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.
***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 Aides to work in Escanaba and Manistique areas 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.
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.
Registration is now open for the Spring UP Association of County Commissioners (UPACC) Conference which runs May 18 & 19, 2017 @ the Island Resort & Casino, Harris, MI.Registration includes afternoon break, hospitality hour, dinner and breakfast on the 19th.More Info / Sign Up
8 session group class for people with 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. Class will taught by local coaches, Lynn Ballard and Midge Harlow from Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital.
Classes will be held every Monday and Thursday for 4 weeks May 1st through May 25th.
Many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. A Matter of Balance is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults.
A Matter of Balance includes eight two-hour sessions for a small group led by a trained facilitator. This nationally recognized program was developed at the Roybal Center at Boston University.
During the class, participants learn to:
• View falls as controllable • Make changes to reduce fall risk at home
• Set goals for increasing activity • Exercise to increase strength and balance
This class is held Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1:30pm – 3:30pm May 30th 2017 through June 21st 2017
No cost to attend.
Space is limited: Contact Erin Carter: 906.369.4572
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 every Tuesday beginning May 30th 2017.