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 In-Home Service / Personal Care Aides to work in Escanaba, Manistique and Alger County 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
Jul 28

Swim Teal Lake: Benefit for Diabetes Swim Clinic

Join us for the first ever Swim Teal Lake: Benefit for Diabetes Swim Clinic. Friday, July 28, 2017 Marquette Senior High Pool The clinic will…

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Upcoming Events

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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May 30

Creating Confident Caregivers – Houghton

Creating Confident Caregivers utilizes the SAVVY Caregiver Program, a university tested program designed for family members caring for a loved one with dementia at home.  Two hour sessions are held once a week for six weeks and respite care may be available.  There is no charge to participants for the workshop or materials.  This program provides participants with information, skills and attitudes to manage stress and increase effective care giving skills.

This is a 6 week course that will be held every Tuesday beginning May 30th 2017.

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Jun 12

REST (Respite Education and Support Tools) Training

Respite Support Training for Caregivers

This training will be held in 2 parts.  June 12 2017 from 9am-2pm and June 17th 2017 from 9am-2pm.

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