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.


  • ***Immediate openings at various subsidized apartment complexes throughout the Upper Peninsula.  Click “here” for more information.***
  • UPCAP is currently accepting applications for:
    • Part-time Site Manager at our Mill Trace Apartments in Ironwood, MI.  Click here for more information
    • Part-time Maintenance at our Mill Trace Apartments in Ironwood, MI.  Click here for more information
    • Full-time Accountant/Housing Specialist in Escanaba.  Click here for more information.
  • Click “here” for job application
  • Falls Prevention Awareness Day 2019
  • Your Input is Needed! UPCAP, the U.P. Area Agency on Aging, is conducting a needs assessment to guide important decisions that will affect older adults in the Upper Peninsula for the next several years.  We would like to hear from seniors, caregivers, service providers and other interested individuals in our community about the needs and services most important to older adults, as well as collect information that will help us shape the agency’s program development and advocacy efforts.Completing the survey should take about 15 minutes of your time. If you have any questions, please contact Sherry Whitman, Planner/Program Developer at 906-217-3030.   We appreciate your help!

Upcoming Events

Sep 25

REST (Respite Education and Support Tools) Training – Marquette

Respite Support Training for Caregivers

NO Cost to Attend – Registration Required!

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Oct 01

A Matter of Balance Class – Ishpeming

8 session class for people with fear of falling or past history of falls.

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Oct 01

Matter of Balance Class – Grand Marais

This is an 8 session group class for people with fear of falling or past history of falls. Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award-winning program designed to manage falls, reduce the fear of falling and provides strategies for people to stay active and independent. Class will taught by local volunteer coaches.


Classes held Tuesdays October 1, 2019 – November 15, 2019 from 2pm – 4pm.


Class size is limited and interested folks must pre-register. Please call Tracie at 235-2985 for more information or to register

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Oct 01

PATH Workshop – Hancock

Get Healthier, Feel Better!

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Oct 02

Linking Quality of Life & Quality of Care

The “Linking Quality of Life & Quality of Care” Conference is designed to be interactive and informal. Administrators, directors of nurses, social workers, activity directors, and facility medical directors/physicians are encouraged to attend along with any other staff members you feel could benefit.

We are pleased to announce the following list of presenters have agreed to share their knowledge on current long term care issues:

Renee Koski, Professor of Pharmacy

Ferris State University

Pain Management in the Nursing Homes


Julie Banister


Psychotropic Medication Reduction for Nursing Home Resident Safety


Lisa McDowell, Dietitian

Detroit Red Wings & USA Olympic National Development Team

Nutrition Strategies for Feeling Your Best at Any Age

Stacey Hernandez De Leon

Lighthouse at Ishpeming

Utilization of Biopatches for Central Lines Preventing BSI


Sara Gusler, Long Term Care Ombudsman

Region 9

Recognition and Reducing Biases


Heidi Brown

Gogebic County Medical Care Facility

Duet Bicycle

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