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.


  • The Aging & Adult Services Agency at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services wants to learn how older Michiganders and Michiganders with disabilities have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are age 60 or over and/or have a disability and reside in Michigan, please complete our survey. Your responses will help determine how we can best support older adults and persons with disabilities in the upcoming months. To take the survey, please click “here” to take the survey


  • Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress (UPCAP) is seeking older adults to participate in a Health, Wellness, and Technology Survey.  Due to COVID-19 guidelines, UPCAP’s programming is going online and virtual. This survey will help determine what future health and wellness programs UP seniors are interested in, as well as the technology that might be used to access programming.
    Click “here” to participate in the Health, Wellness and Technology Survey

UPCAP Special Announcement – click graphic below



Important Links on Covid 19

State of Michigan Corona-virus Website

CDC Corona-virus Website

Unemployment Benefits information in Michigan

COVID-19 and the Workplace – Dept of Labor website

State of Michigan Executive Orders

  • ***Immediate openings at various subsidized apartment complexes throughout the Upper Peninsula.  Click “here” for more information.***
  • UPCAP is accepting applications for a full-time RN in our Marquette Office.  Click “here” for more information.
  • Click “here” for job application


Upcoming Events

Jul 28

Walk with East Online Class

Walk with Ease

Walk with Ease ~ Online Class

This online class will meet Tuesdays starting July 28th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET for 6 weeks. The self-guided walking program helps participants with or without arthritis increase balance and strength with 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 July 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25 and September 1, 2020.

There is NO charge for class, but you must have a computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet connection and a web browser to attend.

Class size is limited. Registration is required by July 19th.

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