An All-Volunteer Enrichment Experience

Sunrise Senior College (SSC) at the University of Maine, Machias, provides a curriculum of intellectually stimulating programs, practical knowledge, social interaction, and special activities for Washington County residents fifty years of age or older, and their spouses and/or partners of any age.

There are no tests or grades and no prior college education is required however, some classes recommend reading certain books or plays to enrich the course experience while others may suggest writing assignments to help hone your creative skills.

A variety of courses are offered during the Spring and Fall months, most lasting 4 to 6 sessions. We also offer a series of single event Summer Short programs from June to the end of August that are free to members and uniquely designed to fit the busy lifestyle of Mainers.

These programs are very popular with many of our ‘Snowbirds’ that visit Maine during the summer months. Our Winter Warm Ups program presented during January and February is open to all and helps bring people together during the cold winter months.

Latest News

2019 Summer Shorts are Here!

Please Sign up for your favorite Summer Shorts Program. The sign up period ends May 24, 2019.  Classes are one day and free to the current membership.

Please visit the About Us page to  view the brochure and sign up for classes.

Your 2019 membership runs from September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019.  Be sure to include your $25.00 membership renewal for 2019, if you did not renew during the Fall Semester. 

Go to the About Us page to see the latest brochure and registration form.


Read the latest edition of the Jabberwocky: Winter 2018 Jabberwocky



The Jabberwocky is Sunrise Senior College’s newsletter and is published twice a year. Want to know more about who we are? This publication is an excellent way to gain an understanding of what we are all about and the types of activities we make available throughout the year.

Information for seniors on local transportation.

Click on the town (Milbridge, Eastport, Machias) in the following message for information about service in those town.

In Town Routes: Downeast Community Partners offers low cost bus routes in Milbridge, Eastport and Machias open to the general public for “banking, pharmacy, doctor appointments, grocery store and even to visit a friend.” Download the flyers above for more information on routes, dates, times and the number to call to reserve a ride.