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 16

Matter of Balance – Baraga

8 session group program that meets for 2 hours per session.  This class is for anyone who has fallen or has a few of falling.  Caregivers are welcome to attend.

Class meets Tuesdays and Fridays starting October 16th through November 9th.

There is NO cost to attend, however registration is required.  Call Dawn at 906-353-4521 to register or if you have questions.

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Oct 17

Diabetes PATH Workshop-Sawyer

6 session group program for people living with diabetes.    Topics include meal planning, label reading,  blood sugar monitoring, exercise and much more.   Caregivers also welcome to attend.  Group will meet weekly on Wednesdays October 17th through November 21st and classes will be offered at Victory Lutheran Church in Sawyer.   There is no cost to attend.   A workbook that accompanies that program will be available to purchase for $20 or to borrow.

Pre registration is required.  Call Cindy Dulany at 372-3268 to register or for more information.

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Oct 17

Welcome to Medicare Workshop – Marquette

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 presentation, 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.  

No cost to attend, but you must register.

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Oct 18

UP Association of County Commissioners Fall Conference

The 2018 Fall Conference will be held at the Island Resort & Casino in Harris, MI.  The conference will have informational speakers on various topics of interest to the commissioners of the Upper Peninsula.  

October 18th @ 1:00 p.m EST

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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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