Friends of the Up-Island Council on Aging

Ongoing Activities at the Up-Island Council on Aging:

CALL FOR MORE INFO (508) 693-2896

Health and Fitness Programs: 

  • Podiatry Service
  • Mindful Meditation 
  • Yoga Class 
  • Strength Training 
  • Pilates 
  • Balletics Parkinson’s Support Group 
  • Smile Program (Free Dental checkups and cleanings)
  • Freestyle Dance

Health Programs Sponsored by the Up-Island Boards of Health: 

  • Monthly Blood Pressure Checks 
  • Nursing Clinics 
  • Health Promotion Visits (In-home health assessments conducted by a R.N.)

Social, Recreational, & Cultural Programs: 

  • Day Trips (theatre, museums, symphony)
  • Recreational Games (Bridge, Mah Jong) 
  • Lobster Picnic 
  • Holiday and intergenerational events 
  • Off-island shopping trips 
  • Annual Cookout

In-Kind Services and Goods: 

  • Durable Medical Equipment 
  • Fish Distribution (M.V. Bluefish Derby) 
  • Fresh Vegetables (Island Gleaners)

Educational Programs: 

  • Community Education Talks 
  • Educational Talks 
  • Writing Group
  • Watercolor Class 
  • Discussion Group


Nutritional Programs: 

  • Congregate LunchHome Delivered Meals (holiday meals included)Government Surplus Food Distribution

Other Direct Services: 

  • File of Life (medical info. cards)
  • Housing Assistance 
  • Transportation 
  • Fuel Assistance 
  • Notary Public Services 
  • Health Insurance Counseling
  • Home Repair Program 
  • Legal Assistance 
  • Case Management 
  • Lifeline 
  • Telephone Reassurance Calls
  • Respite Care 
  • Food Stamps 
  • Client support and Outreach 
  • FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Association)

Howes House Monthly Calendar of Events can be found on the Town of West Tisbury web site at: or