuesdays starting September 25th through November 6th from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  ** There is NO Class on October 2nd **
There is NO cost to attend, however you must register.  

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Sep 25

Creating Confident Caregivers – Houghton

Creating Confident Caregivers is an exciting program in select regions of Michigan, for family caregivers of persons with dementia and/or memory loss.  Creating Confident Caregivers is a six-session workshop led by trained dementia care specialists.  This university tested program provides participants wth information, skills and attitudes to manage stress and increase their effectiveness as a Caregiver.  
Class meets weekly on Tuesday’s from September 25th to October 30th.
There is NO cost to attend, however you must register.

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Oct 01

PATH for Pain Management Workshop – Menominee

6 session group program for people living with health problems that cause chronic pain.  Class meets weekly on Mondays from October 1st through November 5th.
There is NO cost to attend, however you must pre-register.  

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Oct 02

Diabetes PATH Workshop – Ishpeming

6 session group program for people living with Diabetes.  Spouses or other interested persons are welcome to attend.  Class meets weekly on Tuesdays from October 2nd through November 6th, 2018.   There is no cost to attend, but you must register

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Oct 03

Building Blocks to Success in Long Term Care

Sixteenth Annual U.P. Long Term Care Facilities Best Practices Conference.   The goal of the conference is to give Upper Peninsula facility administrators and their staff the opportunity to network with their peers, and share successful concepts and practices that can be utilized in their facilities. 
The “Building Blocks to Success in Long Term 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. 
This years speakers and topics consist of:
AM Keynote:  Peter Lichtenberg, Ph.D., ABPP- Director, Institute of Gerontology and Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute – Professor of Psychology, Wayne State University –Financial Exploitation in Long Term Care
Breakout AM (Participants will attend 1)
#1:  Sherry Culp, State Ombudsman (KY) – Sexual Abuse
#2:  Bob Clemente, Behavior Health Solutions – Reduction of Antibiotics & Antipsychotics
PM Keynote: Eileen Mikus & Michelle Roepke, State of Michigan Surveyors
Breakout PM (Participants will attend 1)
#3:  Claudia Drossel, Licensed Psychologist / Asst. Professor,  EMU Behavioral Interactions/Personalities
#4:  Marja Salani, RN/Trainer/Dementia Educator   – Engaging Alzheimer/Dementia Residents & Family Interactions

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