UPCAP offers classes and workshops across the U.P. for disease prevention and management, and general wellness
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. They may also experience increased social isolation, depression and decreased interactions and activities with family and friends. 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 is a community-based program that can be taken either in-person in a traditional classroom type setting, or taken virtually online for those who are unable to attend in person classes. The in-person Matter of Balance program includes 8 two-hour sessions, and the virtual online A Matter of Balance program includes 9 two-hour sessions. Both the in-person and virtual sessions are led by two trained facilitators for a small group of 8-12 participants. Click below for more information on this award-winning program developed at Boston University.
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Health & Wellness Program Offerings
6 WEEKS – 15 HOURS
A lifetime of new options to manage your chronic condition, improve your health and feel better!
PATH – Michigan’s name for Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs. These programs help people learn techniques and strategies for the day-to-day self-management of their chronic or long-term health conditions. They are workshops conducted in 2 1/2-hour sessions, once a week for 6 weeks, and can be taken either in person or virtually online. These workshops are currently being offered to all residents in the State of Michigan free of charge. Click on the headings below to learn more about each program currently being offered, and how to find the next available session that is right for you.
UPCAP is happy to announce that we are now teaming with other State of Michigan Area Agencies on Aging to offer PATH health and wellness programs virtually-online. Any advertised workshops you see on our social media, or the UPCAP events page with the #agingwellinMichigan logo, is open to anyone in the U.P. to register and attend online. You will need internet access and video and audio capability on your device to attend. This partnering allows new opportunities for you to join with others throughout the State of Michigan to stay healthy, active and make new connections! Please use the specific contact information on the flyer for the workshop you are interested in to register through the hosting agencies site. All stated times are Eastern Time. Stay Well Michigan!
PATH Chronic Pain Management – Click “Here” for more information
PATH Diabetes Management – Click “Here” for more information
PATH Chronic Conditions Management – Click “Here” for more information
PATH Cancer “Thriving & Surviving” *NEW* – Click “Here” for more information
Whether you need relief from arthritis pain or just want to be more active to improve your overall health, UPCAP is offering the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk With Ease Program. This is a self-guided walking program with six weeks of online class support to help participants stay motivated and build confidence, while learning to safely increase physical activity.
Walk with Ease has been proven to increase balance, strength, and walking pace, reduce the pain and discomfort of arthritis, build confidence and improve overall health. Walking is an ideal activity for all fitness levels and can be done while social distancing.
If you can be on your feet for 10 minutes without increased pain, you can have success with Walk With Ease. There is NO charge for this online class and materials will be mailed to you. You must have a computer, tablet or smartphone with internet connection and a web browser to participate.
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.
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.