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.***

Accepting applications for part-time Site Manager for Escanaba housing project.  Click “here” for more information.

Accepting applications for part-time In-Home Service / Personal Care Aides to work in Escanaba and Manistique areas in our Senior Community Service Employment Training Program.  Click “here” for more information.

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.

Featured Event
May 18

UP Association of County Commissioners Spring Conference

Registration is now open for the Spring UP Association of County Commissioners (UPACC) Conference which runs May 18 & 19, 2017 @ the Island Resort & Casino, Harris, MI.Registration includes afternoon break, hospitality hour, dinner and breakfast on the 19th.

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Upcoming Events

Apr 24

Diabetes PATH Workshop – Ishpeming

6 session group program for people living with Diabetes.  Caregivers also welcome to attend.  Group will meet weekly on Mondays for 6 weeks beginning April 24th 2017.


No cost to attend, however, registration is required.  To register call Erin Carter at 906-369-4572.

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May 01

Matter of Balance Class – Manistique

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, Lynn Ballard and Midge Harlow from Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital.

Classes will be held every Monday and Thursday for 4 weeks May 1st through May 25th.

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May 02

Diabetes PATH Workshop – Gwinn/Sawyer

6 session group program for people living with Diabetes.  Caregivers also welcome to attend.  Class will be taught by Cindy Dulany and Lindsey Prusi.  Group will meet weekly on Tuesdays in the community center.

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May 25

Diabetes PATH Workshop – Iron River

6 session group program for people living with Diabetes.  Cargivers are also welcome to attend.  Group will meet weekly on Thursdays May 25th 2017 through June 29th 2017.

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May 30

Matter of Balance – Calumet

Many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. A Matter of Balance is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults.

A Matter of Balance includes eight two-hour sessions for a small group led by a trained facilitator. This nationally recognized program was developed at the Roybal Center at Boston University.

During the class, participants learn to:
• View falls as controllable • Make changes to reduce fall risk at home
• Set goals for increasing activity • Exercise to increase strength and balance

This class is held Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1:30pm – 3:30pm May 30th 2017 through June 21st 2017

No cost to attend.

Space is limited: Contact Erin Carter: 906.369.4572

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