Up Island Council on Aging

The Up-Island Council on Aging (UPICOA), located at Howes House, is a branch of municipal government of the Towns of Aquinnah, Chilmark, and West Tisbury. The UPICOA is responsible for the administration, development and coordination of older adult programs. We are committed to expanding our programs to meet the ever-changing interests and needs of people who are 55 years of age and older. Further, the UPICOA promotes the well-being of all Up-Island residents.

Funding sources include local tax dollars, grants from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs and the Friends of the Up-Island Council on Aging.

Up-Island Council on Aging is home to a variety of social/cultural, educational and health programs. The office is open for both scheduled and drop-in activities as well as information referral, case management, and direct services from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday- Friday.

Friends of the Up Island Council on Aging web page - here

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Joyce Albertine Director
Bethany Hammond Assistant Director
Susan Merrill Outreach Coordinator
Jennie Gadowski Administrative Assistant

Board Members

Name Title
Skipper Manter Board Member
Nancy P. Cabot Board Member
Anna Alley Board Member