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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

***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 Aide to work in Escanaba 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
Mar 02

Creating Confident Caregivers Escanaba (6 two hour sessions held from 2pm-4pm every Thursday from March 2nd 2017 through April 6th 2017)

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 from 2pm-4pm every Thursday from March 2nd 2017 through April 6th 2017.

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Upcoming Events

Feb 28

A MATTER OF BALANCE – Watersmeet

Do you have concerns about falling?

Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities.  A MATTER OF BALANCE is a an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.

This program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls.

You will learn to :

  • view falls as controllable
  • set goals for increasing activity
  • make changes to reduce fall risks at home
  • exercise to increase strength and balance

Who should attend?

  • anyone concerned about falls
  • anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength
  • anyone who has fallen in the past
  • anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns

This is a 2 hour class that runs 8 weeks.  Class is held every Tuesday starting February 28th.

Class size is limited, registration is required

Sign up by calling Connie Holt 906-358-4588 ext 6102

No Cost to Attend

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Mar 02

Welcome to Medicare Workshop Escanaba **Sold Out** Additional Class April 13th

Turning 65 soon? Need help understanding Medicare? This event is sponsored by UPCAP’s MI Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) and includes our Medicare 101 presentaion, workbook & materials, question & answer session, refreshments and more! We provide unbiased Medicare information and options; MMAP does not sell insurance or endorse any insurance products.

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Mar 15

Matter of Balance – Ironwood (8 session group class) March 15, 22 and 29; April 5, 12, 19, 28 and May 3

Do you have a fear of falling or past history of falls?  This program helps to reduce the fear of falling and provides strategies for people to stay active and independent.  The class will be taught by local coaches, Anita Carter from the Gogebic MSU Extension and local volunteers.  Meets weekly on Wednesdays ** Class will meet on Friday, April 28th instead of Wednesday, April 26th **

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Mar 28

Welcome to Medicare Workshop Iron Mountain

Turning 65 soon? Need help understanding Medicare? This event is sponsored by UPCAP’s MI Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) and includes our Medicare 101 presentaion, workbook & materials, question & answer session, refreshments and more! We provide unbiased Medicare information and options; MMAP does not sell insurance or endorse any insurance products.

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Apr 13

Welcome to Medicare Workshop Escanaba

Turning 65 soon? Need help understanding Medicare? This event is sponsored by UPCAP’s MI Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) and includes our Medicare 101 presentaion, workbook & materials, question & answer session, refreshments and more! We provide unbiased Medicare information and options; MMAP does not sell insurance or endorse any insurance products.

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