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.


  • UPCAP is accepting applications for the following positions.  Click “here” for job descriptions and application.
    • Full-time Licensed Social Worker position in Sault Ste. Marie, MI
    • Part-time Maintenance position for Pleasant Acres Apartments in Powers, MI 
    • 2 – Part-time Homemaker Aides.  Positions located in Escanaba and Alger County, MI.
  • ***Immediate openings at various subsidized apartment complexes throughout the Upper Peninsula.  Click “here” for more information.***
Featured Event
Nov 03

2nd Annual Type 1 Diabetes Summit – Marquette

Free event open to parents and children/adults who are living with type 1 diabetes. 10:00AM–10:30AM Registration and Vendor Exhibits   10:30AM–10:45AM Welcome Kristen Cambensy 10:45AM–11:30AM…

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Upcoming Events

Oct 22

Powerful Tools for Caregivers – Marquette

6 week class designed to help non-professional informal family caregivers who are helping a parent, spouse, friend or someone living in the community, a nursing home or across the country.  

This class will help you reduce stress, take care of yourself, make tough decisions and problem solve.

Class meets weekly on Mondays starting October 22nd through December 3, 2018 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.  **There will be NO class on November 12th. 

There is NO cost to attend, however you must register.

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Oct 23

REST (Respite, Education and Support Tools) – Negaunee

REST is a unique, interactive training program where you will receive the tools and education needed to be confident and successful in providing respite care to adults and children.

This 2 day training meets on Tuesday, October 23rd and Wednesday, October 24th.

There is NO cost to attend, however registration is required.

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Oct 23

PATH to Pain Management Workshop – Newberry CANCELLED. ** Class will be rescheduled to a later date. **

6 session group program for people living with any health conditions that cause chronic pain.  Spouses, partners, caregivers and friends are also welcome to attend.

Program meets weekly for 6 weeks on Tuesdays beginning October 23rd and running through November 27th.  Meets from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.

There is no cost to attend, but you must register.  Space is limited.

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Oct 30

Creating Confident Caregivers – Escanaba

Creating Confident Caregivers is a program in select regions of Michigan for family caregivers of persons with dementia and/or memory loss.  Creating Confident Caregivers is a six-session workshop led by trained dementia care specialists.  This program provides participants with information, skills an attitudes to manage stress and increse their effectiveness as a caregiver.

Class meets weekly on Tuesdays for six weeks starting on October 30th and running until December 4th.  Class meets from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  There is no cost to attend, however you must register!

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Nov 14

Diabetes PATH Workshop – Ontonagon

6 session group program for people living wth diabetes.  Spouses, partners, caregivers and friends are also welcome to attend.  Classes meet Wednesays for 6 weeks beginning November 14th @ 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 Central Time and ending on December 19th.

There is NO cost to attend, however you must register.  

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