The Valley Seniors meet at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center in the Begin Family Community Room on Wednesdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The library is closed to the public during seniors time. Last January a “beginner-beginner” computer program was offered to seniors. Peggy Bishop instructed the elder beginners on how to turn on the PC, browse the Internet, and establish a personal e-mail account. A second beginners learning opportunity was presented from March 28 through April 11. The Valley Seniors group continue to meet during the summer. Seniors are invited to gather together to read the newspaper, play cribbage or just enjoy each others company. Light refreshments are served. For more information, please call the library at 207-237-3535 and ask for Joyce Demshar. Click on the Carrabassett Valley Public Library website for a listing of the summer hours and to view Library Newsletters for upcoming activities and services. The library welcomes all seniors to come in and get connected.
The Carrabassett Valley Public Library in cooperation with AARP Foundation Tax-Aid program is a local site for seniors to obtain free assistance with tax preparation. Tax-Aid volunteers will be available on Friday afternoons 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. during March and April for the 2013 tax season. Walk-ins are always welcome. Call the Library or Diane Copeland 207-246-2157 for more information.
SeniorsPlus Family Caregiver Support Groups – Meet at the Farmington Municipal Building, 153 Farmington Falls Rd., on the 1st Tuesday of each month – 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. For more information contact SeniorsPlus at 1-800-427-1241 or 207-795-4010.
Access to recreational trails and a variety of local clubs offer seasonal opportunities for biking, golfing, hiking, walking, skiing, snowshoeing and snowmibiling to people of all ages and abilities. The bridge over the Carrabassett River at Campbell’s Field washed away by Tropical Storm Irene has been replaced to provide access to the Narrow Gauge Pathway. A new Recreational Bridge over the river behind the Carrabassett Inn opened in November 2011, to provide easy access to Nordic skiing and hiking along the Narrow Gauge Pathway, the Maine Huts & Trail System and snowmobiling Interconnecting Trails System. The Carrabassett Valley Outdoor Association (CVOA), the Carrabassett Mountain Bike Club, J.V. Wing Snowmobile Club, and Sugarloaf Golf Club are but a few of the local associations available to enhance your recreational opportunities in the valley all four seasons..
Recreational Bridge behind Carrabassett Inn and Airport, on Rt. 27, Carrabassett Valley.
Blessing of the Skis and Boards – Join fellow Sugarloafers and SACM on the snow as we seek a blessing of safety upon all who come to the mountain this winter season. Gather at the Jean Luce Timing Building at the base of Comp Hill at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 9th.