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 Special Announcement – click graphic below
Important Links on Covid 19
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.
Walk With Ease ~ Online Class
This is a self-guided walking program with online class support to help participants with or without arthritis, stay motivated and build confidence, while learning to safely increase physical activity. If you can be on your feet for 10 minutes without increased pain, you can have success with this program.
The online class dates are September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, and November 2, 2020. The first class session (September 21) is designed to prepare participants to attend classes virtually.
There is NO charge for the online class, but you must have a computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet connection, a web browser, and email, to attend.
Class size is limited. Registration is required by September 16, 2020.
This 6 week virtual class is designed for non-professional informal family caregivers who are helping a parent, spouse or friend living in the community, a nursing home or across the country.
This highly effective, self-care program for family caregivers, builds skills that caregivers need to better care for themselves as they provide care for others. Caregiver participants learn to minimize the potentially negative impacts of caregiving emphasizing self-care and empowerment.
Class meets virtually each week on Tuesdays starting October 13th through November 24, 2020 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
** SPECIAL NOTE: THE FIRST SESSION ON OCTOBER 13 IS DESIGNED TO PREPARE CAREGIVERS TO ATTEND VIRTUALLY. TIME WILL BE SPENT ADDRESSING TECHNICAL QUESTIONS AND PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO ALLOW CAREGIVERS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SERIES. THIS FIRST CLASS MAY NOT LAST THE ENTIRE 1 1/2 HOURS. **
All participants will receive an e-mail invite to attend approximately two weeks prior to start date and again the day of the event. A personal e-mail must be provided to attend.
There is NO cost to attend, however you must register.