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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

  • 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 Benefits…

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Upcoming Events

Sep 20

Volunteer Matter of Balance Coaches Needed in the U.P.! – Escanaba

This one-day training is for anyone willing to learn, promote and lead the award-winning Matter of Balance program in their community.  Matter of Balance is a national evidence-based program that helps older adults overcome their fear of falls. Two coaches team-teach to present an 8-session course to help participants become more confident about managing falls and teaches them exercises that help increase their strength and balance. Volunteer coaches need enthusiasim, good communication and interpersonal skills, and be willing to lead a low to moderate level exercise program. UPCAP supports coaches with training, arranging classes, and program costs.

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Sep 20

Matter of Balance Class ~ St. Ignace

8 session group class for people with a fear of falling or past history of falls.  The program helps reduce the fear of falling and provides strategies for people to stay active and independent.
Class meets weekly on Thursdays starting September 20th, 2018 through November 8th, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  
There is NO cost to attend, however you must register.  

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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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Sep 25

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 September 25 through October 30, 2018.   There is no cost to attend, but you must register

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