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.
Providing easy accessible, responsive, and professional information and assistance to Upper Peninsula citizens and families in need, 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week.
Offering classes across the Upper Peninsula for disease prevention, management, and wellness.
Facilitating in home service options to avoid or delay nursing home placement to help individual’s live independently.
Providing affordable housing options to qualified individuals and families. UPCAP manages and develops a number of multi-family and elderly apartment projects across the Upper Peninsula.
MMAP (pronounced map) is a free counseling service for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries and their caregivers to help them in making informed health benefit decisions.
Assisting older persons in leading independent, meaningful, and dignified lives in their own homes and communities for as long as possible.
PLEASE JOIN YOUR T1D FAMILY AT THE
3rd Annual Type 1 Diabetes Summit in
MICHIGAN’S UPPER PENINSULA
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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.
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.