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.
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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.
Understanding Behavior and Support Needs of Persons with Dementia provides information on certain behaviors, potential triggers and strategies useful for dementia caregivers.
This one-hour online training provides techniques useful for providing daily support and identifying triggers leading to potentially challenging behaviors. Whether you are a seasoned dementia caregiver, family, or friend, this online training provides a better understanding of behaviors and the support needs of persons with dementia!
The training is FREE but you must have a computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet connection and email address to attend.
Registration ends April 18, 2021.
This 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 Wednesdays, May 26 – June 30, 2021. Optional Webex Orientation: Wednesday, May 19.