Up-Island Council on Aging: November 2022

Howes House, the location of the Up-Island Council on Aging. — Mae Deary

Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4 pm, closed holidays
Joyce Albertine, director; Bethany Hammond, assistant director  
Susan Merrill, outreach coordinator; Jennie Gadowski, administrative assistant

55+ November 2022

Howes House will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25. We wish all our friends and family a very happy Thanksgiving!

November Offerings at Howes House

  • Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 10:30 am, Fire Safety with Chilmark Fire Chief Jeremy Bradshaw
  • Tuesday, Nov. 8, 10 to 11 am, in-person or via Zoom, Venetian Lagoon: Glass-Blowing Experience on Murano Island, a Live Walking Tour
  • Tango at the House, Nov. 9, 16, 23 and 30, 3 to 4 pm


In-person Programs

Fitness Class with Margarita Kelly, Wednesdays at 10 am

Patricia Mello and Associates, P.C. at the UICOA  Legal service offered one or two times a month, Next date Nov. 9. Call 508-477-0267 to schedule an appointment.

Parkinson’s Group
Second Monday of the month at 10:30 am. A support group providing an opportunity for people with Parkinson’s to share experiences, new information and updated research.  

Pedi Care
Fourth Monday of the month. Appointments begin at 9:30 am. Please call to reserve your spot. Masks required. Toenail maintenance, callus care. No diabetic foot care. Please note, this is NOT a pedicure. Fee $30. (Note: Pedi Care will be on hiatus January, February, and March 2023.)

Kniters’ Group
Mondays at 7 pm. All are welcome! Contact Ginny at islandgirlwt@gmail.com.  

Watercolor Group
Fridays at 1 pm. Bring your own supplies and enjoy an afternoon of painting still life with watercolor or medium of your choice.  

Audiology Clinic
Fourth Tuesday of every month, 1:30 to 3 pm at Howes House. Appointments will be booked for one person every half-hour. Call 508-693-2896 to schedule.  

Gleaned Goods
Tuesdays or when available. Call to inquire.


Virtual Classes / Programs

Yoga with Martha Abbott    
Monday and Friday at 10:30 am. Email spiritmovesyou@gmail.com for sign-in information.  

Strength Training with Katryn Gilbert
Katryn is offering her classes via Google Meet on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 9 am and 9:35 am. She is hosting 30-minute classes with a mix of strength training and a little cardio. Please email her at katrynyerdon@prodigy.net for meeting information.

Gentle Yoga with Kanta on Zoom
Every Tuesday at 11:30.  Meeting ID 824 4775 7861, Passcode: 709904.  Join her via Zoom, and get back to your yoga practice!

Howes House offers outreach; fuel assistance; SNAP; government surplus food distribution; notary services; Lifeline & Be Safer at Home; durable medical equipment; reassurance phone calls; File of Life; SHINE; and more.