Are you looking for things to do? Here are some ideas that have proven popular with our veteran-volunteer teams. If you have an idea that isn’t here, please let us know so we can share it.
Places to go
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1044
508 Elm Street
Biddeford, Maine 04005
R&R Meeting Center
A cozy place operated by VVA where veterans from ANY era can come and relax. Features a TV, card and board games such as cribbage, checkers and chess. Visitors can also just sit and quietly read a newspaper, magazine, or book. FMI: (207) 494-9287 or contact Joe Armstrong at (207) 490-2094.
Soup and Sandwich Saturday
Biddeford’s VVA chapter serves soup and sandwiches every Saturday at the chapter home at 508 Elm St., Biddeford, from 11 am to 2 pm. All homemade and delicious offerings for a $5 donation. To find out the daily special, call (207) 494-9287 or contact Joe Armstrong at (207) 490-2094.
Maine Marine Museum
243 Washington St, Bath, ME 04530
Wheelchairs provided for the handicapped.
VAST Program, Pineland Farms Inc.
32 Farm View Drive, New Gloucester, ME 04260
Kristina Sabasteanski, OTR/L, Director
A recreational program (outside and inside sports) for disabled vets.
Maine Military Museum
50 Peary Terrace
South Portland, Maine
The Heroes Wall at Volk Packaging
Volk Packaging, 11 Morin St., Biddeford, Maine, 04005
Open 24/7, 365 days a week (outdoors)
- Library of Congress and the VA have free digital books (books on tape) on loan
- DVDs: Sports shows, nature shows, military history, old movies available from local library
- If you’re musical, bring your guitar and sing some old songs (or play music on a CD player)
- Maine Woodcarvers Association will provide free canes for vets. PO Box 41, Vienna Maine 04360 207-293-3725 Web:
- Games: Cards, Scrabble, backgammon
- One of our veteran pairs has started their own book club and read and discuss books that interest them.
- Another veteran helps his vet plant crops and harvest the vegetables.
- Go out for lunch or for coffee.
- Look for veterans’ specials at local restaurants and cafes on Veterans’ Day.
Remember, your time is what’s most important. Sitting and chatting (and listening) may be the best thing you can do with your vet.