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.
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…More Info / Sign Up
6 session group program for people living with diabetes. Topics include meal planning, label reading, blood sugar monitoring, exercise and much more. Caregivers are also welcome to attend. Group meets weekly on Wednesdays from September 5th through October 10th @ the Victory Lutheran Church in Sawyer/Gwinn.
There is NO cost to attend, but pre-registration is required. Call Cindy Dulany at 906-372-3268 to register or for more information. A workbook that accompanies the program will be available to purchase for $20 or you can borrow one.
6 session group program for people living with health conditions that cause chronic pain such as Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Back problems, etc. Topics include ways to manage pain and live a healthier and more productive life. Caregivers are also welcome to atend.
Group meets weekly on Wednesdays from September 5th through October 10th @ the Negaunee Senior Center.
There is NO cost to attend, however pre-registration is required. Call the Senior Center at 906-475-6266 to register or for more information. A workbook will be available to purchase or loan.
8 session group class for people with a 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.
Group meets weekly on Wednesdays from September 12th through October 31st @ the West Iron County District Library in Iron River, MI.
There is NO cost to attend, however you must register. Call Aspirus Genesee Clinic at 906-265-9123 to register or for more information.