!Attention!  “Great News”  !Attention!

All Current 2019 Memberships are being extended to

May 31st 2020.
Sunrise Senior College has changed its membership period. What does this mean to you?

“If your membership is current for the 2019 membership year that was to originally end on August 31, 2019,

it is automatically being extended


May 31, 2020.”

Membership dues will now be renewed as part of Summer Shorts, so your next annual membership period will then run from June 1, 2020, to May 31, 2121.

If your membership has lapsed and you did not renew for the 2019 season or if you are brand new to Sunrise Senior College and have never had a membership.   You can try any Fall and/or Spring semester classes without paying the $25.00 membership fee.

This is an excellent opportunity to come back or to check out Sunrise Senior College on us.  All you need to pay for is any individual class fees for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 sessions.



Time to register for the Fall 2019 Semester: See Fall Semester Details


SSC is 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.

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

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


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

Read the latest edition of the Jabberwocky: Spring-2019-Jabberwocky

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.