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.
UPCAP Special Announcement – click graphic below
Important Links on Covid 19
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.
Creating Confident Caregivers is a program for caregivers of persons with memory loss or dementia. This program provides participants with information, skills and attitudes to manage stress and increase their effectiveness as a caregiver.
Class meets for 6 weeks on Tuesdays beginning on May 19th and running until June 23rd from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. @ UPCAP in Escanaba.