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.


Upcoming Events

Aug 25

Developing Dementia Dexterity

This three-part online Dementia training series is for caregivers of people with dementia. Each class is an hour long.

August 25: The Dementia Overview for Family and Friends online class provides information about dementia as a disease, how the disease affects more than just memory, the role of confusion, and communication skills as well as providing strategies and techniques useful for daily interaction with individuals living with dementia.

September 1: Planning Activities for Persons with Dementia online class provides information on engaging activities and assisting individuals with dementia in a way that promotes contented involvement, as well as strategies and techniques useful for planning daily activities.

September 8: Understanding Behavior and Support Needs of Persons with Dementia online class provides information on certain behaviors, potential triggers and strategies useful for dementia caregivers, as well as techniques useful for providing daily support and identifying triggers leading to potentially challenging behaviors.

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Sep 14


Best Practices 2022
(UPCAP & Ombudsman Program)
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Sep 28

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a highly effective self-care workshop for family caregivers.

Research studies find high rates of depression and anxiety among caregivers and increased vulnerability to health problems. Caregivers frequently cite restriction of personal activities and social life as problems. In addition, caregivers often feel a lack of control over events and a sense of powerlessness which can have a significant negative impact on their physical and emotional health. The Powerful Tools for Caregivers online program will provide caregivers tools to help reduce stress and increase relaxation, make tough decisions, reduce guilt, anger and depression, communicate effectively, set goals and problem solve, and take better care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. Caregivers will benefit from the class whether they are helping a parent, spouse, or friend living at home, in long-term care, or across the country.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers 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. The workshop focuses on self-care for the caregiver, not on specific diseases or hands-on caregiving.

Each session meets virtually on Wednesdays, September 28 through November 2, 2022 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EST.

Class size is limited! Registration ends September 18.

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