The Town of Carrabasett Valley website welcomes all to this four season recreation based community, and provides updated information on town services, meetings, area attractions, and things to do for residents and visitors alike.
The Carrabassett Valley Public Library offers a Summer Reading Program with story times and crafts for children ages 2-5. A great opportunity for seniors to volunteer during the off-season. The Begin Family Community Room at CVPL is available for meetings, programs and special event use by groups and organizations based in the Carrabassett Valley area. Local non-profit organizations, Carrabassett Valley town departments, taxpayers and/or residents may use the space for meetings without charge. Click on the Town of Carrabassett Valley website then to the Carrabassett Valley Public Library tab for room use requirements and availability. The Valley Seniors Group meet at the library every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The Anti-Gravity Complex used by student athletes from the Carrabassett Valley Academy is also available to residents and visitors as a shared resource. The AGC offers a variety of indoor recreation and physical conditioning options to include; a climbing wall, skateboard park, gymnastics, trampoline, weight room and volleyball. For membership information and activity prices, click on the Town of Carrabassett Valley website then to the Anti Gravity Complex tab.
Sugarloaf Mountain Resort via it’s official website; sugarloaf.com keeps everyone in touch with all that’s going on in-and-around the mountain. A weekly newsletter is available free to email in-boxes which provides news and information for the Sugarloafer, kids, and everyone in the family. A link to community.sugarloaf.com offered by the mountain allows Sugarloafers to connect, share and keep in touch.
Western Maine Community Action in E. Wilton, administers a program for eligible elder homeowners age 60+ living in Franklin County to assist seniors to remain in their own homes, as long as they are able to do so. For more information on the program known as Keeping Seniors Home, contact WMCA at 207-645-3764 or 1-800-645-9636, or email them at KeepingSeniorsHome@wmca.org.
NorthStar Emergency Services, the greater Franklin County ambulance service with a base station in Carrabassett Valley, offers a community outreach program known as the House Call Program. The free program offers area residents an opportunity to schedule home visits by NorthStar EMTs for health screenings and home safety checks. Click on the link for program information, eligibility and referrals or call the Carrabassett Valley base station 207-235-2228 if interested.
Encore Leadership Corps (ENCorps), a program of the University of Maine Center on Aging in partnership with the Maine Community Foundation. On March 30, 2012 Patti Foden, our local ENCorps representative, presented a free workshop on Engaging Volunteers to Jump on Board – Your Board or Project. at UMF in Farmington. Great resource for people 50+ learning, connecting and serving as volunteer community leaders. Contact Patti at 207-767-5352 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The United Way of the Tri-Valley Area (UWTVA) with an office at 232 Broadway in Farmington, serves the Greater Franklin County area, including the northern communities of Kingfield, Stratton and Rangeley. UWTVA seeks to bring together people and resources in order to identify and address local needs and help raise funds necessary to meet those needs. Locally the Sugarloaf Charitable Trust contributes to UWTVA, in its effort to support a wide variety of volunteer activities, including the Franklin Volunteer Network. The office phone number is 207-778-5048.